While there are over 300 case studies published on the results of workplace wellness nationally, Well City Milwaukee understands that our own local business leaders need to know that wellness works right here at home. To meet this need, we have partnered with an external evaluator to conduct case studies on the results of area employers’ workplace wellness programs in order to tell the Well City Milwaukee story.

The following case studies are property of Well City Milwaukee and are intended for educational and informational purposes to help grow the best-practice workplace wellness movement in our city. For information, please contact Gail Bennett at gbennett@ymcamke.org or 414-274-0770


2015 Well City Milwaukee Employers Tackle Diabetes at Work: A combination of tips and ideas shared by several Milwaukee employers along with specific program approaches by four Milwaukee employers to help others with their workplace diabetes wellness programs.


Well City Milwaukee 2013: Executive Summary of Five Milwaukee Employers

Chr. Hansen, Inc.: Improving Food and Health

City of Milwaukee: Collaboration, Cooperation and Building Trust Through Wellness

Goodwill Industry of SE Wisconsin: GOOD LIFE Wellness – From Corporate Mission to Wellness Vision

MGIC: Committed to Wellness Through Difficult Times

The Starr Group: Total Risk Wellness


Well City Milwaukee 2009: Executive Summary of Five Milwaukee Employers

Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. Employee Wellness: A Strategic Business Priority

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC): Small Business Creates a Culture of Wellness

Northwestern Mutual: Our Mutual Health

P&H Mining Equipment, A Joy Global Inc. Company: Wellness in Action: Building a Healthy, Productive and Engaged Workforce

PyraMax Bank: Comprehensive Wellness Program Generates Positive Returns



Deep gratitude is extended to UnitedHealthcare for their underwriting support for our 2013 case study evaluations and the 2015 Milwaukee Employers Tackle Diabetes at work project.  We thank the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, for funding our 2009 case study project entitled, “Well City Milwaukee: Creating a Workable Plan to Evaluate a City-Wide Worksite Wellness Initiative.”

We are indebted to each of the case study employers for having the courage to volunteer for this process, for providing key data and sharing their commitment to workplace wellness: Chr. Hansen, Inc., City of Milwaukee, Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin, Helwig Carbon Products, Inc., MGIC, MMAC, Northwestern Mutual, JoyGlobal Inc./P&H Mining, Pyramax Bank, and The Starr Group.

For their outstanding work in gathering, synthesizing, analyzing and creating the 2009 and 2013 case studies, we thank Core Health Group who was Well City Milwaukee’s evaluation consultant. Consultants: Connie Roethel, RN, MSH, Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed, C.H.E.S. and Kim Ramos, RN and Melissa Lee, MS, PHR.

For the vision and passion to ensure this level of quality evaluation, many thanks to the Well City Milwaukee partners, executive committee & advisory board members and for the on-going support of our sustaining sponsors, for without their leadership the Well City Milwaukee project would not be possible.

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