New Web Site Supports Healthy Workplace Culture

May 4, 2010 ( - The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and the National Business Group on Health have introduced a new Web site to support small and medium-sized companies seeking to promote a healthy workplace culture and help employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle. will actively motivate employers to make it a priority to encourage health consciousness in their workplaces and healthy living among their employees, with a strong focus on reducing obesity, according to a press release. It serves as a one-stop Web site providing information on how to promote a healthy workplace, including statistical data, guidance, and tools that offer employers the flexibility to pick and choose among practical turnkey solutions or to customize programs that meet the unique needs of their own company. 

The announcement said the site will be especially helpful to small and mid-size companies, noting that while 75% of large companies have implemented wellness initiatives, less than 10% of small and mid-sized companies have, faced with more scarce resources and fewer economies of scale.

“Wellness initiatives make sense for businesses of all sizes,” said Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health, in the announcement. “They can help reduce medical costs, absenteeism, workers compensation and disability claims, while also attracting the best employees and improving productivity. Good health is good business.” 

The site also reinforces and supports initiatives by both the White House and the HWCF.