January 10, 2017    

Working on Wellness Newsletter
Working on Wellness is pleased to announce the new focus of its newsletters in 2017! The newsletters will showcase worksite wellness best practices following the  Working on Wellness Program Development Cycle . The newsletters will offer links to resources, tools and supporting blogs to help organizations implement worksite wellness initiatives that create environments where health and safety is valued, supported and promoted. 

Be on the lookout for upcoming Working on Wellness events, policies, programs and practices that you can implement to protect employees and advance safety, health and well-being within your organization. 

Working on Wellness Expert Series 
Free hour-long worksite wellness focused webinars 

Winter Schedule Now Available!

The  Working on Wellness Expert Series  covers various topics in worksite wellness and safety. Each hour-long webinar, hosted by experts in the fields of worksite wellness, occupational safety, and public health, provides strategies that your workplace can use to enhance wellness at work, including- tools, interventions, and resources.  


Thursday, January 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Led by: Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP,  Advancing Wellness

Let's Keep Moving: Strategies for Physical Activity During Winter  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST 
Led By: Laura Ingalls, BFA, CPT, CHHC, CWPC,  Advancing Wellness

Mobile Health Clinics: Meeting Your Employees Where They Are
Thursday, February 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST 
Led By: Jennifer Bennet,  Harvard Family Van

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST 
Led By: Barbara Zabawa, JD, MPH, Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC    

To learn more and register, click here



Interested in receiving funding for a year-long diabetes prevention program at your worksite? 

Act quickly, the deadline is January 31, 2017! 

The Winter schedule for the Expert Series is now available. 

The first webinar,
Using Technology in Your Wellness Program,  will be on January 19th at 1:00pm EST.  


Maximize your employee health and productivity- help them sleep!  

The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts will be holding the January 12th at 1:00pm EST.


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Program Highlight
Over 80 organizations gathered at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester for Working on Wellness' Sharing Successes in Creating a Culture of Health event in October. Working on Wellness participants came together to learn from one another's experiences in the program, build relationships across cohorts, and meet Working on Wellness staff for the first time.
The event feedback suggested the need for a database with worksite wellness interventions that have been implemented by current and past Working on Wellness participants. We are happy to announce that the Participant Intervention Database has been launched! This database is a public resource with a list of interventions developed and implemented by Working on Wellness participants. Interventions are categorized by the health topic they address and type of intervention. For example, if your organization is looking to implement a policy to address improved nutrition among staff, check out the examples from Working on Wellness graduates in the database!
The database is now available here  and will be updated regularly to incorporate additional interventions as they are implemented across Massachusetts. If you have an intervention you'd like included, please submit this brief form . For questions related to the Participant Intervention Database, please contact Erica Pike at  epike@hria.org .