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Healthy workplaces are good for businesses, employees and their families. Benefits are evident in better health, attitude, productivity, and individual and organizational performance. Some studies show a long-term return of up to $6 for every $1 invested in comprehensive wellness programming. Our staff can help you assess and customize wellness programs for your unique workplace. We can also walk you through local certification programs that let the community know you care.

Breast milk is the best nutrition a baby can receive. The best benefit in making the change to becoming a mother-friendly worksite is having the employees being able to reach their breastfeeding goals. I want to encourage businesses to move forward with becoming a mother-friendly worksite. It’s fairly inexpensive and once you have it set up, it’s sustainable – it lasts. It just becomes a part of the culture of the workplace.
—Donna Sundstrom
, Woman, Infants and Children Program, Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department

Local Success Stories
– Read about how Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority went tobacco-free.
– Read about how Travis County went tobacco-free on all of it’s properties throughout the county.

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Make Workplace Wellness Happen. Consider vending machines with healthy options, Farm to Site programs that deliver fresh produce to your work, flex time to allow for exercise, incentives for healthy behaviors, a tobacco-free property, mother-friendly policies and a benefits package that supports healthy, productive employees.

Get Recognition. Get your organization certified through the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council, Partner Certification Program to get public recognition for your wellness programming.

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By becoming a mother-friendly workplace, you can get recognized through the Texas Department of State Health Services Designation Program. Download our Mother-Friendly Workplace Flyer to learn more.

Start a Walking Group. Join the Walk Texas! Active Austin 10-Week Challenge to start a physical activity group with your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers. Group leader orientations, activity logs and awards are given throughout the year, so it’s always a good time to start!

Go Tobacco-Free. Learn about the benefits of a tobacco-free workplace and how you can make the change.