Wellness

Health and wellness are essential to every aspect of our lives. Worksite wellness programs can play a significant role in helping employees to make healthier choices and live healthier lifestyles.  Additionally, community organizations can also work to provide supportive environments which promote healthy living where people live, learn, work and play.  Help keep wellness programs going in your organization and community that promote healthier lifestyles and encourage employees and community members to be physically active, eat healthfully, reduce stress and screen time, and get adequate sleep.  The following resources are provided to help with your wellness efforts.

Resources

Wellness Program Guide – A “how-to” guide written for worksites but can easily be transferred into other settings.

Inclusive Worksite Wellness Guide – Provides a comprehensive examination of worksite wellness and offers tips, strategies, and resources to ensure that worksite wellness programs are inclusive of people with disabilities.

Inclusive Worksite Wellness Marketing Guide and Wellness Wednesday Series – Provides sample messages and shareable graphics that can be used to share disability inclusive wellness strategies. Download sharable graphics.

Worksite Health ScoreCard – A tool designed to help employers assess whether they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites.

Alabama Wellness Initiatives

100 Alabama Miles ChallengeAlabamians are challenged to log 100 miles of physical activity each year.  You can also create teams and compete with friends, family, and co-workers who are taking the challenge. Visit the website to sign up.

Live Well Alabama – An adult and childhood obesity prevention and nutrition education initiative that includes social marketing campaigns and policy, system, and environmental change strategies for the SNAP-Ed population.

Alabama Wellness Forum – A program to provide education and networking opportunities for wellness and human resource practitioners who are interested in building and maintaining worksite wellness programs. The meetings provide information to assist employers in providing effective and innovative programs that will improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce.  The Forums are at no cost and provided through a collaboration of various health and wellness organizations.  To join this group and receive communication, please email Angela.Davis@cancer.org.

Supportive Environment Resources

Healthy VendingHealthy options in vending machines can assist with leading a healthier lifestyle. This program was developed to increase access to healthier foods and beverages in worksites and other locations.

Healthy Checkout Program – Identifies and prompts individuals to make healthier choices in venues selling food and beverages.

Walk AuditSafe and walkable streets can help increase physical activity opportunities in a community. A walk audit allows for a group of community members to observe and evaluate the walkability of a location. Learn more about conducting a walk.

Training Resources

Worksite Health 101 – Provides a comprehensive approach to building healthier worksites.

Inclusive Worksite Wellness E-Learning Course – Provides users with a background of why worksite wellness programs are important to the workplace, and why having inclusive worksite wellness programs can benefit all employees.

About Us

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free, statewide wellness program for adults, ages 18 or older, designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and have fun while doing it. We caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.