The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments. A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property. This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.
This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.
Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline
Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit. It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.
This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
According to the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces provide:
- Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk as needed throughout the day
- One of more permanent breastfeeding rooms, or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet (other than a toilet stall) that mothers can use for lactation when needed
- A working sink near the breastfeeding location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
- The lactation support (a place to pump and break time) is communicated to all current and future employees
This WellSpot has a breastfeeding friendly policy and provides the above support for nursing mothers.
Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation
Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria. Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.
This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.
Worksite Wellness Program Workplan
This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.
This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.
Promotion of Self-Assessment Tools
WellSpots are asked to promote self-assessment tools that assess an individual's risk for developing prediabetes or heart conditions. These self-assessment tools are critical for detecting signs and symptoms of diabetes or heart conditions in their early stages.
This WellSpot promotes self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees.
Oral Health Program
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children, with more than 40% of children having cavities by the time they enter kindergarten. Early childhood cavities can cause significant pain and lead to oral infection, visible dental decay, destruction and loss of teeth, and damage to permanent teeth. Child care centers can play an important role in the reduction of caries by educating children and their parents on the importance of healthy oral hygiene and/or implementing a tooth brushing program.
This child care center WellSpot meets the Oral Health Implemenation benchmark by following best practice standards for tooth brushing, teacher practices, and education to children and families.
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement best practice nutrition standards into their facilities.
This WellSpot has fully implemented at least 3 nutrition standards at their facility.
Infant and Child Physical Activity
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement best practice physical activity standards into their facilities.
This WellSpot has fully implemented at least 2 physical activity standards at their facility.
Outdoor Play and Learning
Child care center WellSpots are asked to implement best practice outdoor play and learning standards into their facilities.
This WellSpot has fully implemented at least 2 outdoor play and learning standards at their facility.