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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

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 30, 2017

Wellness programs help employees do their best

Colorado

Studies show presenteeism costs businesses up to three times more than absenteeism. In her latest article, Mesa County advisor Rebecca Weitzel offers suggestions for addressing employee health issues and cultivating a healthy workplace culture.

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

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. Register now for the best rate. Small businesses, students, and early career professionals receive a special discount.

Workshop: Destigmatizing Mental Health and Managing Stress 

October 10, 2017

Colorado

In this workshop, leaders and employees will learn about mental health stigma and how to address it in the workplace. Attendees will learn how to educate employees and themselves about the benefits available to them, have honest conversations about mental health and stress, and use breathing exercises to de-stress. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 10 | 5:00–7:00pm | Register
Wednesday, October 11 | 5:30–7:00pm | Register

VVP Full Plate Series: Integrating Well-Being in the Workplace

September 21, 2017

Avon, Colorado


Engaging Workers, Families & the Community
Engage in a discussion with other business leaders and learn from one another. This discussion will focus on how you include seasonal, remote, and part-time workers in your health and safety programs. Lunch will be provided by the Vail Valley Foundation and Health Links. Register here. For questions, please contact Laura at Laura.Emrich@healthlinkscertified.org.

 

 

Join the SSWELL Study & Assess Organizational Culture

August 26, 2017

Colorado

The 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. The goal of this project is to advance the field of Total Worker Health® by understanding whether changes to organizational culture impact employee health and safety outcomes.

Watch this webinar to learn more about the project, the benefits of participation, and how to join the study.