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City of L.S. recognized as healthy, effective workplace


March 29, 2011

Demonstrating the strong business case for corporate support of worksite wellness programs, Partnership for Prevention today released, “Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health Promotion to Small and Medium Sized Employers”, which is available at

The Partnership for Prevention, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is proud to have developed this guide. Emphasizing the active engagement of CEOs, the publication highlights nearly 20 small to medium-sized employers including the City of Lake Stevens who lowered barriers to creating effective worksite health programs.

“The City of Lake Stevens cares about the well-being of employees and their families. Our wellness initiatives and a supportive work environment help control health costs, contribute to positive morale and high level performance, and ultimately help us better serve the City’s citizens,” Mayor Vern Little, City of Lake Stevens said.

The Leading by Example initiative, a peer-to-peer communication campaign targeted to the CEOs of organizations on the efficacy of worksite health promotion, was launched by Partnership for Prevention in 2004.

The new Leading by Example publication features the following firms that are reaching out to improve the health and wellness of their companies: Camillus House Inc ., County of Chester Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill Realty, City of Maple Grove Minnesota, City of Lake Stevens Washington, City of Burien Washington, CLARK Security Products and General Lock, Community Health of South Florida, Inc ., Family Service Association, Front Range Internet, Inc ., Lincoln Industries, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Ollis & Company, Seitlin & Company, Shape Corp ., and Web Industries.


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