Worksite Wellness is the practice of actively supporting and promoting the importance of not only living well, but working in a healthy environment. CHA’s “Live Well, Work Well” Worksite Wellness program provides the opportunity to offer comprehensive health education and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) initiatives, which meet the health and safety needs of staff, as aligned with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s Workplace Health Model and the University of Washington’s Connect to Wellness Framework.
Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) places a high value on wellness for our community and understands there is a significant need to provide the same services for our employees. Therefore, CHA is firmly committed to meeting emerging needs and recognizes the importance of embracing worksite wellness to improve health outcomes for their employees and community members. Nationally, it is estimated that full-time employees spend at least a third of their day at work. Stress has even been identified as the leading worksite health problem, ranked higher than obesity and physical inactivity. Overall, unhealthy behaviors and chronic disease also reduce worker productivity, increase absenteeism, and elevate insurance premiums, resulting in a 36.4 billion dollar nationwide loss for employers.
As a result, we provide services and support in these five areas: