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Sheboygan Well County 2020

Well County LogoThe Sheboygan County Activity and Nutrition Coalition, (SCAN) Committee, has partnered with the Wellness Council of Wisconsin to engage and challenge local businesses to improve the health & wellbeing of the workforce in Sheboygan County. The coalition has established a goal to achieve ‘Sheboygan Well County’ designation from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) by 2020.

According to the Wellness Council of Wisconsin; “WELCOA developed a unique and important worksite health promotion initiative in 1991. Sponsored locally by the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, Well City USA challenges local businesses and community leaders to work together and engage entire communities in improving the health and wellbeing of their workforces.

Well City USA status is achieved when a minimum of 20 organizations that collectively employ at least 20% of a community’s workforce become designated Well Workplaces within a three-year period. Each employer must complete WELCOA’s Well Workplace Award application to document their progress in developing their worksite wellness initiatives. There are three award levels:

» Bronze: minimum of 20 employers, at least 20% of community's workforce
» Silver: minimum of 20 employers, at least 30% of community's workforce
» Gold: minimum of 20 employers, at least 50% of community's workforce

Nationally, only twelve communities have achieved this prestigious honor. Of these, three are in Wisconsin; Milwaukee: Silver Well City (2010), Racine: Bronze Well City (2012), Fox Cities: Bronze Well City (2013). In addition, Wisconsin also has current active projects in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.”

In August of 2016 the Sheboygan Well County project was submitted to the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).  The Wellness Council accepted the application in September of 2016 (letter attached). The Sheboygan Well County Task force has recruited 24 companies to the initiative and will have until November 1, 2019 to achieve Well County designation.  A Next Steps meeting is being held for participants and other interested community members on January 25th from 3 – 5 pm at Sargento -Presented by the Wellness Council of WI who will discuss in detail the timeline and requirements for the project.

Participating Companies: Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting, Aurora Healthcare, Bemis Mfg. Co., Faith Technologies, Inc, Holy Family Memorial, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, Just Kids Dental, Kohler Co., Lakeland University, Lakeshore Technical College, Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., McClone Agency, Inc, Plastics Engineering Company, Plymouth Foam LLC, Plymouth School District, Prairie States Enterprises LLC, Prevea Health, Sargento Foods, Inc., Sheboygan Area School District, Sheboygan County, Sheboygan Paint, Sheboygan YMCA, St. Nicholas Hospital, Vollrath Company, Hub International


The call to action of area business leaders, is to pledge their support, by making a commitment to the following:

  1. To establish a “Wellness Champion” or wellness team member(s) from their organization to attend Well Workplace University training and complete the WELCOA checklist to secure the tools needed to develop a results oriented workplace wellness program.
  2. To become a corporate member of the Wellness Council of America by joining the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (www.wellnesscouncilwi.org).
  3. To submit an application for national Well Workplace recognition by the end the three-year period beginning with approval of the Sheboygan Well County strategic plan.
View the Well County Brochure!
Well County Strategic Plan Approval
Well County Strategic Plan
Take the pledge! Click here to view the commitment requirements!
Create a letter of support! Click here to create your letter!
Click here to view the final application

To learn more visit Wellness Council of Wisconsin at http://www.wellnesscouncilwi.org/ or Wellness Council of America at https://www.welcoa.org/

Or contact a Sheboygan Well County Committee Member below:

Kelly Boeldt, Sports Core (Committee Chair) Kellyboeldt@gmail.com
Amy Betke, Sheboygan County Public Health amy.betke@sheboygancounty.com
Barb Feiertag, Community Advocate bjfeier@gmail.com
Donna Wendlandt, Sheboygan YMCA Dwendlandt@sheboygancountyymca.org
Jean Pittner, Sheboygan County Public Health jean.pittner@sheboygancounty.com
Jeri Dreikosen, Sheboygan Area School District jdreikosen@sheboygan.k12.wi.us
Kevin Donnelly, Aurora Health Care kevin.donnelly@aurora.org
Sherri Samuels-Fuerst, Sargento sherri.samuels_fuerst@sargento.com
Jane Brill, Sheboygan County Chamber Jane@Sheboygan.org
Julie Meyer, Hub International Julie.Meyer@hubinternational.com
Jose Gonzalez, Kohler Co. jose.gonzalez@kohler.com
Janelle Schirmer, HSHS St. Nichloas Hospital Janelle.Schirmer@hshs.org

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