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The Sonoma County Healthy Business Program

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Get Healthy and Get Recognized!

Do you want to improve employee productivity and job satisfaction? Decrease absenteeism? Recruit and retain the best employees? Manage healthcare costs?

Becoming a healthy business is the best way to begin. And the Sonoma County iWORKwell Healthy Business Program has all the resources you need to get started and get recognized for your efforts. Scroll OR jump down to learn more about why wellness programs make good business sense.

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Go to The Healthy Business Recognition Program page to learn more about what it takes to be a healthy business OR, apply now!

Browse Wellness Resources where you can find ready-to-use fitness campaigns, information on healthy eating in Spanish and English, how you can get access to low-cost employee health screenings, and much more.

Visit our Affordable Care Act for Employers page to learn about your responsibilities under the new healthcare reform laws & how to take advantage of new opportunities

Check out the iWORKwell Worksite Wellness Toolkit, where you can find step-by-step guidance for building a comprehensive, state of the art, wellness program

Join the ranks of the Recognized Sonoma County Healthy Businesses below

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Sonoma County Healthy Businesses

The following businesses have met qualifications for Gold, Silver and Bronze level recognition

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The Research Shows--Wellness Programs Make Good Business Sense

Wellness programs have measurable effects in two main areas:

Increased job satisfaction.  Job satisfaction is a major factor in retaining great employees--the ones who are looking for a positive work environment. The research confirms that companies with wellness programs have higher rates of employee job satisfaction*

Increased productivity. As the graph below illustrates, there is a direct connection between health problems and lost productivity through absenteeism and presenteeism--when employees come to work who are suffering from health problems. Wellness programs have been proven to reduce absenteeism.*

*Source: Parks, K.M., Steelman, L.A., “Organizational Wellness Programs: A Meta-Analysis,” Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2008, 13(1), pp. 58-68.

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Top 15 drivers of lost work time

Note: Lost workdays per 100 FTEs Source: Kessler’s HPQ: Adjusted to Workforce.

Top 15 Drivers of Lost Work Time graph

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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