Healthy Workplaces is Now Healthiest Maryland Businesses

After five years, the Healthy Workplaces program has transitioned to Healthiest Maryland Businesses. This statewide initiative is designed to create a culture of wellness at the workplace.

View the list of current Healthiest Maryland Businesses in the Central Maryland Region (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County).

The FREE benefits of becoming part of Healthiest Maryland Businesses are:
  • Access to the Healthiest Maryland Businesses newsletter;
  • Consultation with certified worksite wellness personnel; 
  • Educational training events and forums;
  • Technical assistance on how to design and implement strategic wellness programs;
  • Direct connection to evidence-based workplace wellness resources;
  • Peer-to-peer support from neighboring businesses; and
  • Recognition as a member of this statewide initiative.
We are excited to offer you this opportunity and hope your business will join the many Central Maryland businesses that are already a part of Healthiest Maryland Businesses!

For more information please visit Healthiest Maryland Businesses. To join Healthiest Maryland Businesses, submit a Health ScoreCard today! You may also call 410-313-6268 or email psmelkinson@healthyhowardmd.org.

Past Healthy Workplace Winners:

2013 Healthy Workplaces
2012 Healthy Workplaces

2011 Healthy Workplaces
2010 Healthy Workplaces
2009 Healthy Workplaces

Workplace Wellness Resources

American Heart Association
Provides information about the Start! Walking program as well as information on becoming “Fit Friendly” certified.
www.heart.org

American Cancer Society
Includes tips and information on planning health lunch meetings, communication tools for posting health messages throughout the workplace and employee health and wellness programs, including Active for Life, Choose to Change, Freshstart and Quitline.
http://www.acsworkplacesolutions.com/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Offers many worksite wellness tools, including:
Guide to Community Preventive Services – Worksite. The topics and their related
interventions were selected by the CDC as priorities for worksite health promotion.
www.thecommunityguide.org/worksite/

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
A site dedicated to preventing work-related illnesses and injuries.
www.cdc.gov/niosh, www.cdc.gov/niosh/worklife

Partnership for Prevention (PfP)
Dedicated to advancing prevention as a whole is PCP’s priority. Their “Investing in Health Workplace Guide” is full of online resources. Contact them to join their efforts and to benefit from their work in creating a prevention culture in America.
www.prevent.org

Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
Includes sample surveys, reports and case studies that give insight into the challenges and ultimate benefits of implementing worksite wellness programs and links to other important resources.
www.welcoa.org/freeresources

Healthiest Maryland Initiative
Offers a range of resources including Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond, sourcebook for large and small companies.
http://dhmh.md.gov/healthiest/pdf/healthyworkforce2010_electronic%20version.pdf

Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center
Provides outreach and education to the local community through a wide range of classes, screenings and fitness programs.
www.hcgh.org/content/ClassesAndEvents.htm

Howard County Health Department
The Health Department is the sole government agency responsible for improving the health of Howard County. By State and County authority, the Health Department is charged with enforcement of certain federal, state and county laws and regulations. In addition to regulatory and enforcement work, the Health Department directly provides public health services.
www.hchealth.org

Howard County Recreation and Parks
Provides opportunities to pursue safe and enjoyable leisure activities in balance with the protection and conservation of natural resources.
www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/RAP_HomePage.htm