Shape Family Wellness Program Highlighted in Partnership for Prevention Report
Report Highlights Successful Worksite Health Programs
GRAND HAVEN, MICH.- Partnership for Prevention today released, “Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health for Small to Medium Sized Employers,” a publication produced in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that addresses how nearly 20 small to medium-sized employers – including Shape Corp.– lowered barriers to creating effective worksite health programs. through the active engagement of the CEO.
“Our innovative and compassionate wellness programming significantly impacts the health of our associates and their families, and allows them to take charge of their health and make changes necessary to live a better life,” said Gary Verplank, Shape Corp. Chairman and CEO.
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 first Leading by Example publication was released the following year and featured 16 CEOs, and three governors. Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health for Small to Medium Sized Employers is available at www.prevent.org.
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.
Shape Corp. is a global leader in impact energy management systems and advanced custom roll forming, with expertise in custom injection molding. Headquartered in Grand Haven, Mich., Shape Corp. is a full service supplier providing design, engineering, testing and manufacturing for plastic and metal solutions in North America, Europe and Asia. Shape Corp. is flexible in materials and processes to provide products for an array of industries including automotive, office furniture, health care, agriculture and more. Founded in 1974, Shape has over 1,200 associates and four sister companies. For more information, visit Shape’s website at www.shapecorp.com or contact the communications department at (616) 850-3651 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership for Prevention is a nonpartisan organization of business, nonprofit and government leaders working to make evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.