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Workplace wellness isn’t just about prevention, it’s about better management too

June 4, 2015

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is happy to share the new, free Workplace Transitions e-Toolkit for people touched by cancer.  The e-toolkit, workplacetransitions.org launched this week supports millions of working Americans by helping managers deal with cancer in the workplace and enhancing employees’ wellbeing.  A collaboration of Anthem, Inc., Cancer and Careers, Pfizer, SEDL (an affiliate of American Institutes for Research) and U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), the toolkit provides a thorough step-by-step guide for employers as they work through the spectrum issues facing employees living with cancer.

Underscoring the needs, challenges and goals highlighted in the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and ThinkWellPoint white paper, Facilitating Full Employment Opportunity for Employees with Cancer: A Call to Action, the toolkit extends the efforts of raising awareness of the issues and implications of cancer in the workplace for patients, employers, and policymakers.

The timing of this new toolkit comes as the 7th annual Employee Wellbeing Month kicks off. Employers can and do play a major role in the health and wellbeing of employees and their families. Cultivating a positive culture of wellness in the workplace brings benefits that extend well beyond the office.  Making healthy choices easier, not only benefits corporate bottom lines, but boosts overall health and wellness in communities and the nation overall.

Enhancing wellness at work efforts take a willingness to put the value of employee health high on the long list of corporate objectives. One easy way to start is by pledging your support – free of charge – by adding your organization’s name and logo to the list of organizations making health and wellbeing a priority.