Well City Milwaukee’s success helped drive the culture of workplace wellness forward in Milwaukee and many employers are eager to learn how to begin measuring results. 

In 2011, Well City Milwaukee set out on the journey to continue on the path to healthier lifestyles by broadening and deepening our outreach with employers to make workplace wellness standard practice in the Milwaukee business community. We are the largest and only city in the nation strive for a Well City USA designation for a second time with the goal of deepening and expanding its reach.

With the goal of growing the movement, Well City Milwaukee hosted trainings on best practice wellness programs to over 100 Milwaukee employers during 2012. These introductory meetings focused on the seven benchmarks of effective wellness programs and offered tips for getting started. Attendance and participation at all of these meetings was evidence that employers are ripe to learn more and take the lead in growing this wellness movement in our city!

Empowering Well Workplaces: To date more than 60 employers have committed to earning their Well Workplace accreditations by 2014 in order to lay the foundation for results-oriented workplace wellness programs. Our quarterly mentoring meetings are buzzing with the inspiration of employers dedicated to best practice wellness programming. This collaboration on creating a healthy Milwaukee workforce is truly the inspiration behind the work these professionals do in their own organizations and the heart of Well City Milwaukee. To attend one of our mentoring meetings, contact Gail Bennett, Well City Milwaukee Assistant Director at gbennett@ymcamke.org .

Measuring Success: While there are over 300 case studies published on the results of workplace wellness in other communities, Milwaukee area business leaders need to know that wellness works right here at home. To meet this need, Well City Milwaukee, with the expertise of Core Health Group, has conducted case studies on the results of area employers’ workplace wellness programs.  Click here to read the wellness stories of some of the local Milwaukee workplaces we all know so well.

Growing the Wellness Culture: In January, 2013 Well City Milwaukee hosted the area’s first CEO Forum on Workplace Wellness. Co-chairs Wendy Arnone, CEO, United Healthcare and Paul Borawski, CEO, American Society for Quality led Over 50 C-Suite business leaders engaged in discussions surrounding the link between employee health, productivity, organizational strength and long term financial sustainability.

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