Congress is taking note of the need for workplace wellness, and elected officials are increasingly committed to making sure that the companies in their districts, for which their constituents are working, are including health and wellness programs in their overall corporate strategies.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen, both of Minnesota, took charge yesterday by announcing a Congressional Wellness Caucus to help guide businesses as they cultivate employee programs that encourage and foster better health choices, while also cutting healthcare costs.
As a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual National Employee Wellness Month, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease applauds Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Paulsen for their efforts to reduce the incidence of and spending on the leading cause of death in our country – chronic disease.
For examples on workplace wellness in action, PFCD has highlighted Promising Practices with proven results. For more information on yesterday’s announcement read “Spreading the word on wellness.”