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DHHS Employee Wellness

Background

The DHHS Wellness Program was launched in 2005 by the Department to provide support in the workplace that would assist DHHS employees in taking a more active role in maintaining or achieving good health. The Program was developed by the Division of Public Health in partnership with the NC State Health Plan.

Worksite wellness programs have been shown to improve employee health, boost morale, and increase productivity. Wellness programs can support employees in reaching their personal health goals and improving their quality of life. Comprehensive wellness programs also play a critical role in controlling health care costs for both employees and employers.

The DHHS Wellness Program can help you to:

  1. Be more physically active
  2. Make healthier food choices
  3. Avoid tobacco
  4. Better manage stress

The Program works to make changes to policies and the work environment to support wellness in the workplace. Information about health and wellness resources is also provided to help you take an active role in maintaining good health.

Find opportunities to get active as well as other resources available to state employees.

Voluntary Participation

Employees choosing to participate, should sign the general Department Wellness liability release form  and give it to their agency Wellness Representative to be kept in the employee’s personnel file. Some activities such as fitness classes, team sports, or use of fitness equipment may require an additional special release form.

Participate on your Own Time

Employees generally participate in worksite wellness activities during non-work time. Some special organized group wellness activities and events may receive approval by the department or agency director for participation during work time.  See the Employee Wellness Policy for more information about participating in wellness activities at work.

 

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