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What Is Wellness and Why Does It Matter?

Wellness is a holistic concept that entails more than just eating right and exercising. Mental health, stress reduction, and financial literacy are all critical factors that make up the wellness equation.

To help employers and employees improve their overall wellness, the Detroit Regional Chamber and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan partnered to create Wellness Works.

Research shows that employee wellness directly correlates with community and economic outcomes. Healthy employees improve business performance which contributes to healthy communities and a thriving Detroit region. Wellness Works, featured in Crain’s Detroit Business, was created to help employers build a comprehensive wellness strategy. This resource is a collaboration between businesses, chambers of commerce, and community organizations who want to build a healthier workforce and improve the well-being of the community.

How Can Businesses Get Involved?
Individuals and businesses can participate in Wellness Works by entering the Personal Workplace Wellness Challenge for a chance to win a Fitbit Versa and be featured on the Wellness Works website. The top submissions may also be featured on Wellness Works after the contest has ended.

Regional businesses, community organizations, and Wellness Works are partnering on this campaign. All submissions are due Sunday, March 31 and the winners will be announced mid-April. To be considered, the form must be completed in full.

To learn more about Wellness Works, visit