Cities for Workforce Health
The League of California Cities, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Keenan & Associates, Inc. and the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign, is launching Cities for Workforce Health, an initiative to support California cities in improving the health of its employees.
This multi-tier strategy is designed to engage League cities and their employees in building a culture of health and making enhanced health and productivity a reality at the workplace. Take action now by exploring the wealth of resources offered through this initiative.
Why Your City Should Care
A healthy, productive workforce is vital to your city’s success. When you improve employee health and safety, you’ll see impressive results: Fewer sick days. Lower employee turnover. A better safety record. Other improvements can be less obvious but even more important: Better focus. Higher performance. A positive work attitude. Together, these changes add up to a powerful business advantage
Tier 1: Ready-to-Use Tools and Resources
Find a rich set of serviresources to implement a workforce health program for your city. Resources, located on the workforce health section of Kaiser Permanente’s BusinessNet, include:
Step-by-step directions to build your program;
A wealth of activities to inspire your employees to make healthy changes; and
Tools to measure your success.
Take advantage of the e-book “Healthy Employees, Healthy Business – a free resource available to all cities through this initiative.
Tier 2: Group Consultation and Learning
Cities that are serious about developing or enhancing their workforce health program will be able to access a series of webinars focused on how to build a successful program, with opportunities to learn from other cities. The webinars will take place every month between April and August of 2013. You can join the webinar series at any point during this time period.
Tier 2- Webinar #2
Thursday, May 23 from 11:00-12:00pm.
Doing Your Homework: Using Data & Information to Build a Culture of Health
Understand the importance of using data to build a successful wellness strategy
Learn about the tools and information needed to properly assess your worksite
Understand why “one-size-fits-all” wellness programs does not work
Rick Hecht, Director - HealthWorks, Kaiser Permanente
The Tier 2 webinar series is available to cities that:
are HEAL Cities or are in the process of becoming one
have a wellness program lead
make a commitment to exploring the steps necessary for developing a successful workforce health program
To register for Tier 2 please visit the Tier 2 registration page.
If your city is not a HEAL City, contact the HEAL Cities Campaign to start the process. Once you draft your HEAL Cities resolution and submit it to the HEAL Cities Campaign, return to the registration form above and submit.
Tier 3: Custom Workforce Health Engagement and Consultation
Later this year, cities that have completed the Tier 2 educational series will be eligible to apply for a deeper level of engagement and consultation. Five cities will be selected to receive one-on-one consultation and a $5,000 credit towards workforce health programming available through Kaiser Permanente. Application details will be available soon.
Program Promotion Materials
Cities for Workforce Health flyer: This high-level overview that can be used to promote the program and engage your city’s workforce health champions.
Cities for Workforce Health email template: Cut and paste this content into the body of an email to promote the program to your wellness committee or chosen wellness champions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact Danielle Keenan at (877) 686-7212.