Cultivate a culture that prioritizes the health and well-being of all individuals.
Promote Culture of Health (2 points)
Occupant health is promoted through at least two of the following:
Posters, signage or digital communication that reinforce the project’s culture of health and market health promotion programs to employees.
A program that highlights occupants who exemplify the building’s health culture.
Incentive programs to increase participation in health promotion initiatives and programs (e.g., health risk assessments). Incentives could include gift certificates, cash, paid time off, product or service discounts, reduced health insurance premiums, employee recognition or other prizes.
Competition programs combined with incentives to support engagement in health behaviors (e.g., walking, bringing healthy lunch to work).
At least two of the following requirements are met:
Health promotion committee or group meets at least quarterly, is actively involved in planning and implementing health promotion programs and seeks to cultivate a culture of health in the project.
Paid health promotion or workplace wellness coordinator plans and implements health promotion programs. Individual may work full- or part-time depending on project necessity. Coordinator’s entire job does not have to involve workplace wellness but it must be included in the job description/requirements and/or job performance expectations.
Organizational leadership is engaged in health promotion programs or initiatives (e.g., documented participation in fitness activities, support groups, health screenings, health risk assessments, immunization programs).
Note: Projects should consider primary language(s) spoken by the local population when creating signage.
Offer Health Risk Assessments (1 point)
Individualized health risk assessments (HRAs) are made available on-site to all employees, at no cost or subsidized by at least 50%. HRAs can come through written reports, letters or one-on-one counseling. All HRAs must cover at least the following:
Preventive screening and biometric assessments.
Education to inform employees on interpretation and understanding of results (e.g., what is a healthy blood pressure) and required next steps to improve health.
Support in accessing follow-up services, resources or programs (e.g., lifestyle management for diabetes, smoking cessation tools and support groups).
ADDITIONAL POINT OPPORTUNITY
To earn an additional point for WELL Core and MFR Certification, projects should provide health risk assessments to tenants.
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