Create a healthy workplace on a budget

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:

Download the forum programme here »

Download the following forum presentations:

Summary of the discussion at the six interactive sessions » [PDF, 464KB]