City of Independence, Missouri

City of Independence receives GOLD status for the 2017 KC Chamber Workplace Wellness Certification

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The City of Independence is proud to announce it has received the GOLD Status through the Kansas City Chamber’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness initiative. The 233 certified businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations have made wellness a priority. With people spending more time at the office each week, a worksite wellness program can be a great way to promote health and wellness for its employees. Each certified company filled out an extensive questionnaire outlining their health and wellness efforts, covering nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, work-life balance, and the design & built environment.

“We’re delighted to see the growing number of organizations in Kansas City that have made a commitment to the wellbeing of their employees and their families,” Kelly Murphy, Chair of the Workplace Wellness Action Team, and Senior Director of Human Resources at KCP&L said. “Wellbeing can take many forms, and is accessible to organizations large and small. In addition to programs to help educate and inform on building activity and healthy food choices into daily life, companies continue to offer more in the way of creative programming on reducing stress and improving mental health.”

“From family walks and bike rides, to smoke free campuses the City of Independence continues to find new ways to promote health to our employees and community,” Independence Health Department Director Andrew Warlen said. “We are proud to receive this recognition as we work toward a healthier Independence.”

To learn more about what the City of Independence is doing for their Worksite Wellness Program, call (816) 325-7187. To learn more about KC Workplace Wellness Certification and the companies that won, please visit: indep.us/healthykc2017.