Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Nancy Larson0
County Commissioners Approve Wellness Policy
Press Release from Wellness Coordinator, Delaware County, Indiana:
The Delaware County Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a new County Wellness Policy.
Suggested by the county’s Health Department at direction of Administrator Josh Williams, the policy is intended to improve the overall health and wellness of county employees, as an example to all residents in the area. The initiative is part of a new effort led by the Corporate Wellness Coordinator, Nancy Larson, to improve Delaware County’s 81st ranking in key health statistics state-wide.
The policy is simple, but important. It calls for simple things like “healthy snacks” being offered at meetings and “healthy choices” being offered at staff lunches. All too often at work places, less-than-healthy food is provided – “but it doesn’t have to be that way,” says Williams. “Having a plate of vegetables, as well as bottled water can be a great way to say you care about your staff.”
“A healthy workforce results in a more productive workforce with less absenteeism,” says Larson. County employees are encouraged to participate in education classes and disease screening that help identify and reduce health risks before serious health problems occur.”
For more information about the Wellness Policy, contact:
Nancy L. Larson
Environmental Health Specialist
Wellness Program Coordinator
765-747-7721, ext. 243