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National Healthy Worksite Program Case Studies

In the case studies below, employer participants in the National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) share their progress and challenges in bringing NHWP interventions to their workplaces or improving their existing programs. NHWP was designed to help employers put into action science- and practice-based disease-prevention and wellness strategies that would lead to specific measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates. From 2013-2015, each employer in the NHWP received support, training, and technical assistance to put in place a combination of program, policy, and environmental interventions to support physical activity, good nutrition, and tobacco-use cessation.


Change Through Planning at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare (GLMHC) is a full-service community mental health center that has provided behavioral health care services to the citizens of Pierce County, Washington, for over 50 years. The center’s mission is to improve mental health for children, adults, and families by providing a comfortable setting for counseling and medication services. Before participating in the CDC’s National Healthy Worksite Program, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare (GLMHC) had a health promotion committee and some initiatives and supports in place to promote good employee health. However, the center’s CEO and senior leadership team were committed to doing more to address the core value of promoting employee health and well-being.

Motivating Employees to Take Charge of Their Health at First South Financial Credit Union: Case Study

First South Financial Credit Union is a member-owned, federally insured financial institution based near Memphis, Tennessee. Before participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP), First South Financial had a wellness committee and had put some initiatives into place to support employee health. Still, the organization wanted to do more.

Making Healthy Changes to a Small Worksite at Rolling Hills Consolidated Library: Case Study

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library of St. Joseph, Missouri, applied to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) in 2013 because the library director wanted to give the staff a way to adopt or improve healthy lifestyles. Rolling Hills’ leaders recognized that their own employees need to be in good health to live and carry out the library’s vision.

Improving Their Own Health to Better Serve Others at United Way of Pierce County: Case Study

The leadership at United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) saw the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) as a way to bring worksite wellness programs to its employees to align with the organization’s community-impact areas of health care access and wellness.

Wellness Matters at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: Case Study

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policies, programs, and treatment in order to protect public health. Through activities such as preventing and controlling disease outbreaks, educating food workers, and inspecting septic systems, the Health Department promotes healthier communities where people live, work, and play throughout Pierce County.

Learning to Live Healthy at Hillyard Companies

Hillyard applied principles of implementing a comprehensive health promotion program learned during the NHWP by putting in place a combination of programs, policies, and environmental supports to address multiple areas of employee health.

Creating a Culture of Health for All at Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living: Case Study

Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL) is a small community-based, non-residential, nonprofit healthcare and social assistance organization serving nine counties in northwest Missouri, designed to empower people with disabilities to actively and independently participate in society.

Moving Forward Toward Health Together at CIPROMS: Case Study

CIPROMS, Inc. is a mid-sized company specializing in medical coding and billing services. CIPROMS has a 95% female workforce and leadership team. CIPROMS’ employees work hard to achieve their client-focused mission to "deliver effective, medical-practice solutions that enable our clients to realize their passion for practicing medicine... without enduring endless administrative burdens."

Working to Win at Worklogic HR: Case Study

Worklogic HR is a privately-held company that serves the human resource management needs of small and mid-sized firms in and around California. By delivering tailored human resource, benefit, payroll, safety and workers’ compensation business solutions—Worklogic HR simplifies its clients’ human resource management processes, reduces the associated costs, and frees up management to focus on core competencies and moving their companies forward.

Creating a Healthy Culture Where People Matter Most at One Click Ventures: Case Study

Established in 2005, One Click Ventures (OCV), was the first retailer to offer consumers a personalized experience to buying eyewear online. OCV is a growing ecommerce company near Indianapolis, Indiana. When it started the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program in 2013, OCV had about 40 employees, but it grew by 50% during the program.