Once You Learn About Mendocino County, You’ll Never Look at Employee Wellness Programs the Same Way Again
Prior to joining CSAC last fall, I spent over a decade working for a nutrition education organization where I witnessed the heralded birth of our own workplace wellness program. When an organization employing a dozen registered dietitians and health advocates struggled to keep its employees engaged in wellness, I realized I was about to witness something great when I started learning more about Mendocino County’s Working on Wellness Program.
Maybe it is the gorgeous surroundings, an ingrained competitive spirit or an irresistible desire to save money. Nevertheless, Mendocino County’s Working on Wellness program (known locally as MCWOW) is thriving when many employer-based health promotion programs have floundered.