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Working for a Healthier Tennessee is the workplace wellness program for State of Tennessee employees.

We provide each department in the State of TN with the tools and support they need to encourage and enable their employees to lead healthier lives for years to come by focusing on three key areas:

  1. Physical activity, 
  2. Healthy eating and 
  3. Tobacco cessation. 

The initative creates a healthy, positive workplace and shows how taking small steps can help employees achieve their larger goals.  

This website is a central location for wellness councils to find communication tools, resources, challenges, monthly webinar archives and many other tools to help keep the employees in your department healthy, happy and motivated.

How does it work?

Click here to find out more about the structure of the program. Note:  You may also go to the navigation at the top of this page, click About Us and select Wellness Councils in the drop-down menu.

When was the program implemented?

Working for a Healthier Tennessee started in 2013 under the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, and is supported by the ParTNers for Health Wellness Program and Employee Assistance Program.


Webinar Archives

Success Stories

Monthly Handout


Save the Date

  • April 4 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • May 2 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • June 6 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • July - no webinar
  • August 1 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • September 5 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • October 3 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • November 7 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central
  • December 5 - webinar at 9 a.m. Central

Events & Activities

  • Nutrition Jeopardy! hosted by the Department of Education's Wellness Council (All are Welcome!)
    • Game day is Friday, March 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central.
    • You MUST register by March 20 at bit.ly/TDOEwellness
    • WebEx Event and log in information will be sent after registration.
    • Questions? Email Deya.Maldas@tn.gov
    • What is... FUN?!
  • Line Dancing hosted by Finance & Administration's Wellness Council
    (All are Welcome!)

    For March dates, click here to see the calendar.
    Andrew Jackson Building (AJB)
    500 Deaderick Street 
    Enter on the Fifth Avenue side of the building, where you can scan your state ID.
  • Does your Wellness Council have an upcoming event that's open to all departments? Please let us know and we will add it here.

Announcements

  • There are updates to the Budget Request process. Read more here.
  • The notes and slides from the March 7th Wellness Council webinar are now up on the website.
  • The March monthly handout is now up on the web.
  • We have a NEW email address! If you need to contact us, please do so at WFHT.TN@tn.gov
  • Some of you requested information about ActiveHealth that you could share with employees in your department. Click here to see that info.
  • Don't forget to check out your department's Wellness Council dashboard. Email your Regional Wellness Coordinator any missing information you'd like to add.