POMEROY — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is offering a free and paperless workplace health and wellness program.
Wendy Queen, a business consultant from BWC, recently presented the Better You, Better Ohio program at Farmer’s Bank on Main Street in Pomeroy. The Meigs County Chamber of Commerce helped spread the word about the event throughout the business community.
Queen said she is asking employers to make their employees aware of Better You, Better Ohio that is launching on Feb. 1. Better You, Better Ohio is a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers from businesses with 50 or few workers in a high-risk work place environment. Queen shared the program is funded through the Third Billion Back rebate program and is funded for $6 million dollars each fiscal year. Queen said Better You, Better Ohio will be working with ActiveHealth Management.
“The goal of this program is to prevent injury and if someone is injured to reduce the severity of that injury, help them recover faster, which makes them return to work sooner,” said Queen.
Queen shared the statistics of unwell employees and their lack of time spent at the work place. She said this program is made to increase employee morale, reduce their time away from work, and provide an efficient wellness plan to them. Better You, Better Ohio will give employees amenities such as: awareness, education, and training of health and wellness; health assessments and bio-metric screenings; a member engagement website allowing them to develop health plans and track their progress to achieve their goals; a mobile application for creating weekly action and receiving health tips; digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health.
Queen said for those wishing to access Better You, Better Ohio to log on to go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohio.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.