Through grant funding from the Duke Endowment, DHEC and the S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA) have partnered to conduct baseline worksite assessments and offer wellness consultation services to the Governor's Office, all 16 cabinet agencies, DMH and DHEC.
This initiative, which has been branded " A Healthier State: Make Every Work Day Great," impacts nearly 35,000 state employees. The purpose of A Healthier State is to assess, implement, and help maintain effective worksite wellness environments and policies within these 19 organizations to help reduce health care costs, increase employee productivity, and reduce absenteeism.
Below is a list of resources that agencies can customize to help launch successful breastfeeding-friendly, physical activity, and tobacco-free campus initiatives in their worksites.
For more information about the A Healthier State initiative, please contact DHEC Public Outreach .
- One-page overview
- Tobacco-Free Campus Letter
- FAQs for Employees
- FAQs for HR staff
- Sample email
- E-Cigarette Fact Sheet
- Cessation Fact Sheet
- Implementation notice
- I mplementation notice - Spanish
- Palm card
- Banners for employee websites