Businesses have a tremendous impact on the health of their employees and the individuals and communities they serve.  As community leaders, business owners can take a role in shaping health through the examples they set in their workplace culture.  Additionally, businesses can leverage the influence they wield in their communities to push for initiatives the promote health. Businesses thrive when they are staffed by a workforce that is happy, healthy, and productive.

Focus on

The Create a Culture of Health action plan focuses in part on worksite-wellness initiatives, which can be a driver of healthier habits for employees of a business of any size. Read how this Mississippi company makes workplace wellness a top priority, with awesome results!

Get Involved

Business leaders can use the resources provided as part of the Create a Culture of Health plan to develop a healthier workplace.

Create Worksite Wellness Policies

Sample Wellness Policies from Mississippi Department of Health

Feel free to adapt these policies for use in your workplace.

MSDH Breastfeeding Policy

MSDH Healthy Catering Policy

MSDH Tobacco Free Policy


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