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Stay updated on current events and Health Links news in the press. Find out about what is working in small businesses around the state to improve the health and safety of our workforce.

Check out our newly published annual report to see what we've been up to this past year. 

In addition to the community events listed below, Health Links also hosts training workshops in various locations around the state of Colorado. Contact our director of education for details about our 2017/2018 schedule!

News

October 1, 2017

Workplace efforts count most in promoting wellness

Colorado

Recent studies have shown half of all fitness tracker users abandon their devices within six months. In her latest article, Mesa County advisor Rebecca Weitzel offers alternatives to technology for prioritizing health, such as personal connections, social support, and supportive workplace culture.

 

September 4, 2017

Businesses honored for workplace wellness

Colorado

"Five Colorado employers were recognized for their efforts to keep employees healthy and happy at a ceremony at CU South Denver in Lone Tree on Aug. 17. The event, Celebrating Colorado's Healthiest Places to Work, was presented by Health Links, a program administered through the Colorado School of Public Health. The awards, in their fourth year, went to winners exemplifying the theme 'family-friendly businesses.' Presenters honored recipients with certificates and, in some cases, cowbells." 

Read the full article here.

August 28, 2017

Venture out to help businesses offer wellness programs

Colorado


Rebecca Weitzel, Health Links Advisor in Mesa County, and Skip Hudson, entrepreneur and mental health educator, have launched a venture to offer wellness programs to small businesses. Good Life Wellness Solutions offers a range of services, tools, and support to help their clients create a healthy, happy workplace. Visit the website to learn more.

August 17, 2017

Health Links Recognizes the Healthiest Places to Work in Colorado

Parker, Colorado

Five businesses from across Colorado were recognized for their excellence in workplace health and safety at Health Links’ annual Celebrating Colorado’s Healthiest Places to Work event, held today at CU South Denver. Close to 200 leaders and representatives from businesses, nonprofits, and local governments attended the event to celebrate some of Colorado’s healthiest businesses and discuss this year’s event theme — family-friendly, one important aspect of a healthy work culture.

Events

Workplace Health Symposium

February 14, 2018

Denver, Colorado

Connect with Colorado's top leaders in workplace health and well-being at the 2018 Workplace Health Symposium. Learn how to connect your wellness program to the heart of your employees and network with other leading wellness companies. Join us Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 7:15am–12pm. Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. Register here.

Webinar: Active Commuting As Workplace Health Promotion

November 15, 2017

Traveling to and from work is something workers have to do every day anyway — why not make it a source of physical activity? Dr. Molly Tran, a faculty member and researcher in our center, will discuss the health benefits of walking, biking, and taking public transit to work, advise on ways businesses can support active commuting, and share her research expertise on this topic. Join us Wednesday, November 15, 12–1:00pm. Register here.

Business Before Breakfast

November 9, 2017

Colorado

Join Health Links Advisor Amanda Wagner for a monthly wellness social hour, the second Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30am at the Starbucks in Willits. Learn ways to create a culture of health in your workplace, strategies for overcoming common barriers, and how to get recognized as a Certified Healthy Business. No registration is required and coffee is on us!