The Colorado SBDC has partnered with Health Links™ to provide small businesses assistance in creating a work environment that promotes safety, physical activity, healthy habits and overall well-being for employees through work-site certification and seed money.
Health Links™ Healthy Business Certification
Health Links recognizes small businesses that champion worker well-being and safety with the Health Links™ Health Business Certification, a program that recognizes small businesses for meeting or exceeding worker health and safety standards. Certified businesses will receive community, industry and media recognition; a promotional package including certificate, stickers, logos and icons; recognition on the Health Links and SBDC websites; discounts from sponsors and vendors and more.
Small businesses with less than 250 employees can apply for the certification online. Don't meet the criteria? Meet with your local SBDC office for assistance in creating a strategy for a healthy and safe workplace culture.
For small businesses that are just getting started, Health Links provides support through the Kick-Start Program, which awards seed funding and provides free one-on-one consulting by certified SBDC consultants to qualified small businesses for successfully building work-site wellness and safety programs. Businesses with 2-49 employees can apply to receive the funding and assistance, which includes creating a Health Business Road Map: an action plan for creating a health, safe and fun place to work. Eligibility for the Kick-Start Program is based on leadership commitment, resources, employee needs, work-site wellness options, safety options, evaluation and cost analysis. Businesses can apply for the program online.