May Update
Healthier Workforce Bulletin

May is National Bike Month and Global Employee Health and Fitness Month!
Spring has arrived and what better time to start promoting health and fitnesss in the workplace and among co-workers.  Both National Bike Month and GEHFM offer resources to help make it easy for employers and they are available now on our NEW Facebook page.  The HWCE Facebook page will reguarly post resources and evidence-based information to help support employers in promoting health, wellness and safety in the workplace. Like us today!
Updated Link in April e-Bulletin
In the April e-Bulletin on "Social Media Supports a Culture of Total Worker Health," a link was missing for learning more about social media’s benefits to employee wellness programs and the most popular platforms among users today. Click here to view the link or view the full, updated April e-Bulletin  here

Model Programs
Are you a small employer or do you work for a small business? If so, what is your organization doing to promote integrated worker health, safety and wellness programs? The HWCE is seeking model integrated programs to promote through the monthly bulletin, the HWCE website and the new HWCE Facebook page for employers. Please contact to share a brief overview of your workplace program and/or how it has had a positive impact on your health or the health of your employees.

Stay Connected through Social Media!
*HWCE on Facebook! Like us today!
*Iowa Total Worker Health on Pinterest
*Updates through Twitter @UIHWCE
*Join the NIOSH Total Worker Health Group on LinkedIn

Upcoming Events
For a more detailed listing of upcoming events and webinars, please visit our online calendar of events.

* Health Insurance Marketplace in Iowa-Stakeholder Consultation Teleconference with HHS & CMS
             -May 2, 2013, 10am CDT, Register here
             -Invitation letter available on HWCE online calendar.
Navigating the Road Ahead...Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers in 2014
              -Free Event Sponsored by MercyCare Business Solutions and TrueNorth
              -May 10, 2013; 7:30-10:15am at Cedar Rapids Mercy Medical Center
              -RSVP to Denise Izzolena at or 319-5578-0311
* Free Employee Wellness Webcast Workshops
              -On May 16 & 17, the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) is offering a conference webcast
                on employee wellness.  Register for one or more of the free webcasts here. Schedule also
                available also on the HWCE online calendar.
*Work, Stress, and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health
              -May 16-19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
              -More information at
*May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
               -Month-long observance of health and fitness in the workplace where employers challenge their
                employees to create heathy moment and form healthy groups. Resources available here
*National Bike to Work Week, May 13-17, 2013
                -Promotional materials available here
*National Bike to Work Day, May 17, 2013
                -Promotional materials available here

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  The Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE) is one of four TWH™ Centers of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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