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Updated: February 1, 2011
"Worksite Wellness Blueprint" Reviews Wellness Activities, Needs And Barriers

LiveWell Colorado, a non-profit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promotinghealthy eating and active living, published a "Worksite Wellness Blueprint" to assess the current state of worksite wellness in Colorado and to identify, prioritize, and guide future efforts. The project was a collaborative effort with the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition (COPAN) program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

To develop the "Blueprint," LiveWell Colorado sought input from over 150 stakeholders throughout Colorado, and conducted an environmental scan to understand current worksite wellness activities, needs, and barriers in Colorado.

Based on stakeholder feedback, LiveWell Colorado committed to the following strategies to promote Colorado worksite wellness efforts.

  • Convene a Colorado Worksite Wellness Leadership Group that will bring together content experts from diverse sectors to provide leadership, momentum, and coordination in identifying and implementing statewide wellness priorities, as well as an initial list of strategies to be undertaken and prioritization criteria.
  • Promote a Colorado Worksite Wellness Framework, which will include steps and resources to build, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate worksite wellness programs at the organizational level.

The framework is currently under development by members of the COPAN Worksite Wellness Task Force. LiveWell Colorado will work with COPAN and additional partners to make it available, promote its use, and provide training and certification programs statewide, organizers said.

The Blueprint is available at www.livewellcolorado.org/policy-blueprints.

Addresses: LiveWell Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St., #307, Denver, CO 80218; (720) 353-4120, www.livewellcolorado.org. Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. South, (PSD-A5), Denver, CO 80246-1530; (303) 692-2441, www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/copan/copan.HTML.


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