Through grant funding from The Duke Endowment, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA) have partnered to conduct baseline worksite assessments and offer wellness consultation services to the S.C. Governor's Office, all 16 cabinet agencies, DMH, and DHEC.
This initiative, which has been branded "A Healthier State: Make Every Workday Great," impacts nearly 35,000 state employees. The purpose of A Healthier State is to assess, implement, and help maintain effective worksite wellness environments and policies within these 18 organizations to help reduce health care costs, increase employee productivity, and reduce absenteeism.
Below is a list of resources that your workplace can customize to help launch successful breastfeeding-friendly, physical activity, and tobacco-free initiatives.
Tobacco-free implementation notice (pdf); Post on worksite entrances to serve as notice to visitors.
Tobacco-free implementation notice, Spanish (pdf); Post on worksite entrances to serve as notice to visitors.
Palm card for employees and visitors (pdf); Policy reminder and tool to encourage people to quit tobacco.