For Employers and Managers

If you are inspired by what you see on this site, or the results described below, please contact us at or (415) 305-3058. The Project ACT team has the bandwith and interest to spread this work to more organizations in 2014-2015.

1-page summary of the Project ACT approach (PDF)

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April, 2014 presentation of our program results and approach to the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast


(1) Preventable chronic disease is a significant drain on California’s economy, resulting in $22 billion a year in medical costs and lost productivity.

(2) Every obese employee costs an average of $1,400 more each year in medical expenses than their healthy-weight counterparts.

(3)  The costs of presenteeism – people being “at work, but out of it” outweighs direct medical costs and disability by at least 2:1.

(4)  Implementing a workforce health program has been shown to reduce absenteeism by as much as 28 percent.

(5) Recent review research suggests that wellness programs are a good investment. When done in a thorough, comprehensive format, they pay back at a 6 to 1 return on investment. For every $1 dollar invested, an employer can anticipate a $3.27 drop in medical costs and $2.73 cents in reduced absenteeism.

Are You the Big Boss?

A healthy workplace has to begin with solid leadership. Yet a successful workplace wellness program must empower and support grassroots changes.

5 Pillars of a Healthy Workplace
  1. Senior Leadership Creates the Vision
  2. Operations leadership aligns the environment with the vision
  3. Self-leadership creates personal health and performance environment
  4. Positive actions are rewarded to ensure sustainability
  5. Quality assurance measures progress toward a champion organization

You’ve got to surround your people with the environment and tools to be successful. Just information, or just new policies, or just money, won’t do it alone.



On this site we have collected a whole suite of guidebooks, best practices, and tools for executives and HR to begin or expand your journey toward being a healthy place to work.

Video Example — Marin County Develops Wellness Program

Resource Library

Visit the Resource Library for a robust collection of our experiences and tools for rolling out and maintaining a great wellness program.


Are You a Manager or Supervisor?

There is quite a bit you can do for your team to model, instigate, and support healthy lifestyle choices.
Visit this section of the site specifically designed for managers.