8th Annual

Employee Wellbeing Month

Spotlighting the workplace’s role in creating healthy employees. Share your Employee Wellbeing Month stories and tips using the hashtag #EWM16

Sponsored By:

Announcing our Employee Wellbeing Month Award Winners!

Life Changer Award:

Julie Ritzman

The Life-Changer Award recognizes the individual who has truly embraced the tenets of wellbeing and acts as a role model for his/her peers. Read her story »

Game Changer Award:

Montgomery County, Maryland

The Game-Changer Award honors the organization that is prioritizing employee wellbeing through effective programming, creative promotion, and successful integration across internal company initiatives.

The Month
& Its Mission

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, 2016 marks its eighth year.

Employee Wellbeing Month Sponsors:

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

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.

Media contact
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.

Media Contact
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.

Media Contact
Jennifer Burke | 301.801.9847

Work at Work


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 educationcertificationresearchadvocacy 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.

Media Contact
Amy Repke | 202-315-5514

The Obesity Medicine Association

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of clinicians dedicated to preventing, treating, and reversing the disease of obesity. Through education, networking, advocacy, and collaboration, OMA members advance the practice of obesity medicine and improve the health of patients affected by obesity. Learn more at www.obesitymedicine.org.

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What People Are Saying:

  • "When my family, friends and co-workers ask, how did you do it? I say to them, get rid of the idea of this being on a diet.  It's a life change.

    - Daniel Enriquez
  • “I feel stronger than I have in years and people have noticed. I think my increased fitness and health is even lighting the fire in my family and friends.”

    - Tracy Lemieux-Bartz
  • "I have made many positive changes at home as well. We make healthier choices. We eat a lot of vegetables and use coconut oil to cook with now.”

    - Cristie Rhoades
  • "Not only have I influenced my family, but now my co-workers are taking the pledge to get into a healthier lifestyle.”

    - Ronnie Guest