Congratulations to Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA) for achieving Silver level RiseVT certification! Before RiseVT met with the agency in June, they had already made many efforts to promote wellness within the workplace. They were a certified Silver Level Breast Feeding Friendly Employer. They promote healthy foods during celebrations, provide employees $100 towards any wellness activities and offer tobacco free education. They also sponsored a safety fair and had a staff occupational therapist demonstrate some stretches that employees can do in the workplace.

RiseVT had the opportunity to walk them through the Business Scorecard and the activities that correspond with all of the levels, Partnership, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Initially FCHHA was at a Partnership level, but very close to moving up levels.

An action plan was developed and FCHHA set their goals on the path to wellness. In the short time since the initial meeting with RiseVT staff, FCHHA formed a Wellness Committee, who will work to create a sustainable environment of wellness. RiseVT was able to connect them to NMC’s Healthy Roots program and employees now have the option of receiving a CSA delivery from Health Hero Farms each week. FCHHA also encourages stretch breaks throughout the work day and is exploring more ways to provide physical opportunities to staff. They were certified Silver on August 12th and are already working on the next steps to reach Gold!

FCHHA is highly motivated to promote wellness within the workplace. It is incredibly exciting to work with an organization inspired by the RiseVT mission. We will be sure to keep you posted on their progress!