Shelby County has been selected as one of seven sites to participate in the National Healthy Worksite Initiative, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced.
Fifteen local employers will be selected to participate in a two-year program to implement a comprehensive workplace wellness initiative, which will provide program, policy and environmental support in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use.
The program is aimed at small to medium-sized business and will include employers with 100 or less employees, 101-250 employees, and 251-1,000 employees.
Applications to participate in the program will be accepted between January 20 and February 24, and Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) has agreed to help identify interested employers.
MBGH is a coalition of the area’s largest employers – including FedEx, Smith & Nephew and the City of Memphis – working to maximize the cost and quality of health care benefits, and encouraging companies to take an active role in employee wellness and consider creative benefit design and delivery models as a means of curtailing costs.
Employers interested in participating can learn more by visiting the MBGH blog.