Phone: (307) 733-6401
Fax: (307) 733-8747
Teton County Public Health
460 East Pearl Avenue
8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday
For Employers ...
Healthy Employees=Benefits For Employers
- Enhanced employee productivity
- Improved health care costs management
- Decreased rates of illness and injuries
- Reduced employee absenteeism and sick-days
How to encourage health and wellness among your employees (just a few ideas…):
- Collaborate with local fitness centers and health facilities to offer corporate memberships and discounts to your employees.
- Consider workplace policies that allow employees flex-time to include wellness and activities in their work-week.
- Provide incentives to employees for staying on track to improved health choices and behaviors. Offer some kind of reward for quitting smoking, including physical activity, making nutrition a priority, and taking steps towards prevention and health improvement.
- Consider forming a company team and joining a recreational sports league.
- Make healthy food available at the workplace. Stock the vending machines and lounge areas with nutritious choices.
- Offer health foods and beverages at meetings, conferences, and events.
- Consider hiring a corporate wellness program consultant.
Studies, News, and More Information:
For Employees ...
- Poor Employee Health Costlier Than Employers Think
- Wellness Programs Help Companies Save on Health Costs
Health Benefits For Employees
- “Reduce levels of stress
- Increase well-being, self-image and self-esteem
- Improve physical fitness
- Healthy weight management
- Lower risks of diseases and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer.
According to survey data, major topics of concern for Teton County: nutrition, physical activity, weight management, tobacco, preventative health, stress management, and sun safety.
According to a 2006 survey of Teton County employees:
- 87% don’t get adequate exercise,
92% eat less than 5 servings/day of high-fiber foods,
92% eat less than 5 servings/day of fruits and vegetables,
95% consume half or more high-fat foods
- Based on participant responses, the 5 most prevalent modifiable risk factors for Teton County are listed below:
- Dangerous Sun Exposure
- Inadequate Exercise
- High Weight/BMI
- High Blood Pressure
- High Total Cholesterol