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Partnership Perk: GetActive Wellness Toolkit

October 20, 2017

Greater Des Moines Partnership wants to help you get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions with the new GetActive Wellness Toolkit, aimed at helping local small businesses provide turn-key wellness programming for their employees.

A Resource for Small Businesses

The GetActive Wellness Toolkit was inspired by the Greater Des Moines (DSM) business community’s support of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. A Capital Crossroads survey conducted in 2013 revealed that many small business owners like the idea of helping their employees remain healthy, but don’t have enough time, expertise or resources to implement a program. The GetActive Wellness Toolkit seeks to remove those barriers by arming small businesses with “plug-and- play” content to help them implement a wellness program within their offices. The program is a benefit of membership to one of the Partnership’s 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce in the region, and is available to them at no additional cost.

Each month, Chamber Member businesses may download a new one-page poster and handout that provides wellness tips, facts and resources to give employees immediate takeaways that they can implement in their daily lives. Here’s an example:

“For every hour of exercise you do, you could live two hours longer, even if you don’t start working out until you are middle aged!”

The materials are available to view on the Partnership’s website here.

Here’s to your health!

Learn more about Partnership Affiliate Chambers and about Partnership Member benefits.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the fourth largest regional Chamber of Commerce in the nation. Learn more about our Affiliate Chambers and browse our Membership Directory. Read additional Affiliate Chamber spotlights.

Meg Schneider

Meg Schneider serves as Senior Vice President of Business Resources and Community Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level executives in successful nonprofit organizations.