To support employees statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Services (DHHS) has created Worksite Wellness Initiatives and toolkits designed to help your business’ staff (and our own!) become healthier places to work.
DHHS administration recognizes that employees may experience situations that affect one’s capacity to perform well on the job, or finding that work-life balance. These experiences, while personal in nature, can manifest in the workplace as issues that affect performance, attendance or conduct. DHHS is a workplace that supports, fosters, and empowers employees with aging parents, breastfeeding, infants in the workplace, and those that may be struggling with and seeking recovery from addiction-related issues. DHHS welcomes and embraces these initiatives in an effort to help employees and their families live healthy, full, and productive lives. People will choose their pathway based on their cultural values, their socioeconomic status, their psychological and behavioral needs. These toolkits have been created to promote and carry the message that DHHS is committed to and cares about the whole health of the individual person and their family.
We hope the resources in our Worksite Wellness Initiatives will help you, whether you are a supervisor supporting a staff member, an employee just beginning on the road to recovery, or you have a friend or family member who may be struggling or in need of some guidance. Your confidentially will always be honored and your rights as an employee protected.
We challenge ALL Nevadans to be part of the Nevada Wellness Movement. Developed as a result of the State Plan’s vision to increase education and resources to Nevadans regarding wellness, we strive to work with communities, schools, employers, and healthcare providers to create the necessary changes that will make it easier for Nevadans to make healthy choices in their daily lives.
Nevada is ranked 39th in the nation in overall health. If Nevada reduced its average adult Body Mass Index by 5% by 2030, Nevada could potentially save $5,921,000,000 in total health care costs annually.
The mission of Nevada Wellness is to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policy, systems, and environment that influence quality of life.
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