Work Well

The Work Well group is dedicated to improving the quality of life of residents by assisting employers with providing wellness opportunities for their employees

What is Worksite Wellness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the workplace and the health of the workers within it are inextricably linked. Ideally, workplaces should not only protect the safety and wellbeing of employees but also provide them opportunities for better long-term health and enhanced quality of life. Effective worksite programs, policies, and environments which are health-focused and worker-centered have the potential to significantly benefit employers, employees, their families, and communities. 

Healthy Worksite Recognition Program

The Waco-Mclennan County Public Health District in partnership with the Live Well Waco Coalition are excited to launch the Healthy Worksite Recognition Program! This new initiative will identify and recognize local organizations for their efforts to create a healthy workforce. Making changes toward healthier behaviors is never easy, but worksite wellness programs can certainly aid in the effort, and employers should be recognized for their commitment to supporting and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for employees.

Organizations residing in McLennan County, opting to participate in the program will be objectively evaluated ion their efforts in four areas:  health promotion & education, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco & smoking cessation. A recognition level of bronze, silver, gold, or platinum will be assigned based on the results of their submitted Healthy Worksite Recognition Application. Gold and platinum recognition-level recipients will be recognized by Waco City Council during a City Council Meeting (date to be determined at a later time). 

Click here to download the application for 2019

Apply NOW for the Healthy Worksite Recognition Program!