National Workplace Wellness Week

In 2008, the House and Senate passed accompanying resolutions recognizing the importance of workplace wellness.  The U.S. Workplace Wellness Alliance was instrumental in the passage of these resolutions.  The resolution, whch passed the House recognizes the first full week of April as "National Workplace Wellness Week."  Below are links to the House and Senate resolutions, Alliance activities, and tools/resources that your business may find useful.   

Letter from President Barack Obama Recognizing National Workplace Wellness Week

Capitol Hill Event- April 2, 2009

"Healthy Living for a Healthy Workforce" 

Intersection of First St. and East Capitol St.- U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Senate Visitors Center 215

Press Event: 12-1 PM ET

Video

To see video of the event, please click here: http://www.prevent.org/content/view/248

Speakers

  • Michael Barry, CAE, Executive Director, American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Janet Boyd, Director of Government Relations, Tax & Benefits, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Candace DeMatteis, Policy Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Randel Johnson, Vice President, Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Garry Lindsay, Managing Senior Fellow & Senior Program Officer, Partnership for Prevention
  • Sue Nelson, Vice President, Federal Advocacy, American Heart Association
  • Craig Thorne, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Erickson Retirement Communities

Featuring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Rep. Mary Bono Mack  (R- CA).

Photos

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) join forces in introducing the "Healthy Workforce Act of 2009."

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discusses the importance of workplace wellness programs as Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) listens, and Rep. Mary Bono-Mack (R-CA) applauds.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) remarks about the"Healthy Workforce Act", as Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) listens.

Congressional Resolutions and Alliance Activities

Resolutions

H. Con. Res. 405

Resolution Recognizing the First Full Week of April as "Workplace Wellness Week"

Sponsors

Representatives Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)

S  Res. 673

Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Workplace Wellness as a Strategy to Help Maximize Employee's Health and Well Being

Sponsors

Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR)

Alliance Activities

Letters

Alliance Booklet 

The Burden of Chronic Disease on Businesses and U.S. Competitiveness

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