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, systems, 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.
*Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, in-person meetings of the committee have been suspended indefinitely. The committee is now conducting virtual calls via GoToMeeting; please email Natouchka Murray for more information or check the events page.*
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-11:00AM. Currently, the Committee is meeting virtually via the GoToMeeting platform. If you have any questions or need access to the meeting link, please contact the Committee Liaison for further details.
Chair: Nathan Burandt, Florida International University
Vice-Chair: Jeannie Cidel, Aetna
Liaison: Daria Sims, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Daria.Sims@flhealth.gov, (305) 234-5400 Ext. 8847