H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
PROCLAIMING JANUARY 18, 2000, TO BE "RHODE ISLAND WORKSITE WELLNESS DAY"
WHEREAS, The Worksite Wellness Council of RI is dedicated to improving the health and safety of working Rhode Islanders by promoting and supporting health worksites; and
WHEREAS, Worksite wellness programs lower healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, reduce Workers' Compensation and disability management costs, minimize injuries and increase morale and company loyalty; and
WHEREAS, The Worksite Wellness Council of RI wants Rhode Island to become the first "Well State" as designated by the Wellness Councils of America; and
WHEREAS, The Worksite Wellness Council of RI and the Wellness Council of America work together and are sponsoring an informational breakfast for leaders of business, industry, organized labor, health care, public health, and education; and
WHEREAS, The Breakfast serves as the "kick-off" event for Rhode Island's "Well State" campaign and features Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., President, Moorhouse School of Medicine and former US Secretary of Health and Human Services as the guest speaker; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives hereby declares January 18, 2000, to be "Rhode Island Worksite Wellness Day"; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island.