Employer Resources

Wellness Council of Wisconsin: Wisconsin is one of 3 states in the country with our own local WELCOA chapter! This dynamic organization provides outstanding resources and educational events to help your program become impactful and produce results. More information at www.wellnesscouncilwi.org

Free WELCOA Reports
The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) offer a number of free reports. Contained in the Free Resources section, you’ll find key reports, studies, and other publications designed to help you understand some of the key issues involved in worksite health promotion programming. Some of the topics include:

· Addressing Tobacco Use at the Workplace
· The Art and Science of Choosing Appropriate Interventions
· The 10 Secrets of Successful Wellness Teams
· Seven Benchmarks Of Worksite Wellness Success
· Checklist for Selecting Health Promotion Vendors
· Planning Wellness: Getting Off To A Good Start

Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit
The Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit is a tool to assist worksites with implementing strategies that have been proven to be effective. The kit walks you through the process of developing a worksite wellness program. The entire kit and individual sections can be downloaded or you can order a free printed copy of the resource kit. This toolkit is part of the Healthy Wisconsin 2020 Intitiative!

Community Health Charities of Wisconsin: Health Matters at Work - Offers a free portal that you can adapt to your organization that has free wellness information, videos and other prevention resources. Very useful for in-house lunch-n-learns and other wellness programming. More info here: http://wisconsin.healthcharities.org/Health-Matters-At-Work

Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin Focused on the Milwaukee Metro Area, this publication lists farms looking to sell their products directly to customers. It also has a comprehensive list of area farmers' markets.

American Heart Association - My Heart My Life Worksite Wellness Kit: Lots of free resources and trackers to help your organization implement a Fit Friendly workplace. More info here: http://www.startwalkingnow.org/start_workplace_walking_program.jsp

Bike Friendly Workplace Toolkit: BECOMING A BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES℠ Bikes are good for businesses and their employees. Through our Bicycle Friendly Business℠ (BFB℠) program, employers are recognized for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for employees, customers, and the community. More info here: http://bikeleague.org/bfa/toolkit

American Diabetes Association - Stop Diabetes at Work:  Free resources to help stop diabetes at work. More info here: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/awareness-programs/stop-diabetes-at-work/ 

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources: This organization's vision is to create healthy people in healthy places. They serve as a communications and coordinating resource for many different efforts that share this vision. Tons of great resources. More information here: http://www.wiclearinghouse.org/

Prevention Speaks: A storytelling resource for healthy change in communities. Great story telling toolkit to help you tell the wellness story in your organization. Great info about other communities! More info here: http://preventionspeaks.org/

Getting Employee Input
Conducting an employee survey can help give you a better understanding of your employees health habits and interest areas. A sample survey can be found at: Michigan Health Tools Sample Employee Survey

Promoting Mental Health In the Workplace
Use these free calculators to determine how depression and alcoholism affect your organization's bottom line: Depression Calculator
Alcohol Cost Calculator  ; How Does Stress Affect Us?- American Psychological Association.

Smoke Free Wisconsin Wisconsin is better smoke free. Learn more about the Wisconsin Smoke Free Act.

Calorie Counter Tool
Use the calorie calculator to estimate the number of calories your body needs to maintain your current weight.

Body Mass Index Calculator
This BMI calculator calculates body mass index from your Weight and Height and also shows how your weight compares to others of the same height and age.

Healthy Family Home
Use this site to help improve your home environment and jumpstart healthy habits that will lead to a healthier way of living. This site supports and encourages the whole family in making nurturing, wholesome choices throughout each day.

You can also download a free Healthy Family Home Starter Kit, a convenient booklet full of family fun activities and information for the entire home on play, eating healthy and family time.

American Dietetic Association *
Information on a variety of nutrition topics, including daily tips for healthier eating, fad diets, and links to registered dietitians in your area.


Target Heart Rate Calculator
Calculate your target heart rate for a safe and effective workout.

Making Physical Activity Part of Your Life * – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Basic information about physical activity and includes the following:

-- The Importance of Physical Activity (PA)
-- Recommendations for PA
-- Measuring PA intensity
-- Getting Started
-- Making PA Part of Your Life
-- Components of Physical Fitness
-- Strength Training for Older Adults
-- Health Professional Resources


Special programs for wellness and advice for professionals working with older adults


Clinical Guidelines for Overweight & Obesity:

· Adults *: Provides clinical guidelines for the identification, evaluation, and treatment of adult overweight and obesity
· Children & Adolescents *: Provides clinical guidelines for identifying childhood overweight by Body Mass Index- for-Age

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent & Decrease Overweight & Obesity *

Physical Activity and the Effect on Mental Health
Exercise Reduces Anxiety and Depression - Mayo Foundation for Education and Research

Mind-Body Medicine - National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

* These external hyperlinks were provided by the Department of Health and Family services and provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health and Family Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

WI Tobacco Quit Line
Ready to quit? The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free, confidential coaching on how to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. The Quit Line has already helped more than 50,000 callers. The quitline coaches offer tips, resources and help callers formulate a plan for success. It's all free!

* These external hyperlinks were provided by the Department of Health and Family services and provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health and Family Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

Interfaith Family Caregiver Support Network: This is an excellent stress management resource to offer your employees who are in the "sandwich" generation - caring for both children and parents. They offer FREE assistance to families to help them care for older adults. More info here: http://home.interfaithmilw.org/about-interfaith/family-caregiver-support-network/menu-id-56 


Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Information on a variety of mental health topics, including stress, depression and anxiety.

NAMI of Greater Milwaukee (National Alliance of Mental Illness)
NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a non-profit community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families, and those touched by mental illness.

Wisconsin United for Mental Health
Information about mental illness and recovery.

Mental Health America (National Organization)
Information on a variety of mental health topics.

HOPES (Helping Others Prevent and Educate about Suicide)
Information and resources about suicide and suicide prevention, including resources for persons who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Information about suicide and suicide prevention, including resources for persons who have lost a loved one to suicide.


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