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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.

Checkout 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 Continuing Education for details about our 2017/2018 schedule!

News

July 4, 2017

Integrate, not balance, to enjoy work and life

Grand Junction, Colorado

We have all been encouraged to seek "work-life balance." However, instead of struggling for balance, why not embrace "work-life integration?" By accounting for the way work and life intertwine, employers can take steps to foster integration and, as a result, increase productivity, reduce turnover, and improve morale.

June 13, 2017

Why a Family-Friendly Approach Is Good For Employers and Employees

Colorado

Earlier this year, we launched the Family-Friendly Workplace Assessment (FF+), in partnership with Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with support from WorkLife Partnership, to help businesses create a culture in which both employees and their families are supported. We asked David Shapiro, business relations manager at EPIC and speaker at our upcoming event, Celebrating Colorado’s Places to Work, why he is passionate about this topic, as a leader in his organization and personally, as an employee.

May 29, 2017

Natural approach at work bolster productivity

Grand Junction, Colorado

Research shows that our environment affects our stress levels, mood, and overall well-being. Natural settings allow our brains to rest, improving mental capacity and resilience. To cultivate a healthy and productive workplace, consider bringing some nature into the office and encouraging employees to spend more time outdoors.

May 25, 2017

Glenwood Springs online news outlet features Health Links

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

The online news outlet, Post Independent/Citizen Telegram wrote an excellent article on our local advisor Amanda Wagner and her great work inspiring members of the community to bring health to work! Author Angie Anderson reinforces what we believe about workplace health and safety by saying "companies and organizations can implement easy low-cost or no-cost solutions that can create a more productive workplace, improve employee morale and reduce injuries and absenteeism. How’s that for the bottom line? For companies that have the ability to do so, making a simple policy change to allow flexible work schedules so that employees can take...

Events

Understanding Small Enterprises Conference

October 25, 2017

Colorado


Engagement. Happiness. Productivity. There are many ways small enterprises benefit from creating safer and healthier workplaces. That’s why small businesses, researchers, students, and public health professionals from around the globe will come together in Denver, Colorado, October 25–27, at USE 2017 to understand the unique needs of small businesses and share strategies for cultivating healthy work environments. With presentations on the latest research in workplace health and safety, networking opportunities, and in-depth trainings on bringing safety and wellness to work, attendees will gain valuable training and lasting connections at this event. Register now...

Celebrating Colorado's Healthiest Places to Work

August 17, 2017

Parker, Colorado

Join Health Links™ as we celebrate and recognize businesses, nonprofits, and community partners creating healthy, safe workplaces in Colorado. This event is an opportunity to network with other like-minded organizations, share best practices, and connect with local vendors. We are excited to present an all-star line-up including business executives, health and wellness leaders, and public health professionals. If you are, or want to be, part of creating health, safe workplaces, you won't want to miss this. This year, over 300 people will be gathered at the CU South Campus in Parker, Colorado to celebrate the culture of health we’re striving...

Women's Health Panel Discussion

July 26, 2017

Castle Rock, Colorado

The Women of Influence Luncheon Series provides opportunities and a venue for women leaders to network, share their best insights and business practices, and foster connections with others. Each quarterly luncheon will address a particular key issue and solutions to women's advancement. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to meet with Health Partners, get a chair massage, take some time to pamper yourself, and learn more!

$39.00 for Castle Rock Chamber Members
$49.00 for Future Members

SSWell Webinars

May 5, 2017

Colorado

Our Small + Safe + Well (SSWell) study examines what small organizations are doing to support the health, safety, and well-being of their workforce, the impact on health outcomes, and how employees perceive their workplace health and safety culture. Join our informational sessions every Wednesday at 11:00am to learn how your business can become a SSWell business.