Groups Initiate National Employee Wellness Month

March 5, 2012 ( – The fourth annual National Employee Wellness Month takes place this June.  

National Employee Wellness Month is an annual initiative that provides business leaders with ideas and strategies around prevention and wellness. It offers a hands-on look at how supportive social communities, like the workplace, can help to improve employee health and productivity, lower healthcare costs and help organizations create a positive culture of health.

Through a collective rallying call, the initiative’s sponsors—Virgin HealthMiles, the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork—invite corporate America to participate in this month-long workplace wellness campaign to help showcase the power of prevention and social connections in creating and fostering a healthy workplace. U.S.-based companies and organizations can participate in this year’s National Employee Wellness Month by becoming a “Proud Supporter” of the initiative.

Throughout June, participating companies will promote the benefits of healthy lifestyles and provide motivation and opportunities for employees to increase their daily physical activity and engage in other healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Learn more about how to become a “Proud Supporter” of National Employee Wellness Month at

More information and resources about workplace wellness and National Employee Wellness Month can be found at