Building a Culture of Health: Tools & Resources

Speakers Kit for Promoting Wellness@Work

Building a culture of wellness starts with individual worksites, then spreads across Oregon as other employees see the many benefits. Wellness@Work aims to reach and support as many employers as possible, and you can help.

Please use this speaker’s kit to share Wellness@Work with company leaders, human resource representatives, and health and wellness managers about the benefits of workplace wellness and the steps to get started. It’s a great way to connect within your own organization, with business associations and chambers of commerce, and with your industry peers.

The Speaker’s Kit contains:

  • How to Start a Wellness Program PowerPoint showing the four steps in starting an effective wellness program (ideal for managers, human resources staff, wellness committees, or leaders of small to mid-sized companies).

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Partnership for Prevention: Leading by Example

Partnership for Prevention : Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond

The Business Case For Employee Health

The Benefits of Health Promotion Programs at the Workplace

Interested in staring a movement? Learn how in 3 minutes with this TED video clip!

Interested to learn more about selling your wellness movement? Check out this 20 minutes video on TED presenting a concise theory on why we buy what we buy. 2009 winner of The Kevin Eikenberry Group of Best Leadership.



CDC Cost Calculators to help estimate the costs of lifestyle factors and preventable diseases, yielding information that can be useful for baseline needs assessment and planning.

WELCOA’s Calculator for ROI on Wellness Programs, Tobacco Cessation or Obesity Prevention

CDC’s Workplace Health Promotion Web Portal: Worksite wellness metrics for productivity, health care costs, health outcomes and organizational change.

America’s Health Insurance Plans and Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Tobacco ROI calculator


Wellness Committees

Social Support-Impact on Health and the Bottom Line

Community Engagement and Partnership

The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety with Workplace Wellness Programs


CDC’s Workplace Health Promotion Website

WELCOA’s National Worksite Wellness Model

Kentucky’s Guide to Worksite Wellness

Creating Healthy States: Building Healthy Worksites: National Governor’s Association

Journey to Wellness: School Employee Wellness

North Carolina’s Comprehensive Guide to Workforce Health Promotion

WELCOA’s Policies, Practices and Promotion

WELCOA’s Calculator for ROI on Wellness Programs, Tobacco Cessation or Obesity Prevention

CDC’s Worksite Wellness Evaluation

A Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health”s Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing

CDC’s Worksite Wellness Planning Tools

Worksite Program California Fit Business Kit

Colorado Worksite Resource Kit

Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit

Healthy Minnesota Toolkit: WorkWell

Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit

Diabetes at Work – a tool designed for the business community

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