Video: Alliance President on Wellness as a Business Strategy

Video: see Tom Mason's remarks to town hall attendees

Tom Mason, President of the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota

The search for a definitive actuarial link between worksite wellness programs and reduced insurance risk may well emerge from HealthLead™, a rigorous new wellness accreditation program that last year was alpha-tested by Target.

On April 30, 2012 more than 200 leaders in business, academia and local government gathered for a panel discussion among national experts in workplace health promotion moderated by Senator Amy Klobuchar. Hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis, the event highlighted HealthLead™ accreditation – the emerging standard in workplace health promotion – and Target’s award-winning culture of well-being.

The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota is a group of Minnesota employers joined together to create fun, engaging and informative events and competitions to help Minnesotans get and stay healthy. Members of the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota are united in the common belief that when we work together and provide the right tools for prevention, we can help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives.

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Jim Harter, Ph.D, Chief Scientist in Workplace Management and Well-being for Gallup

Video: see Jim Harter's remarks on Wellbeing.

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

Target has partnered with Jim Harter, Ph.D, chief scientist in Workplace Management and Well-being for Gallup and Gallup to advance its robust culture of health and well-being, with promising results.

“Over the last decade, Gallup has worked with hundreds of organizations to help leaders create engagement and enhance the well-being and performance of their workforce,” Harter says. “The most progressive organizations not only understand that they are in the business of boosting their employees’ well-being, but they also use this as a competitive advantage to recruit and retain employees. Target is taking the lead in embracing well-being as a strategy to improve team member lives while it improves performance.”

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Jodee Kozlak, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Target

Video: Jodee's remarks on Target's culture of well-being

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

The investment in employee well-being is a key strategy for Target and plays an integral role in its workplace culture and practices for team members in stores, distribution centers, headquarters and other locations. These initiatives led Target to become an alpha-test worksite in the development of HealthLead™ and earn a Silver accreditation in 2011.

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Nick Baird, M.D., CEO of US Healthiest, Showcases HealthLead™

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

The event showcased a new tool for advancing workplace well-being: HealthLead™, a rigorous accreditation program developed by US Healthiest for employer-driven health and well-being programs. HealthLead™-accredited employers large and small are curbing the rising costs of health care, improving productivity and attracting more top talent thanks to their investment in employee health. The accreditation process includes an online assessment and site visit by a HealthLead™ accreditation team to audit the organization’s well-being programs against established standards and promising practices. US Healthiest recently completed alpha and beta testing of HealthLead™ and will launch the accreditation program nationally in June.

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

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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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