Healthier Worksites, Healthier Workers

Make health your business; we can help!

Worksite Wellness Programs have been shown to reduce employee stress, health care costs, and absenteeism, and increase productivity, morale, and loyalty.  We will work with your organization to develop a customized Worksite Wellness Plan, or enhance your existing Worksite Wellness Program.                          

2015 - 2020 Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC)

Participating sites will receive FREE:

  • Asessment and consultation to determine areas of needs and provide program recommendations. To receive your free consultation send us an email.
  • Assistance with the development and maintenance of worksite wellness committees.
  • Assistance in developing a wellness program that may include improving food and beverage standards, farmers' markets, lunch & learn presentations, walking paths, smoking cessation, diabetes prevention programs, weight loss programs, and more!
  • Program materials that support and enhance employee health such as walking path signs, small-scale physical activity equipment, blenders, hydration stations, and food-prep equipment).
  • Technical assistance devleoping policies and practices that support healthy behaviors (i.e. Healthy Meeting Guidelines, Vending and Cafeteria Policies).
  • Voluntary Worksite Wellness Recognition Program: Worksites who achieve a pre-determined number of nutrition and physical activity changes can receive Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal Certificates, and be recognized in a Press Release sent State-wide.
  • Subscription to the Department of Health's quarterly Employee Wellbeing Newsletter. View our  Wellness Newsletter 2020.

With the help of a Worksite Wellness Specialist from the Department of Health, participating sites are expected to:

  • Develop a Worksite Wellness Committee, or identify a key wellness champion(s)
  • Develop a worksite wellness policy, or add to an already existing one
  • Make a nutrition or physical activity practice change

Healthy Meeting Guidelines

Worksites across the nation are changing the way meetings and events take place. To send the message that health is important to your worksite, to help support the health of your employees, members, and partners, and to have more energized and engaged workforce, your worksite should adopt healthy meeting and event practices too. 

We offer the following onsite programs:

  • Put It Out Rockland: An 8-week group smoking cessation class - Quit smoking in group or individual sessions. Low cost nicotine replacement products available if medically eligible. Call (845) 364-2651 or visit  to learn more.
  • Cooking Demonstrations that highlight quick, easy, and nutritious recipes.
  • Salad and Soup Club Starter Kit: Over 40 salad and soup recipes along with guidelines for how to implement a salad or soup club are provided. Starting a weekly salad or soup club can build employee moral while sharing a healthy meal. View a sample recipe and the guidelines for starting a salad club. View a sample recipe and the guidelines for starting a soup club. Request a starter kit today.
  • A variety of educational materials including brochures, posters, and handouts.
  • Other worksite wellness resources and technical assistance to accommodate the needs of the individual worksite. See our Recipes for Wellness Tips.

Many more services are available!  For more info call 845-364-2500 or email us today

Past initiatives:

2010-2015 Creating Healthy Places to Live Work & Play (CHPLWP) Worksite Wellness Grant:

In 2010, the Rockland County Department of Health was awarded this five year grant from the New York State Department of Health. Through this initiative, we worked closely with 20 small to mid-sized employers (under 1,000 employees) to implement comprehensive worksite wellness programs. Additional benefits and services, including funding, was awarded to many of the participating worksites. Please read the evaluation report and success story.

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.