Founded in 2003, the Worksite Wellness Committee aims to promote healthy lifestyles in the work-setting by sharing resources on best practices, encouraging policy, systems, and environmental change and creating partnerships among the diverse businesses within Miami-Dade County. Our primary initiatives involve hosting quarterly educational forums on a variety of topics and since 2009, hosting the annual South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum and Awards, a ceremony that honors businesses with demonstrated programmatic and individual positive health outcomes. In 2010, the CDC awarded funding for two years through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant that has allowed the committee to take on targeted initiatives focusing on generating sustainable policy, environmental, and system changes throughout Miami-Dade County's Consortium Member Organizations.
The Worksite Wellness Committee meets every first Thursday of each month at Beacon Center, 8323 NW 12th Street, Suite 212, Miami Fl 33126 from 9:30am - 11:30am.
Chair: Tedd Marefka, Health Choice Network
Vice-Chair: Shawn C. Ramirez, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Dept.
For more information, please contact Kerri-Anne Parkes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-278-0442.