Welcome to Healthy Maine Works
Healthy Maine Works (HMW) is the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) initiative to support employers of all sizes with implementing a worksite wellness program.
Since employees spend most of their waking hours at work, employers have a unique opportunity to influence the health of their employees. Worksite wellness programs have demonstrated reductions in absenteeism and health care costs at the same time improving productivity. In addition, worksite wellness programs improve an organization's image making them an employer of choice; improving employee retention and recruitment.
Included in this website are resources to help any employer assess, plan, implement and evaluate their worksite wellness program. Also included are resources on a number of evidence-based strategies and interventions any employer can utilize.
To use the Assessment and Planning tool click the LOG IN link.
If you do not have an account for the Assessment and Planning tool please Register to set up your account today.
Employers and organizations can access the recorded series of webinars and teleconferences to increase knowledge, skills, awareness, and capacity in building, enhancing, and maintaining worksite health promotion programs. Nationally recognized health promotion and safety experts, including employers who have implemented successful healthy worksite programs, will be part of the training faculty to discuss program implementation and evaluation. Each session lasts no longer than 90 minutes.
- Making the case for a healthy worksite and the importance of leadership support
- Data collection methods and tools
- Creating and implementing a comprehensive healthy worksite plan
- Strategies for employee health improvement and building an organizational culture of health
- Program evaluation
- Integration of health promotion and safety
The WORKSITE WELLNESS LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION course offers individuals that are currently coordinating company wellness programs or those individuals who would like to become wellness leaders, an opportunity to become skilled/knowledgeable professionals in designing, implementing and evaluating employee health promotion efforts. Click the link above to register for this certification.
DATE: 6 week course - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to Tuesday April 30, 2013
CEUs : 10.5 Hrs - Human Resource Recertification Credit / 1.2 Hrs. - General CEUs
TIME: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in five years will require the work and commitment to change from all of us. There are steps that each of us can take to reach this goal as a nation. Be one in a Million Hearts™ and see how your actions can make a positive difference. A Million Hearts™ begins with you.