Senator Amy Klobuchar, co-chair of the Congressional Wellness Caucus

Video: see Senator Klobuchar's remarks

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is co-chair of the Congressional Wellness Caucus, which launched in June of 2011.

The Caucus is designed to publicize how investing in workplace wellness reduces healthcare-related costs and enhances worker productivity. It investigates and shares the best practices, resources and research to help employers find the most effective ways to support employee health and wellness. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin) join Senator Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) in co-chairing this bipartisan and bicameral caucus.

On April 30th, Senator Klobuchar moderated a panel discussion among national experts in workplace health promotion. Hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis, the event attracted more than 200 leaders in business, academia and local government. Discussion highlighted HealthLead™ accreditation – the emerging standard in workplace health promotion – and Target’s award-winning culture of well-being.

“Wellness programs have made a major difference for employers large and small, across Minnesota,” Senator Klobuchar said. “We really have the opportunity to teach the rest of the country about what we’re doing, involve companies that felt they weren’t big enough to tackle this and give them models that they can use.”

 

 

 

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