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June marks the fourth annual National Employee Wellness Month. Virgin HealthMiles, the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork have signed up more than 130 U.S. organizations in pledging their support for the month. Among the companies participating are Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino's Pizza and San Diego-based Jack in the Box.
National Employee Wellness Month showcases how prevention, coupled with supportive social communities such as the workplace, helps to improve employee health and productivity and lower healthcare costs. This annual initiative helps employers learn the best practices in developing successful strategies around prevention and good health.
Throughout June, participating organizations will promote the benefits of healthy lifestyles, and provide motivation and opportunities for employees to engage in a range of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Some other National Employee Wellness Month's supporting organizations include:
American College of Preventive Medicine, American Diabetes Association, American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), Avon, Baptist Health, Circle K, Coca-Cola, Farm Credit Services of America, Georgia-Pacific, Intuit, Mercy Health System, Schwabe North America, Sonic Automotive, SWIMKids USA, WellPoint and WomenHeart.
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