Start a Worksite Wellness Program

Are you ready to develop a worksite wellness program? Here are some links to some programs and resources to help get your organization off to a great start.

CDC’s Workplace Health Promotion site on how to plan a program

Innovative Business Consultants – Preventive Health

Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City –  Mercy Business Health Worksite Wellness

Unity Point Health, St. Luke’s – Business Health

Wellness Council of America

Benefits of a Worksite Wellness Program

Are you contemplating starting a worksite wellness program at your organization or business? Here are just a few examples of how a wellness program can benefit your organization or business.


Improve morale


Reduce turnover


Increase recruitment


Contain health care costs


Reduce absenteeism


Improve the health of your employees

To read more about these benefits, visit the Wellness Council of America’s website or visit the CDC’s Workplace Health Promotion page.

Worksite Wellness Council

Local monthly meetings help employers design wellness programs and network with other worksite wellness professionals. Is your business currently implementing or thinking about initiating a worksite wellness program? If so you maybe asking some of the following questions.

  • What will it cost?
  • What is the benefit?
  • How will my employees respond?
  • How do we obtain upper level management support?
  • How do we develop a wellness committee?
  • What type of data should we collect?
  • What should our wellness plan look like?
  • What type of programs should we offer?
  • How do we create a supportive environment?
  • Should we be evaluating our wellness program?

If you are asking some of the above questions or have other worksite wellness issues you would like to address, attend the Worksite Wellness Council monthly meetings where these and many more worksite wellness issues are addressed.

Meetings are typically held the third week of the month at Siouxland District Health Department. For more information on this meeting contact Angela Drent at or 712-279-6119.

Resources & Programs

Get more ideas and helpful tools for starting a wellness program at your worksite.

Sample Policies

View and download our sample policies to get started planning your wellness program!