Wellness Works Better When Leaders Walk The Talk

There’s no better prescription for inspiring healthy change than leading by example. If leaders in small businesses truly want their employees to embrace wellness initiatives, the more they are involved leading that charge, the better the acceptance, participation, and results.

“Strategic business leaders at best-practice organizations are taking a strong leadership role in community health initiatives in tobacco control, preventive screenings and immunizations, obesity control, responsible alcohol use, and physical activity. In doing so, they act as catalysts within their community by influencing not only their employees and their families to make healthier choices, but their fellow citizens and neighbors as well,” said Jud Richland, president of Partnership for Prevention.

Partnership for Prevention’s Leading by Example program is designed to leverage the workplace to improve health by promoting greater business involvement in health promotion and disease prevention. Their publications address how nearly 20 small to medium-sized employers lowered barriers to creating effective worksite health programs through the active engagement of the CEO.

“Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health to Small- and Medium-Sized Employers” features nearly 20 businesses that are reaching out to improve the health and wellness of their companies. “Leading by Example: Creating Healthy Communities through Corporate Engagement” features 19 businesses that are reaching out to improve the health and wellness of their communities.

You can download PDF versions of the publications here:

 “Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health to Small- and Medium-Sized Employers” 

“Leading by Example: Creating Healthy Communities through Corporate Engagement” 

To reap the benefits of a wellness program at your company, join CBIA Healthy Connections at your company’s next renewal. It’s free as part of your participation in CBIA Health Connections!