Through grant funding from The Duke Endowment, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA) have partnered to conduct baseline worksite assessments and offer wellness consultation services to the S.C. Governor's Office, all 16 cabinet agencies, DMH, and DHEC.

This initiative, which has been branded "A Healthier State: Make Every Workday Great," impacts nearly 35,000 state employees. The purpose of A Healthier State is to assess, implement, and help maintain effective worksite wellness environments and policies within these 18 organizations to help reduce health care costs, increase employee productivity, and reduce absenteeism.

Below is a list of resources that your workplace can customize to help launch successful breastfeeding-friendly, physical activity, and tobacco-free initiatives.


Breastfeeding

Sample Email

Sample email for employees (pdf)

FAQs for HR

Frequently asked questions for human resources staff (pdf)

One Pager

One page summary for employees, stakeholders, etc. (doc)

Policy Template

Policy template (doc)

Door Hanger

Door hanger (pdf); Place on breastfeeding room doorknob.

Room Available

Room available/In use sign (pdf); Post on breastfeeding room.

Room Location

Room location sign (pdf); Post in employee areas to promote the breastfeeding room location.

Physical Activity

Waiver of Responsibility Form

Waiver of responsibility form (pdf); Have employees read and sign.

FAQs for Employees

Frequently asked questions for employees (pdf)

One Pager

One page summary for employees, stakeholders, etc. (doc)

Policy Template Request Form

Policy template (doc)

Sample Email

Sample email for employees (pdf)

Signs

8.5x11 & 11x17 Signs (zip); Post near elevators to encourage taking the stairs.

Tobacco

Banner Ad

Website banners (zip); Place on employee websites to encourage employees to quit tobacco.

Campus Policy Template

Policy template (doc)

FAQs for HR

Frequently asked questions for human resources staff (pdf)

FAQs for HR

Frequently asked questions for employees (pdf)

Implemention Notice

Tobacco-free implementation notice (pdf); Post on worksite entrances to serve as notice to visitors.

Implemention Notice Spanish

Tobacco-free implementation notice, Spanish (pdf); Post on worksite entrances to serve as notice to visitors.

One Pager

One page summary for employees, stakeholders, etc. (doc)

Palm Card

Palm card for employees and visitors (pdf); Policy reminder and tool to encourage people to quit tobacco.

Tobacco-Free Campus Letter

Tobacco-Free Campus Letter (doc)

Sample Email

Sample email for employees (pdf)

Campus Signage

Signage (zip); Post on workplace entrance doors.

Posters

Posters (zip); Post to encourage people to quit tobacco.

Banner

Banner (pdf); Post on workplace grounds.

E-Cigarette Fact Sheet

E-Cigarette Fact Sheet (pdf)

Cessation Fact Sheet

Cessation Fact Sheet (pdf)

Toolkits