Call to Action for Worksite Wellness Advancement

“Creating a Healthier Kentucky through Worksite Wellness” challenges all employers in both the public and private sector, insurance companies, health care, business associations, safety and occupational health agencies, universities, and government to acknowledge and act on their opportunity to support and contribute to the establishment of comprehensive science -based worksite wellness programs

Worksite Wellness Employer Pilot

A worksite wellness pilot working with five Hopkinsville employers to identify the most effective wellness program resources and strategies for Kentucky employers is underway. The pilot is supported by CDC 1305 funding and is being conducted in partnership between the KDPH Chronic Disease Branch Worksite Wellness Program and the KDPH Obesity Prevention Program. Results will be shared soon.

A Total Worker Health Initiative

“Total Worker Health™ is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being.” National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Kentucky Network of Occupational Wellness and Safety for Total Worker Health (KNOWS-TWH) is a partnership of state and national organizations who are committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of Kentucky workers, families and communities. Building upon the principles of NIOSH’s Total Worker HealthTM, we seek to build a network that promotes on and off the job health and safety for employees, families and their communities.