SARASOTA, FL – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has been designated a Healthy Sarasota County Worksite. SCF joins fourteen worksites in Sarasota County which have been awarded this designation after a comprehensive review of their programs and environmental supports to improve employee health and well-being.
The Healthy Sarasota County Worksite program, which is administered through the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota), designates employers who are carrying out health promotion actions endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proven to improve the health and well-being of their employees.
Eligibility for the designation includes completing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Worksite Health ScoreCard. Best practices in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, weight management, tobacco control, stress management, diabetes, vaccine preventable disease prevention, breastfeeding support and others are included in the ScoreCard.
Health officials say worksite wellness is an important aspect of promoting a safe, healthy community. People spend more time at work than anywhere else and decisions and habits reinforced in a healthy worksite can transcend into other aspects of life.
Through the Healthy Sarasota County Worksite Initiative, no-cost wellness consultations and resources are provided. If interested in becoming a Healthy Sarasota County Worksite, more information and application can be found at www.HealthySarasota.com
About the Florida Department of Health
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