Workplace Wellness Stories

Burnsville employer helps employees in quitting smoking

Full ashtray with hands sticking up holding a sign: Help! Rigid Hitch, a Burnsville manufacturer, connected with the Statewide Health Improvement Program when Betsy Kauffman, human resources manager, completed a Dakota County survey about potential ways to improve employee wellness and health. Tobacco was smoked or chewed by nearly half of the 40 employees and may have been a contributor to the company’s annual increases of 15 to 30 percent in health care claims. More
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Tapping local experts in Litchfield

Tapping local expertise and working together as a community is what the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is all about. In the Litchfield area, Minnesota Rubber & Plastics launched wellness programs at its Litchfield plant. More

Achieving wellness in the work place in Rice County

hands in a circle More than 8,000 employees across Rice County are on the move, making better food choices and reducing tobacco use. The secret behind their health kick? Rice County’s Statewide Health Improvement Program worksite project, Healthy Rice County: Achieving Wellness in the Workplace. More

The business case for breastfeeding

happy mother holding up a baby If you ask Jennifer Klabunde, Director of Human Resources at Ecumen Detroit Lakes Senior Housing, when did the idea for a lactation room enter her mind, she would tell you “It was a thought I had years ago but we just did not have the time and space for doing it.” More

Updated Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 02:44PM