Expanding Wellness

1/17/2019 Sussex County Health Coalition.

Over the last seven years the Sussex County Health Coalition’s mission has been to assist local businesses in the promotion of health and wellness amongst their employees. Worksite Wellness programs cultivate healthy workforces and positively impact health care costs, absenteeism and workplace culture. With funding from the Division of Public Health we have been able to expand our program throughout Sussex County. We have worked to increase the number of new members and expand the number of classes from 6 to 16 per year.

Class sizes have grown from 15 to 40 as a result of partnering with larger employers like the Thurman Adams State Service Center and Seaford Library. These new partners allowed us to use their facilities to accommodate the increase in class size. This has also allowed us to grow our membership base by offering the Worksite Wellness program to over 13 Business throughout Sussex County.

In addition, we partnered with Sussex Academy Aquatic Center, increasing aquatic services in two locations. In early 2019 we will expand our program to the Lewes area with a new partnership with Beebe Healthcare to provide a pilot program. This partnership will expand our reach to potential of 1,500 Beebe employees.

For a full list of Worksite Wellness Sites and for more information on how to become a member please contact Crystal Timmons at ctunderwood@pmgconsulting.net.

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