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11 OCTOBER - 2016

Worksite Wellness Leadership Team

12:00 - 1:30 PM, MON

Mo`ikeha Building

Conference Room 1

01 NOVEMBER - 2016

Worksite Wellness Leadership Team

12:00 - 1:30 PM, MON

Mo`ikeha Building

Conference Room 1






Worksite Wellness Leadership Team

Eighty-two percent of the U.S. population is linked in some way to a worksite. With the exception of sleeping, people spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits. When it comes to employee health, it takes more than just offering sick days to keep your employees healthy and productive. Prevention is the best medicine. Worksite health promotion programs can have a positive effect on health status, reduce absenteeism, improve productivity, and increase morale. The Overall Goal of Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Task Force is to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthful nutrition in the workplaces. Through healthful eating and regular physical activity the workers of Kauai will reduce burden of disease, reduce health disparities, and increase years of healthy life, and reduce health disparities.


What we're working on

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Kickoff Presentations Project Details

1. Opening Presentation by Melissa Cleveland- Kaiser Permanente

2. HMSA – Raise Your Score presentation

3. UHA – Raise Your Score Presentation

4. Kaiser – Raise Your Score Presentation

Opening Presentation

HMSA presentation

UHA presentation

Kaiser presentation

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Resources Project Details

1. Workforce Health Resource Guide - Get the right tools to keep your employees at their best. A resource from Kaiser Permanente

2. AWESOME ‘Stairwell Point of Decision Prompts’ signage. FREE DOWNLOAD

3. The Movement Circuit

4. University Health Alliance

Kaiser Permanente

FREE Signage!

The Movement Circuit

University Health Alliance

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Project Details

Congratulations and Good Luck to the following companies, agencies and organizations that are participating in Get Fit Kauai’s 9-month Worksite Wellness Challenge 2016.

  1. Costco Wholesale
  2. County of Kauai
  3. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  4. Grove Farm
  5. Ho'ola Lahui Hawaii
  6. IT Kauai
  7. Kauai Coffee Company
  8. Kauai Community College
  9. Kauai Island Utility Cooperation
  10. Kauai Juice Company
  11. Kauai Marriott Resort
  12. Kuhio Medical Clinic
  13. Ohana Home Health
  14. Regency at Puakea
  15. Syngenta
  16. The Cliffs at Princeville
  17. Wilcox Health
  18. YeeCorp Financial
Participant Checklist

One Page Checklist

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Project Details

Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness (WSW) Challenge is a 9-month worksite wellness competition that runs from February – October 2016. Each company listed above completed a survey (scorecard) at the beginning of the challenge and then take the same survey at the end of the challenge. During the 9-month challenge each team will be assigned a coach who will help set healthy goals that reflect policy, systemic and/or built environment changes in the worksite. Survey Topics include:

  • General Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Tobacco Control
  • Stress Reduction

Companies have from February 5th – October 31st, 2016 to work on these changes.

The survey consists of 41 “Yes or No” questions. Each question has a point value and will raise your final score when incorporated. The total number of points will determine which category your workplace will start this challenge. You will take the survey at the beginning and then again at the end of the ‘Challenge’. Your ending survey point total will be compared to your beginning survey point total and the point difference between your beginning and ending score will be your Final Challenge Score.

Scoring Levels:
Platinum = 106-120 points
Gold = 91-105 points
Silver =76-90
Bronze = 60-75 points
Copper = 59 or less points
Mokihana Status = Platinum for 3 years.

Points are based upon: Policy=4, Environment=3, Program=2, Small=1 First place goes to the company that makes the greatest changes in the 9 month period! Stay tuned for monthly Updates!

Step-by-step instructions



Resources for a Healthier Worksite Project Details

Get Fit Kauai - Worksite Wellness Challenge Overview - includes many State & Federal / National Resources.

Fitness & Wellness Facilities and Trainers on Kauai - Listing courtesy of movin’ on 2 wellness LLC.

Great resource from California Department of Public Health

Workforce Health Resource Guide - Get the right tools to keep your employees at their best. A resource from Kaiser Permanente.

WSW Commitment Breakfast Video.

5-minute office stretching guide by Rose.

GET FIT KAUAI Worksite Wellness Challenge 2014 Presentation "The Importance of Worksite Wellness".

2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge Accomplishments Small steps that each company accomplished.

WSW Commitment Breakfast Video



Summaries of Past Events

GFK 2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge Project Details

Congratulations to the following 24 Kauai Companies that participated in the Challenge and took the first steps towards improving or creating a healthier workplace and healthier employees.

2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge Results

Name Improvement Score Rank
Kauai Marriott Resort 53 1st Place
Syngenta 52 2nd Place
The Cliffs at Princeville 46 3rd Place
KaiKini Bikini 40 4th Place
Lawai Beach Resort 40 4th Place
KVMH 39 5th Place
Kauai District Health Office 33 6th Place
Ohana Real Estate Investors 33 6th Place
Puakea Golf Course 32 7th Place
SMMH 31 8th Place
Courtyard Marriott 30 9th Place
KIUC 25 10th Place
KOA Trading Co. 24 11th Place
Kuhio Medical 22 12th Place
KCC 19 13th Place
KONG 14 14th Place
McKenna Recovery Center 9 15th Place
Pyramid Insurance 4 16th Place
Grand Hyatt Kauai 1 17th Place
Bayada Habilitation 0 18th Place
Costco 0 18th Place
HMS Host 0 18th Place
Kauai Independent Food Bank 0 18th Place
Wilcox Memorial Hospital 0 18th Place
Kauai Medical Clinic 0 18th Place
Worksite Wellness Challenge Report
Highlights from the 2012 “On the Road to Wellness” Challenge are: Project Details

Kauai Community College:

  • Implemented a policy change requiring 1 PE Credit to graduate
  • Created a policy for the weight room to be open to all faculty, staff, and students
  • Created a Health and Wellness Committee

Kauai Island Utility Cooperation (KIUC):

  • Subsidized employee gym memberships
  • Offered healthier foods at meetings and in vending machines

Wilcox Hospital:

  • Expanded salad bar selections
  • Vending machines no longer sell snacks, only water and vitamin water
  • Nutrition information for hot meals are being posted
  • Grab-n-Go fruit and vegetable packs are included at the snack bar

On the Road to Wellness on Inspiration TV show on OC 16 Project Details

The “On the Road to Wellness” Worksite Wellness Challenge was featured on the Inspiration TV show on OC 16. Char Ravelo meets up with Bev Brody, the island coordinator for Get Fit Kauai to see how their WSW, On the Road to Wellness program's policy changes are making a difference for the people of Kauai.

Bev on Inspiration TV
Watch Video
On the Road to Wellness 2010 Project Details

The Worksite Wellness Contest, “On the Road to Wellness” involved 7 planning and research meetings held between November 2009 and June 2010. The contest “kicked off” at the 2nd annual Mayor-a-thon on June 26, 2010. The 7 participating agencies/companies focused on making system, policy and/or environmental changes at work. Each team was given an initial questionnaire to determine how “healthy” their place of work is and how many policies they had in place to support a “healthy” place to work. At the end of the 6-month challenge all teams re-took the same questionnaire to see how much they had improved. Extra points were given to policy and system changes implemented involving physical activity and nutrition.

Each team was assigned a coach (a member of the Worksite Wellness Task Force) and together they worked to create policy/system change at the workplace. The 7 teams in alphabetical order:

1. County of Kaua`iGloria Estrella
2. Hawaiian AirlinesMary Williamson
3. Kaua`i Community CollegeCheryl Ann Farrell
4. Kaua`i District Health OfficeAndrea Lincoln
5. Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)Mary Williamson
6. Sheraton Kaua`i ResortKathy Leonard
7. Wilcox Memorial Hospital/Kaua`i Medical ClinicsRose Murtagh
2010 Report
On the Road to Wellness Worksite Wellness Challenge Project Details
Kathy Leonard presenting the 2011 Worksite Wellness Challenge Price to Sheraton Kauai
Kathy Leonard presenting the 2011 Worksite Wellness Challenge Price to Sheraton Kauai

The “On the Road to Wellness” contest is a 6-month worksite wellness competition (July - December 2010) involving 7 companies/agencies. “The GREAT 8” - Seven well known companies/agencies on Kauai engaging in the fit-friendly challenge. The SUPER 7 companies are: Hawaiian Airlines, KIUC, Sheraton Poipu, Wilcox/KMC, County of Kauai, Kauai Community College, Kauai District Health Office. Each company completed a survey, met with a Get Fit Kauai Worksite Wellness Coach and set goals that reflect policy, systemic and/or built environment changes in the worksite. Survey Topics (ACS Workplace Solutions) include:

  • Workplace Policies re: food, physical activity and tobacco use
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Health Tracking
  • Employee Communication

Companies have from July - December 2010 to work on these changes. The company that makes the greatest changes in the 6 month period will be the first to receive the Perpetual Bronze Running Shoe Trophy, Island-wide recognition as one of the healthiest places to work on Kauai and healthier lives. Stay turned for monthly “Super 7 Updates!”

Worksite Challenge

Workplace Solutions

Get Fit Kauai is built on the integration and involvement of community partners. Community partners and volunteers are the key to the successes of this organization.


Leadership Team Member Directory

Bryce Bertoli

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Katheryn Bieker

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Chuck Brady

Kauai Marriott/ SHRM

Melissa Cleveland

Kaiser Permanente

Mary Daubert

County of Kauai, Office of the Mayor

Laura Dillman

Kauai Community College

Jaeda Elvinia

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Cheryl Ann Farrell

Hearts for Kauai

Sheryl Grady


Patricia Griffiths

The Cliffs at Princeville

Kellie Hines


Eva LaBarge

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Rose Murtagh

Wilcox Hosp. /movin' on 2 wellness LLC

Patti Ornellas

American Cancer Society

Valerie Saiki - Co-Chair

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai`i

Karen Silver

KQNG Radio Group

Lori Uyeda

Kauai Marriott Resort