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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.
"Health Links™ launched the second Healthy Business Accelerator to award employers up to $1,000 for capital workplace health and safety improvements. We received 15 submissions from representative businesses across the mountain region for projects ranging from improving breastfeeding accommodations to purchasing new safety equipment. Funding was made possible by Eagle County Public Health and Environment through a grant program awarded by the State Health Department. The grant supports efforts to improve chronic disease in Economic Develop Region 12 (Pitkin, Eagle, Summit, Grand, and Jackson Counties).
Creating a healthy work environment is easier said that done. Check out this article with Health Links Director, Lili Tenney, who's passion is all about promoting healthy workplaces and sustainable business strategies that improve overall well being. So sit back in your ergonomic chair or stability ball and take some pointers the pro. . .