New this year, Employee Wellbeing Month kicks off with a challenge.
Thousands of employees will go toe-to-toe to see who racks up the most physical activity.
Employee Wellbeing Month spotlights the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees. It highlights how healthy company cultures drive employee productivity and engagement – molding better business.
Launched as National Employee Wellness Month in 2009 by Virgin Pulse in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, Employee Wellbeing Month is sponsored by these organizations, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and WorldatWork. Held annually in June, 2015 marks its seventh year.
New this year, Employee Wellbeing Month is kicking off with an activity challenge open to everyone, highlighting the link between physical activity and good health. Thousands of employees will go toe-to-toe to see who can rack up the most physical activity.
The Rules: Organizations are placed in one of four divisions. After three weeks, the team in each division with the highest average daily steps per team wins.
The Tools: Activity tracking devices and mobile apps compatible with the Virgin Pulse platform.
The Prize: Winning companies in each division receive a donation to the charity of their choice.
Launched as National Employee Wellness Month in 2009 by Virgin Pulse in partnership with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, Employee Wellbeing Month is sponsored by these organizations, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and WorldatWork.
Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, replenishes employees with tools that help them build better habits. With its award-winning, online platform, the company cultivates daily habits and sustainable behavior change that help people thrive at work and across all aspects of life. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health and engagement solutions, Virgin Pulse creates more meaningful habits and drives greater utilization across HR investments, delivering a better quality of life for employees and better health, increased productivity, and improved culture for employers. More than 250 industry leaders representing more than 2 million employees have selected Virgin Pulse’s programs to replenish their people and ignite their business. Learn more at www.virginpulse.com.
Dan Gaffney | 617.986.5036
Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of more than 80 consumer, provider, government, business, and health insurer organizations working to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity. With an academic home at The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW), the Alliance focuses on developing evidence-based reports, policy recommendations and tools. William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Alliance and head of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at GW. STOP receives funding from founding sponsor, Sanofi U.S. LLC, and supporting sponsor, Novo Nordisk Inc. For more information, visit www.stopobesityalliance.org and follow the Alliance on Facebook at STOP Obesity Alliance and Twitter @STOPObesity.
Kathy Fackelmann | 202.994.8354
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is an internationally-recognized organization of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs: chronic disease. For a collection of statistics and commentary on the impact of chronic disease, please visit almanac.fightchronicdisease.org.
Jennifer Burke | 301.801.9847
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits and total rewards. It’s our mission to help total rewards professionals achieve their career goals and influence their organizations’ success. We do so by providing thought leadership in total rewards disciplines from the world’s most respected experts and fostering an active community of total rewards practitioners.
WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive global education, certification, research, advocacy and community to our members and the total rewards community. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member.
Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations across the United States and around the world.
Amy Repke | 202-315-5514