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WorkWell Wins Innovation Award!


MEDIA RELEASE 17 October 2011


WorkWell Wins Innovation Award!


The WorkWell team from Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service proudly took first place at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) 2011 Innovation Awards.


The Innovation Awards, open to BOPDHB employees and health service contractors, recognise innovative initiatives that show a beneficial outcome. The WorkWell team were awarded for their outstanding contribution to improving the health status of the people of the Bay of Plenty.


“There were some excellent initiatives presented,” says WorkWell Advisor, Meghan Ruha. “Of course, we would not have been able to present such great outcomes without the enthusiasm and drive of the businesses we work with and the support we have received from providers and other organisations.”


“With more than 50 businesses now registered, WorkWell has come a long way since being launched in March 2010,” says Meghan.


Free to businesses in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes regions, WorkWell provides a range of resources and support tools to help businesses ensure their staff are able to make good health choices while in the workplace. Evidence shows that effective workplace wellness strategies can lead to increased productivity, reduced illness and staff turnover, reduced workplace accidents, and happier and more loyal staff.


Interested businesses should log onto the WorkWell website www.workwell.health.nz for more information.

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