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Defeat Diabetes STL
The number of diabetes and prediabetes cases in the United States has reached epic proportions, with over 100 million adults aged 18 years and older impacted by these conditions. Recognizing that employers play a significant role in driving health and well-being in our community, BHC members have identified diabetes as a key area of focus for their collaborative efforts. Working together, health benefits, human resources, and wellness representatives from local employers will establish and execute an action plan aimed at preventing, better managing, and reversing type 2 diabetes among employees and their family members. By leveraging the collective impact of businesses, providers, and community partners, we can #DefeatDiabetesSTL.

Defeat Diabetes STL Webpage

St. Louis Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

As a member of the St. Louis County Partnership for a Healthy Community, the BHC is pleased to participate in the creation and ongoing development of the St. Louis Worksite Wellness Resource Guide. Free to use, the online Resource Guide provides St. Louis businesses access to a directory of low-cost, community-based tools to improve the health and well-being of employees. Nearly 100 unique workplace wellness resources from 20+ local organizations have been compiled, including: Local Events, Tools and Programs, Evidence-Based Practices, Community Engagement Opportunities, Surveys and Research, and Scorecards and Awards.


St. Louis Worksite Wellness Resource Guide Website


Business Health Culture Award

The Business Health Culture Award represents an opportunity to recognize BHC members for their innovative approaches to employee well-being. The award centers on eight components of successful wellness programs, including:  Leadership Support, Wellness Teams, Strategic Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Programming, Communications, Incentives & Participation, Environmental Support, and Innovation. Applications are available electronically on a yearly basis, with award winners announced at the BHC Annual Meeting each fall. 


BHC Award Overview

Wellness Champion Training

Employee wellness champions can contribute significantly to the success of workplace well-being programs by encouraging coworker participation in events and assisting with the communication and implementation of activities. But to many employees, this role may represent an unfamiliar territory. To help prepare employees, the BHC has developed a training program that provides a “crash course” in workplace well-being and useful tips for success.

Wellness Champion Training Overview


Health Fair Services 

To assist St. Louis organizations in their efforts to educate employees on health-related topics, BHC staff members are available to attend health and benefit fairs at member locations and off-site facilities. In addition to offering disease and wellness information, the BHC provides publications and creative activities to help employees become more informed health care consumers. By giving employees resources for enhanced engagement in the health care system, the BHC works to further its mission to achieve transparency and improve health. 


Health Fair Services Overview 


Antibiotic Resistance Lunch n' Learn

To help inform employees about good prevention practices and appropriate treatment options, the BHC has expanded resources available through the Antibiotic Resistance Can Harm (ARCH) Program to include an onsite educational session. During this 60-minute presentation, employees will learn about the differences between bacteria and viruses, how to prevent the evolution and spread of super bugs, and important tips for symptom treatment, medication adherence, and doctor conversations. A professor from St. Louis College of Pharmacy will accompany BHC staff to answer specific questions regarding these topics.


ARCH Lunch n' Learn Overview


CPR Training

Nearly 338,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year; however, 70% of Americans feel unprepared to act during cardiac emergencies. To help ensure that employees are equipped to handle office and home events, the BHC offers CPR certification and skills training through the American Heart Association at discounted pricing for employees of member companies.


CPR Training Overview


Environmental Assessment Tool

The Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) is an evidence-based evaluation tool developed by the Partnership for Prevention, National Business Group on Health, and Dow Chemical to provide employers a clear assessment and recommended actions for worksite health promotion. The tool provides insight into the structural and social elements of the workplace environment, especially those components related to physical activity, nutrition, and leadership engagement. In addition to supporting employers in conducting an assessment, the BHC provides members with simple, inexpensive solutions to address the health-related environmental concerns highlighted.


EAT Overview


Right Direction

Right Direction is a high-impact, turnkey initiative that raises awareness about depression and other mental health conditions, and encourages help-seeking when it’s needed. By providing free resources, tools, and expert guidance on workplace mental health, Right Direction helps organizations create a healthier and more engaged workforce.


Right Direction Website


Healthy Hearts @ Work

Healthy Hearts @ Work (HH@W) is a workplace campaign aimed at increasing awareness of high blood pressure, identifying cases of uncontrolled hypertension, and encouraging practices to enhance employee well-being. Developed by the BHC in collaboration with the Missouri Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, HH@W includes five customizable program options that provide employers with turnkey communication and education materials to improve heart health.


Healthy Hearts @ Work Overview


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program that teaches community members, workplace managers, and first responders how to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems and provide appropriate support to those suffering. Coordinated through the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, the 8-hour MHFA course equips managers with the skills to combat stigma surrounding mental illness and assist employees in obtaining resources for treatment and coping. The BHC is pleased to partner with the Missouri Department of Mental Health in bringing this opportunity to members at no cost.


Mental Health First Aid Overview


CDC's Work@Health Program

The Work@Health™ training program was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance employer knowledge of strategies for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health interventions. The science-based curriculum includes 8 core modules that provide health promotion coordinators, human resource professionals, or managers with skills and tools to implement a comprehensive worksite wellness program. These small group trainings can be arranged at the BHC office or onsite at member company locations.


Work@Health Overview

To learn more about BHC health improvement services, please contact Annie Fitzgerald at 314-721-7800 or



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