Workplace Wellness Hero

Workplace Wellness

With workers in America today spending more than one-third of their day on the job, employers are in a unique position to promote the health and safety of their employees.

The use of effective workplace wellness programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for employees. Additionally, these programs enhance camaraderie and teamwork, help decrease absenteeism, and can be a fantastic recruitment tool – while decreasing health-related costs.

Working 4 Balance

Working 4 Balance is the Tulsa Health Department’s internal workplace wellness program. With a small staff and budget, W4B provides individual wellness coaching, fitness challenges, and health education throughout the year to the agency’s 340 employees.

The culture of health at THD includes policies, activities, and expectations to ensure employees (from upper management to entry-level) understand their well-being is important. THD has been a Certified Healthy Business by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association since 2008.

W4B is available to offer:

  • Complimentary consultations to companies interested in developing their own workplace wellness programs
  • Health education presentations free of charge.
  • Mini health screenings by a Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian for a nominal fee

Please contact W4B Wellness Coordinator, Nichelle Slavens at nslavens@tulsa-health.org, for more information or to schedule a presentation.

Stall Talks

Stall Talks is a monthly newsletter that can be printed and posted, to encourage your employees’ access to reliable health information. As the name suggests, they can be posted inside bathroom stalls or wherever is most convenient for your employees. Topics will include nutrition, mental health, physical activity and others related to current health trends and wellness. Please download the current month's edition below.

Working from Home Resources

Here are a few resources from the National Safety Council and World Health Organization to help employees adapt to working with fewer coworkers and in remote environments.