Worksite Wellness

Businesses serve 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 the SHIP Worksite Wellness Workbook

Current and Past Worksite Wellness Partners

Collaborative Partners (2012-2020)


Arvig Enterprises, Perham                                                                      A Place to Belong, Fergus Falls
Bigwood Event Center, Country Inn & Suites,
Fergus Falls
Blue Sky, Inc, Detroit Lakes                                                                 BTD Manufacturing, Detroit Lakes                                                     Cargill, Wahpeton                                                                      Churches United, Moorhead
City of Detroit Lakes
City of Dilworth
City of Fergus Falls
Clay County
ComDel Innovation, Wahpeton                                                   Community Behavioral Health Hospital, Fergus Falls
Community Health Service Inc, Moorhead
Compassion Care, Fergus Falls
Compassion Care, Moorhead
Concordia College
Creative Care for Reaching Independence, Moorhead                        Dancing Sky Area on Aging
Essentia Health Cancer Center
Great Plains Food Bank
Independence, Moorhead
Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center
Detroit Lakes Newspapers
Ecumen, Detroit Lakes
Essentia 7-Day Clinic, Fargo, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes
Essentia Health St. Mary’s, Detroit Lakes
Eventide Senior Living, Moorhead
Family HealthCare, Fargo Moorhead
Fergus Falls Public Schools
Forum Communications Printing, Detroit Lakes                                    James Matter Agency, Detroit Lakes
KLN Family Brands, Perham
Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls Lakeland Mental Health, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, and Moorhead
Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls                                  Lakes Crisis & Resource Center
Lakes and Prairies Community Action Council
Lakeshirts, Inc, Detroit Lakes                                                                 LB Homes, Fergus Falls
Leighton Broadcasting, Detroit Lakes/FF
M/State Campuses, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Wadena
Mahube-Otwa Community Council, Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls
Midwest Bank, Detroit Lakes
Minnesota Department of Transportation, District 4, Detroit Lakes
Minnesota State University Moorhead                                             MnDOT, Detroit Lakes
Moorhead Area Public Schools
North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton and Fargo
Northern Contours                                                                      Occutest, LLC, Detroit Lakes
Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Inc, Breckenridge
Otter Tail County
Otter Tail Power Company, Fergus Falls                                       Paymasters Inc, Detroit Lakes
Pelican Valley Senior Living
Perham Health
PioneerCare, Fergus Falls
Productive Alternatives, Fergus Falls
ProResources, Detroit Lakes
Red River Human Services Foundation, Wahpeton, Breckenridge, Fargo
Ringdahl EMS, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids
St. Francis Healthcare, Breckenridge                                                 Sanford Health, Detroit Lakes
Sanford Health, Human Resources and Marketing Departments, Fargo
Sanford Health, Pelican Rapids
Sanford Health, Wahpeton/Breckenridge
Serenity Assisted Living, Dilworth
Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead
Stoneridge Software, Barnesville
StoneL, Fergus Falls                                                                           Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park
Twin Town Villa
United Community Bank, Perham                                                       UMN Extension SNAP Educators
Vector Windows, Fergus Falls
Wahpeton Public Schools
West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls

Inaugural Partners (2009-2011)

Becker County
City of Perham
Moorhead Area Public Schools (again in 2014 through collaborative)
Wilkin County

Walkability Pilot Study Partners (2016-2017)

Fergus Falls:
A Center for the Arts
Lake Region Arts Council
Springboard for the Arts
Victor Lundeens

Detroit Lakes:
Becker County Museum
Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Essentia St. Mary’s
Holmes Theatre
Minnesota Dept of Transportation, District 4
Becker County Human Services, Community Health

Karen Nitzkorski

School & Workplace Wellness Coordinator