Nebraska Governor Announces Workplace Wellness Awards

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By: wowt Email

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has announced he recipients of the Governor's Excellence in Wellness Awards.

The honors went to 28 Nebraska employers that have enacted
wellness programs.

Heineman says the award recognizes employers that have taken
steps to improve employees' well-being, which results in higher
productivity, greater worker satisfaction and lower health care
costs.

The award program offers two categories: The Grower award
division for businesses where employee health behaviors have
improved, and the Sower award division that recognizes quality
wellness programs.

Dr. Joann Schaefer, Nebraska's Chief Medical Officer, says participating employers have seen declines in worker obesity,
increases in physical activity and a nearly 4 percent drop in
tobacco use.


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