April 2014



Worksite wellness programs have become an accepted means for employers to address poor health and related costs. Employers are ready to address employee health issues and are seeking answers on what works and how to do it. They are most interested in neutral expert sources for this assistance that state governments and similar organizations can provide. Reaching the thousands of businesses in a state is a challenge.

December 2012

Healthy Maine Works Assessment and Planning Tool


State of Wellness: Healthy Maine Works Assessment and Planning Tool with Philip DiRusso This State of Wellness session will look at the state of wellness in Maine from two different perspectives. Philip DiRusso, Project Manager and Worksite Health Specialist with Medical Care Development will present an overview of Maine’s Web-based worksite wellness program assessment and [...]

February 2012

Federal Healthy Guidelines with Melissa Walker and Joel Kimmons


The federal government is committed to assisting its employees in making healthy food and beverage choices and creating federal facilities that promote a sustainable food system through its influence as the largest purchaser of food service in the country.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have collaborated [...]

August 2011

Michigan’s Healthy Businesses – Decades in the Making


The presentation will take participants through the succession of worksite wellness programming at the state health department level, starting with the classes and screenings of the 1980s to the 2011 policy and environmental change program focus, highlighting along the way lessons learned and what was sustained and used in subsequent programs. The "Decades in the [...]