|"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
- 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,
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.