Work Well Winter Park
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce was awarded a generous grant by the Winter Park Health Foundation to develop and launch Work Well Winter Park, a movement designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce in our community by creating lasting, cultural change. This collaborative and easily implemented initiative will encourage employers in Winter Park to adopt and implement practical policies supporting workplace wellness.
Through its mission, Work Well Winter Park will focus on the following areas:
- Increasing employee health awareness and access
- Increasing physical activity
- Improving employee nutrition and nutrition habits
- Improving employee stress management skills
- Reducing tobacco use
"Although very innovative, this initiative is also incredibly easy," said Patrick Chapin, President/CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. "We have taken the first steps toward wellness at our own office and have already begun to energize and motivate the Chamber staff towards the goal of healthier, more productive workdays."
Community partners such as the American Heart Association, City of Winter Park, Florida Blue, Florida Hospital, Healthy Central Florida, Whole Foods Market and the YMCA of Central Florida are all on board to help support, complement and reinforce this practical approach to positive and healthy policy changes.
Work Well Winter Park officially kicked off on National Start Walking Day. Over 200 people joined the Winter Park Chamber on April 4th for the beginning of a new chapter in corporate health and wellness. For more information on Work Well Winter Park and their free resources for companies, regardless of location, please visit www.workwellwinterpark.org.