Welcome to Our Refreshed Updates eNewsletter
We heard you! Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent Updates survey. Our September issue reflects your input with new sections and interactive content that we hope will make Updates a more engaging, relevant and beneficial publication for our readers. Check out this issue and we welcome your feedback!
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WWCMA Announcements

In Case You Missed It…
WWCMA August 25 Webinar Recap
Employers often put significant resources and energy into traditional wellness programs expecting to see positive results. Yet, programs alone often show little impact. Our August 25 webinar, "Traditional Wellness Programs Create Expectation Gaps for Employers," explored the missing elements of worksite wellness programs, participation strategies, and the organizational and leadership support needed to make these strategies succeed.
This highly informative webinar shared current challenges faced by organizations, practices that work well (and some that don’t), as well as various insights and perspectives from each panelist.
WorkWell MA Awards
2022 WorkWell MA Awards
Winners Announced in October!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the Worksite Wellness Council of MA 2022 WorkWell MA Awards, powered by Healthiest Employers. Our partnership with Healthiest Employers helps us accomplish our mutual goal of recognizing employers committed to taking a proactive approach to the health and well-being of their workforce.

The deadline for this year’s submissions has passed. Our 2022 WorkWell MA Award recipients will be announced in October! All entrants will be notified of their award status by email. Watch for an email from and be sure to mark this address as safe (to keep it out of your spam folder). Good luck to everyone!

Our 2022 WorkWell Award recipients will receive their plaques at our December celebration event. All are invited to attend.
Watch for our Save-the-Date…coming soon!
Are you one of the healthiest workplaces in New England?
We look forward to receiving your nomination for the 2023 WorkWell MA Awards, powered by Healthiest Employers.
Details for application dates coming soon!
Two Memberships for the Price of One!
DUAL Membership with WWCMA and the National Wellness Institute (NWI)
Expand your network, knowledge and resources as a member of both WWCMA and NWI! WWCMA members receive even greater value through our partnership with the National Wellness Institute (NWI). Your DUAL membership includes access to exceptional local and national educational resources and events from WWCMA and NWI, an international wellness leader! Additional benefits from NWI include:
  • Membership discounts on available NWI courses and events
  • Access to NWI’s LinkedWELL online community, including a private WWCMA Group within LinkedWELL (coming soon!)
  • Free tools and resources available only to members
Are You a Strong Leader? An Energetic Team Player?
WWCMA has Board and Committee Volunteer Opportunities for YOU!
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts proudly serves as the premier community for workplace well-being in Massachusetts. At WWCMA, those with a passion for creating healthy workplace environments can volunteer their time and talent to help empower employers to promote positive, health-minded workplace cultures.
Volunteering with WWCMA is a great opportunity to refine your leadership skills, contribute to a team, network with other professionals in our field, and make a difference by advocating for employers to positively impact employee well-being.
Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Please complete our Volunteer Application, and send your resume along with any questions to

Industry News & Trends

A study of 18 award-winning wellness programs suggests that following six best practices can help employers achieve better employee outcomes and bottom-line returns. The special report shows how employers can re-envision wellness programs from stand-alone programs to strategic business initiatives.

Sponsored by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)

Young professionals are prioritizing work-life balance more than ever, and leaders need to take note. Videos about the phrase “quiet quitting” are generating millions of views on TikTok. However, quiet quitting isn’t about leaving your company or avoiding work. Instead, it is about setting firm boundaries to pursue a meaningful life outside of work.
Source: Virgin Pulse, August 19, 2022
More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace looks very different than it did before many businesses were forced to shut down or adjust their practices. Facing the stress of isolation, fears of the virus, and an overwhelming news cycle, it appears many workplace leaders have realized the need to address mental health concerns among their staff. In the American Psychological Association’s 2022 Work and Well-being Survey, 81% of U.S. workers say they will be looking for workplaces that support mental health when seeking future job opportunities.
Source: American Psychological Association, 2022
The National Wellness Institute (NWI) recently released the findings of a study assessing the Wellness Promotion Competency Model, a model composed of five domains and 27 individual competencies. This model demonstrates the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be competent as a wellness practitioner. The 27 competencies are useful for passing the Certified Wellness Practitioner Exam (CWP) exam and for assessing a wellness professional’s ability to create and maintain a wellness initiative and be effective as a wellness practitioner.
Authored by 38 attendees of the 2021 WELL Leader Connect Event.

A Healthy YOU!

September is National Recovery Month
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) observes National Recovery Month every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices. SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery.
The impacts of alcohol and drug misuse on the workplace are many…

Share Your Insights

Employee Experience and Well-being Survey

Executive Networks, the global leader in building trusted, peer-knowledge exchange networks, is partnering with Fount-EX and TaskHuman to support leaders in improving the well-being of their workforce. In this survey both wellness and well-being are explored. While wellness is more focused on physical health, well-being emphasizes mental and emotional health. You’re invited to share your experiences and insights to help create new, innovative and actionable well-being solutions.

Learn From the Experts

Hilary Glynn, Wellness Program Manager
Eversource, 2021 WorkWell MA Award Winner

Welcome to our new “Learn from the Experts” section!
Each month we will spotlight organizations and individuals who are changing the narrative around workplace well-being. Our intention is to share real time insights and practical strategies from diverse thought leaders to spark new ideas you can put into action in your workplace.

Mark Your Calendar!

Live Sessions over Zoom: November 3 & 10
Register by 11/2/22
November 7 – December 18
Register by 11/7/22
December 2022 WorkWell MA Awards Celebration
Watch for a Save-the-Date coming soon!
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