Healthy Workplace, Healthy Workers By Jill Jesso-White on August 23, 2018 in Community Health News Community Health’s Worksite Wellness Programs Healthy living and wellness initiatives are part of Community Health’s workplace wellness plan. Weight reduction competitions, smoking cessation challenges and access to farm market produce are some of the programs available to keep workers healthy and active. A monthly employee newsletter, The Insider, updates staff on activities and workplace improvements that support a well-informed transparent environment fostering learning, communication and collaboration. Here are a few of the ways CHCRR is leading the way: Creating a tobacco-free workplace Implementing healthy food and beverage policy Participating in wellness incentives provided by the health insurance carrier Offering on-site wellness activities and incentives “We want to promote wellness both for our patients and our employees.” said Anna White, Community Health Human Resources Director. ” “We want to promote wellness both for our patients and our employees.” said Anna White, Community Health Human Resources Director. Community Health went tobacco free in 2018, one of the several reasons why Vermont’s Department of Health continues to recognize Community Health as a Bronze Level employer for promoting good health and reducing the risk of chronic disease in the workplace. Community Health became a Bronze Level Employer in the state’s 3-4-50 program because of the wellness measures that are in place in all of its locations – Rutland, Castleton, Brandon, West Pawlet, Shoreham – and within all of the primary care, pediatrics, urgent care, dental and behavioral health practices. Our wellness plan and wellness committee support initiatives like Vermont’s 802Quits smoking cessation program by adding smoke-free signs around the campus; we provide a private breast feeding location; we celebrate employee wellness achievements; and we encourage activity breaks. Learn more about 3-4-50. Community Health is Vermont’s largest FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care, open seven days a week, is located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers. Check our website for more details, hours and locations or on Facebook.