Working on Wellness is a statewide worksite wellness program that offers up to $10,000 in seed funding and training to help organizations build a fun and effective wellness program unique to your workplace. Worksite wellness programs can lower health care spending and lead to healthier, happier and more productive employees. The deadline to join the Working on Wellness Movement is September 16, 2016. Visit Working on Wellness to learn more and apply.
Working on Wellness is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, developed and managed in partnership with Health Resources in Action and Advancing Wellness. Funding is provided by the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) as established by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.
Locally, the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) supports the Barnstable Prevention Partnership, formed by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services. The Partnership consists of three local community health centers and two local community organizations and has created a referral and health education system that is based on the concept of self-management of health risks with a focus on preventing hypertension, diabetes, and falls. It is one of nine such partnerships funded by the PWTF that share over $40 million in grants to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes on the community level while reducing health care costs.