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Healthy Workplaces Help Improve Communities

October 31, 2019
Businesses have influence when it comes to improving health outcomes in their community. It starts with investing in employee wellness programs and promoting healthy habits within the organization.

Sinziana Luchian, director of health care initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, and speaker at The Business Case for Community Health, provided some insight about the connection between healthy workplaces and communities below.

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Why should employers focus on the health and well-being of their employees?

The work environment can affect health factors such as weight management, sleeping habits, and stress levels which contribute to the overall well-being of employees. By investing in the workplace, employers are taking care of their employees and reinforcing their bottom line. Wellness programs deliver multiple benefits to businesses:

  • Promoting a culture of wellness within an organization reduces health care spending
  • Healthy employees are more engaged and productive in their roles
  • Businesses that offer employee incentives attract and retain talent

How can employers directly impact communities?

Business leaders have the opportunity to make health a defining factor in the workplace, inspiring their employees to evaluate and improve their own behaviors. This approach spreads healthy habits outside of the workplace and reaches families across communities. Small changes to individual health have the potential to transform the environment over time, creating healthier lifestyles within communities.

Healthy, thriving communities are an appealing place for individuals to live, work, and play. Employers can make an impact in the broader region by investing in their employees’ well-being and encouraging healthier choices within their organization and beyond.

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