The mission of Georgia’s Worksite Health Initiative is to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by helping Georgia businesses create worksite environments that maintain and improve the health of their employees. The Initiative aims to provide leadership in the area of worksite health promotion and drive a statewide effort through the following:
Resource development and technical assistance;
Data collection and reporting;
Establishment of model worksites; and
State-level partnerships to support worksite efforts.
Increase the proportion of worksites that offer a comprehensive employee health promotion program to their employees. (Healthy People 2010 Target: 75%).
Georgia’s Worksite Health initiative is a single-point of contact for employer to access information, resources and programming ideas. Serving employers of various sizes and industries across the state, the initiative encourages employers to implement health promotion activities, policies and environmental changes that target the risk factors for chronic diseases – poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use.
With projects like the Model Worksite Project, the Initiative works with employers directly to implement comprehensive worksite wellness programming to improve the health and productivity of working adults in Georgia.