The Trust's Health Matters Program is designed to help manage the rising costs related to health care and workplace injuries. The Program's mission is to provide and promote innovative approaches to total worker health by establishing work environments that encourage health and safety in the workplace and beyond.
WHY HEALTH MATTERS
The Trust works closely to administer and customize the Health Matters Program to address the specific needs of each entity and bring comprehensive and strategic wellness programs to Member worksites. Programming typically includes a mix of classes, educational sessions, health awareness campaigns, safety awareness trainings and workplace challenges. All are designed to engage, motivate and inspire employees to make healthy lifestyle choices from a whole body, physical, emotional and safety perspective.
IT'S A COLLABORATION
The Trust carries out a large portion of the administration, assessment, marketing and program coordination for Health Matters but works very closely with assigned Wellness Coordinators to organize and effectively communicate programming to employees.
BEHAVIOR CHANGE INTERVENTIONS
These multi-week programs are designed to guide employees in the behavior change process to improve health and reduce health risks by adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors.
A great way to promote fun, these multi-week challenges educate and motivate employees to compete with one another while incorporating healthy habits into their everyday lives.
These informational and educational monthly programs are designed to positively influence employee well-being by raising awareness on a variety of important health topics.
Education sessions help employees set aside time to learn more about what they can do to improve their health.
ONLINE WELLNESS PORTAL AND MOBILE APP
Designed to be a one-stop shop for all things wellness, the Health Matters Wellness Portal helps employees monitor and manage their wellness journey. It syncs with a number of fitness tracker apps so that employees can have one central wellness hub. The Portal allows employees to see and register for upcoming events and programs, participate in challenges, track health activities and view other resources.
ASSESSMENTS AND PLANNING
As a tool to redirect the following year's plan, Health Matters performs yearly assessments which help gauge the success of programming to ensure it continues to meet the needs of employees, and they remain engaged.
Through participation, Member employees can earn incentives to keep them motivated towards a healthy lifestyle.