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What benefits can employers and employees expect from a healthier workplace environment? The Case For a Healthier Workforce
Increased Productivity

Improved Ability to Cope with Change

Better Decision Making

Reduced Stress

Enhanced Performance

Improved Morale
Health plays an important role in our daily lives, both at work and home.  Productivity, absenteeism, and decision-making are related to an employee's health status.  The way workers deal with stress, cope with and change, or experience illness connects to health and fitness.

Strategic approaches to health can increase employee performance, lower health care related costs, and improve overall morale.  In many workplaces, addressing employee health and fitness is a key management tool.

Employers depend on the workforce to achieve their goals and mission.  Even simple, modest efforts to address health can result in visible, tangible benefits both to the employer and employee.

Get Started

There are many ways to approach employee health and fitness.  As an employer you need to do what works best in your work environment. Steps to a Healthier Workforce can offer quality customized support to interested employers. 

Internet Web Links

Workplace Health Promotion Resources

Example Approaches

What's Next

Visit us soon and find out what is next for Thurston County's STEPS to a Healthier Workforce. 

Funding for this material was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 03135 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. government.

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This page last updated: 01/28/22