The Importance of Worksite Wellness

Businesses play a vital role in the health of their employees and worksite wellness can serve as a critical cornerstone to a business’ bottom line. A win-win!

Worksite wellness efforts address nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation and exposure and lactation support; and can include:

  • Tobacco free grounds on all worksite properties, tobacco cessation support
  • Healthy food at meetings, in cafeterias, healthy vending or snack station, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop site, on campus Farmers Market, employer sponsored gardens or orchards
  • Increasing access to worksite recreational facilities and allowing flex time for physical activity breaks
  • Stress management
  • Much more!

We have designed a comprehensive worksite wellness toolkit for your benefit. It is designed with best practice strategies that will help you create and maintain a robust worksite wellness initiative. Click here to download: PS4H Worksite Wellness Toolkit

The following employers have participated in the worksite wellness collaborative.


Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Inc., City of Breckenridge, St. Francis Healthcare, Wilkin County

Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes Community Cultural Center, Ecumen, Essentia Health, Lakes Crisis and Resource Center, Mahube-Otwa Community Council, M-State, Detroit Lakes Newspaper, Forum Communications Printing, BTDManufacturing, Ecumen, Lakeshirts, Midwest Bank


Frazee Care Center

Fergus Falls
Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Ringdahl EMS, West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls School, Otter Tail County, City of Fergus Falls, Lake Region Healthcare, Otter Tail Power, Productive Alternatives

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, Clay County, Creative Care for Reaching Independence, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead Public Schools, Clay County, Lakes and Prairies Community Action, Eventide Senior Living, Concordia College

Pelican Rapids

Sanford Health


United Community Bank, Perham Health, City of Perham, KLN Brands


Sanford Health, ComDel Innovations, Wahpeton Schools, North Dakota State School of Science


Sanford Health, Red River Human Services Foundation, Family Healthcare Center, 7-Day Clinic

For more information about the worksite wellness collaborative contact Karen Nitzkorski at