U.S. employees spend an average of 50 hours a week at work, where they eat about one-third of their meals. About 40 percent of these same employees also indicate they feel "very" or "extremely" stressed at work.
The State Health Plan seeks to help employees tackle these issues and adopt healthier lifestyle habits, including healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and stress management. The Plan encourages our members to start or participate in a workplace wellness program. Worksite wellness is a concept that promotes and supports group training and activities so employees can lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
How to get started?
Explore the toolkits below to find resources and materials to help you start a wellness committee, enhance your existing wellness program, and promote the many low or no cost NC HealthSmart benefits available to State Health Plan members.
Visit the resources page for access to state and national wellness resources, the 2011 leadership summit materials, as well as educational presentations, brochures and wellness policy links.
The NC HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Toolkit and the NC HealthSmart School Worksite Wellness Toolkit include posters, tips on getting started, employee materials and more. The kits also feature presentations, brochures and data that can help you organize and sustain a wellness program where you work. The toolkits are supplemented by five turnkey programs with all the materials needed to set up wellness challenges within your organization. These tools are designed for use by state agencies, public universities, community colleges and public schools.
Take charge of your health! Start or join a wellness program at your worksite today!
Members eligible for NC HealthSmart services are members whose primary health coverage is through the State Health Plan. Federal law prohibits the Plan from using your personal health information to discriminate against you in any way or from giving this information to your employing agency/school or other unauthorized third party, unless required by law.
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