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. The committee’s targeted initiatives focuses on generating sustainable policy, environmental, and system changes in workplaces throughout Miami-Dade County. The committee continues to focus on improving health through worksite-based programs that combine educational, behavioral, and environmental modifications.
- Enhance and strengthen committee membership to foster partnerships and networking opportunities.
- Increase the adoption and implementation of policy, system, and environmental change to create health-promoting worksites.
- Educate and raise awareness of the benefits of healthy lifestyles and health promoting environments in the workplace.
- Increase local business/organizational access to relevant worksite wellness resources and best practice programs.
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: Nathan Burandt, Florida International University.
Liaison: Maria Negahbani, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Maria.Negahabni@flhealth.gov, 305-234-5400 Ext. 2566.