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A Partnership with a Plan

Melissa Anders

While employers benefit from healthier employees, well-being has also been shown to contribute to a more robust economy and community. That’s why the Detroit Regional Chamber teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) to launch Wellness Works, an initiative to improve community well-being in Southeast Michigan.

Wellness Works partners with regional businesses, chambers of commerce, and community organizations to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing and provides resources and support to make positive changes among their organizations and communities.

“To have economic growth and prosperity in communities, businesses need to place a strong focus on their employee wellness programs,” said Sinziana Luchian, Director of Health Care Initiatives for the Chamber.

Employee well-being impacts whether employees show up for work and are productive, as well as a company’s bottom line. It also plays a role in attracting and retaining talent, Luchian said.

The Chamber and BCBSM will use a website along with educational and community events to help businesses implement wellness programs, showcase healthy strategies, and encourage collaboration toward a healthier Detroit Region.













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Melissa Anders is a metro Detroit freelance writer.