Background & History
Evidence-based healthy worksite initiatives have been shown to reduce costs associated with health care, absenteeism and presenteeism. In addition, they have been linked to increased productivity as healthy employees have been shown to be more productive.
Identified as part of the 2013 Arizona State Health Improvement Plan, workplace health and wellness became a priority for public health officials. The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health have since managed the program offering all services fully funded to Arizona employers.