We are available to help employers plan and start worksite wellness programs. Whether you're thinking about starting a program or wish to strengthen your current program, we can help. Our staff will support your wellness team to assess your worksite, identify employee interests and barriers to wellness and move toward creating a wellness plan. We can help you begin with a narrow focus and broaden that focus as enthusiasm builds. We can also connect worksites with resources and partners.

Vermont Worksite Wellness Toolkit

In this toolkit you will find steps to design and sustain a wellness program that fits the size and culture of your organization. Our focus for wellness programs is on promoting physical and emotional health, reducing the major risk factors that lead to chronic disease—physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use—and supporting preventative care and breastfeeding.

Getting Started with Creating a Healthier Workplace

When you are ready to get started we can help. Call Shyla at 802-251-2108.

Breastfeeding Friendly Employers

Family-friendly worksite policies make it easier to hire and keep employees. Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Employees who are breastfeeding need appropriate space and adequate time to support their breastfeeding.

3-4-50 Movement to Reduce Chronic Disease

3-4-50 means 3 behaviors – lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use – lead to 4 chronic diseases – cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease – that are the cause of more than 50 percent of all deaths in Vermont. Learn about 3-4-50!

As part of the 3-4-50 movement, worksites are taking simple steps to make a big impact on the health of their communities. Your worksite can sign on, and commit at the bronze, silver or gold level. 

Local Highlights

Youth Services was the 2015/16 recipient of the Department of Health worksite wellness grant for small employers. To encourage wellness within their business, Youth Services:

  • promoted physical activity by providing employees with pedometers to track their movement each day

  • increased employees’ ability to prepare healthier food options by providing a new area to store and heat meals

  • encouraged a “culture of health” by holding nutritious employee potluck meals