Workplace Wellness
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Workplace Wellness

Obesity is one of the leading public health concerns within Miami-Dade County, and it affects residents of every age, race, sex, ethnic group and income level. Miami-Dade County Government is starting to address the issue internally by taking steps to improve health and wellness through a new pilot program for its workforce—the  Miami-Dade County Wellness Works Program.

Our mission & goalsHow we're making it happenWhat we've done so far

Wellness Work’s mission is to inspire healthy behavior change among employees through improved nutrition, physical activity, education and support. Its immediate goals include:

  • Encouraging daily physical activity level
  • Encouraging healthy eating behaviors
  • Discouraging tobacco use
  • Promoting workplace wellness initiatives to Miami-Dade County employees

Since positive change starts with information, a communications plan has been rolled out to engage County employees in this program. Its components have included:

  • Placement of signage encouraging employees to take the stairs, quit smoking, eat healthy, get moving and be active
  • Bio screen testing through health provider Av-Med have been to attain a baseline condition and status of health for participating employees
  • Introduction of a “Biggest Winner” transformation challenge to kick off the New Year, encouraging participation in current Wellness Works programs