Healthy Maine Streets with Phil DiRusso

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Healthy Maine Streets with Phil DiRusso

  1. 1. A Community-Based approach to Worksite Wellness
  2. 2. Visualize health as energyand vitality, not solely asthe absence of disease.
  3. 3.  Together Everyone Achieves More ◦ Bringing communities and small businesses together to create a wellness program that is shared and owned by small businesses and transforms our communities into more healthy, vibrant places to live and work.
  4. 4.  20 Communities ◦ 10 Main Street Maine Communities ◦ 10 Maine Downtown Network Communities Recruit 10 employers in each community Employers and Supporting Organizations make up Community Wellness Committee Community Wellness Team works to ◦ Support Employer Wellness Programs ◦ Improve employee and community health through environmental changes Employers work to support employee health through environmental and policy changes at their worksite(s)
  5. 5.  Maine Development Foundation Main Street Maine Communities Maine Downtown Network Communities HMS Leadership Team MCD Public Health Community Partners
  6. 6.  Leadership Support Assessment Planning Implementation Evaluation
  7. 7.  Wellness Committee ◦ Chair appointed by Board of Directors ◦ Committee reports to Board of Directors 10 Employers ◦ Letter of Commitment ◦ Appointed Wellness Leader Financial Support ◦ Incentives ◦ Strategies / Interventions
  8. 8.  Healthy Maine Works Planning & Assessment Tool ◦ Employee Health Needs and Interest Survey ◦ Worksite Inventory Health Risk Assessment ◦ Employee Health Risk Data at Community Level Community Health Assessment ◦ Asset Resource Guide
  9. 9.  Develop a Work Plan with SMART Goals ◦ Healthy Maine Works Assessment and Planning Tool  Work Plan Instrument ◦ Required Objectives  Physical Activity  Healthy Eating  Tobacco Use ◦ Additional Objectives  Stress / Depression  Safety  Preventative Screenings  Other objectives as identified in assessment phase
  10. 10.  Assign Roles & Responsibilities Meet timelines Review progress regularly Engage employers and employees
  11. 11.  Utilize effective marketing principles Build interest Reduce Roadblocks Provide Incentives Help people see the value Provide recognition and celebrate that you care
  12. 12.  Health Risk Change Data Community and Employer Environmental Changes Employee participation and satisfaction data Reports ◦ 1st Quarter (January 1 – March 31) due April 15 ◦ 2nd Quarter (April 1-June 30) due July 15 ◦ 3rd Quarter (July 1-September 30) due October 15 ◦ 4th Quarter (October 1-December 31) due on January 15
  13. 13.  Phil DiRusso, Worksite Health Specialist ◦ ME DHHS – CDC Cardiovascular Health Program ◦ MCD Public Health ◦ pdirusso@mcdph.org ◦ 207-622-7566 x. 262 ◦ www.HealthyMaineWorks.com

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