Looking for guidance on workplace health and wellness?
Formed in 2011, WorkWell Shawnee County is a volunteerled employer coalition under the umbrella of Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods that is comprised of about 30 members from organizations, including The American Heart Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the State of Kansas, the City of Topeka and departments within the Shawnee County government.
Michelle Shima, coordinator of corporate health services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, is the chair of WorkWell Shawnee County. Shima works with Missty Lechner, the advocacy project director at The American Heart Association and co-chair of WorkWell Shawnee County, to share ideas and ensure the organization keeps producing innovative ways to promote health and wellness in the workplace.
Lechner said the greatest resource the program offers is the ability for employees throughout different companies to learn from their peers regarding ways to stay healthy in the workplace and to talk with other worksite wellness professionals. WorkWell Shawnee County also provides updates on programs designed to help with worksite wellness. For more information, visit workwellsc.org or heartlandhealthyneighborhoods.org