Helpful Links

Below are helpful online resources recommended by Michigan Wellness Council.  We encourage you to visit these sites and resources and check back often as we continue to update this page.

FOR EMPLOYERS

Resource Organizations: For the latest research, tools, newsletters, webinars (continuing education), conferences, and trainings on workplace wellness and the wellness field:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and 4×4 Plan Overview

Healthy Michigan

SHINE – Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise helps corporations across all sectors measure and accelerate the ways in which they help the world become a healthier, more sustainable place.  We are setting a bold vision for companies to factor their impact on our health into all business decisions, and act in ways that will protect us and our planet.

National Wellness Institute

A Deeper Well – National Wellness Institute Podcast

HERO

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

American Journal of Health Promotion

US Chamber of Commerce: 2016 Winning With Wellness Report

Partnership for a Healthier America: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Healthy People 2020

Health Promotion Live

America’s Health Insurance Plans

Healthy Workplaces Healthy Communities

Health Wellness and Society

Total Worker Health

Global Wellness Institute

Hope Health Resource Library – Wellness Communications

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Culture of Health

Employee Benefit Advisor

 

Wellness Calendar: Help you plan your worksite wellness programming around designated times of the year and help leverage other events by other organizations in the community http://bit.ly/1V6Sql6

Benchmark Scorecard: The HERO Scorecard is designed to help organizations learn about best practices for promoting workplace health and well-being, and to discover opportunities to improve and measure progress over

 

Community Organizations: speakers (lunch and learn), events and health & wellness resources

Oakland County

Greater Detroit Area Health Council

American Heart Association – SE MI

American Heart Association – Western MI

American Heart Association – Lansing

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Michigan Fitness Foundation

American Medical Association – Prevent Diabetes in the workplace ROI Calculator

 

Worksite Wellness Tools for Employees:

Merck Engage: In Spanish and English a customizable fitness and diet plans for employees for general health or to manage a specific disease; COST: free

MDHHS Designing Healthy Workplaces

Creating Culture of Health Literacy among Employees

Learnvest: Online Tool for Financial Health

Happify: Increasing Positive Wellbeing – reduce stress and increase resiliency

 

Trainings:

Worksite Wellness Certifications and Continuing Education:

National Wellness Institute: Certified Wellness Practitioner

Chapman institute: WellCert

Mental Health First Aid is a national in-person training program that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

Human Centered Design Approach to developing a sustainable and effective workplace wellness program – ​​Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design is a seven-week curriculum that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and how this approach can be used to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change. This course has been created to reach those who are brand new to human-centered design, so no prior experience required.

 

Recognition for Worksite Wellness Success:

MDHHS: Share your worksite wellness success stories

Governor’s Fitness Awards: annual award

Best & Brightest in Wellness: annual award

 

White Papers: Research in the industry

World Economic Forum: The Workplace Wellness Alliance – Making the Right Investment: Employee Health and the Power of Metrics

Wellness Leadership

 

Toolkits:

Human Centered Design Approach to developing a sustainable and effective workplace wellness program – ​​Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design is a seven-week curriculum that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and how this approach can be used to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change. This course has been created to reach those who are brand new to human-centered design, so no prior experience required.

 

FOR VENDORS

MDHHS: Apply to be a Wellness Provider in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) directory where vendors are listed by classification.

 

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