Building a culture of health at any organization can be challenging, but developing a supportive workplace not only stunts escalating health care costs, positive tactics engage employees and guide them to make healthy decisions. A health director from Dow Chemical shared how leadership buy-in and individual accountability thrust her company toward a healthy culture in a webinar presentation yesterday by the Change Agent Workgroup (CAWG) and facilitated by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

"[The health outreach] has to be real," Dr Catherine Baase, global director of health services, The Dow Chemical Company, explained. She said that every initiative needs integrity. "If it's just words on a page, the program isn't delivering value to people."

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