Worksite Wellness Participating Teams:
Aqua Engineers, Inc.
County of Kaua‘i
Courtyard by Marriott
Hartung Brothers Hawaii Inc.
Kaua‘i Coffee Company
Kaua‘i Community College
Kaua‘i District Health Office
Kaua‘i Marriott Beach Resort
Koloa Landing Resort – Autograph Collection
KONG Radio Group
See photos of the 2018 Worksite Wellness Awards Breakfast.
(Thank you Aya Productions for the beautiful photos.)
On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge.
Participating agencies/companies focus on making system, policy, and/or environmental changes at work. In February of this year, each team was given an initial questionnaire to determine how “healthy” their place of work is and how many policies they had in place to support a “healthy” place to work. The survey included questions or statements, each with a point value. Topics ranged from annual wellness program reviews, bike racks, on-site gardening, access to fruit and vegetables, water coolers, policies on banning tobacco use and space where employees can exercise. At the end of the nine-month challenge, all teams completed the same questionnaire to see how much they had improved. Teams received more points for lasting, sustainable changes, versus short-term ones such as posting fliers and one-time activities.
The team that improved the most, wins.
At the end of the competition, more than 100 policies regarding worksite wellness have been put in place by companies that are involved.