Workplace wellness has been a focus of governments and employers internationally for a number of years. Approximately one-third of adult life is spent at work. Employment is a key social determinant of health and the World Health Organization recognises the workplace as a key channel for health promotion.
The challenge is how workplace health and wellness should be designed, implemented and evaluated to achieve optimal benefits ie, health and cost-effectiveness.
ACC, Regional Public Health, the Health and Productivity Institute of New Zealand (HAPINZ) and HPA hosted a Create a Healthy Workplace on a Budget forum at Te Papa on 19 November 2013.
The forum provided:
- evidence for investing in workplace health and wellness
- practical ideas and case studies of how to implement workplace health and wellness programmes/initiatives
- ways to connect workplaces to service providers in the Wellington region.
The Second Annual New Zealand Workplace Wellbeing Awards were presented by the Heart Foundation and HAPINZ. Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to our judges for all of their work. For more information on the awards please visit: www.hapinz.co.nz
Download the following forum presentations:
- Tim Corbett, Workplace health and wellness, what is it? » [PDF, 1.19MB].
- Louise Schofield, Why workplace health and wellness programmes? » [PDF, 1.9MB]
- John Wren, How is ill health impacting your bottom line? » [PDF, 361KB]
- Case study, Wellington City Council, The Power of Movement » [PDF, 1.1MB]
- Case study, Transpower, Activate 2.0 » [PDF, 2.4MB]
- Case study, Wellness strategies at Victoria University » [PDF, 672KB]
- Mark Lyne, Alcohol and the workplace » [PDF, 837KB]
- Caroline Gordon, How to get your 30 minutes of physical activity at work » [PDF, 1.5MB]