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Iowa State helps businesses improve employee health, wellness

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Extension specialists from the College of Human Sciences are working with CIRAS to improve the health and wellness of workers throughout the state, which in turn increases productivity and improves companies’ bottom line.

They’ve gone into three manufacturing companies -- The Graphic Edge in Carroll, Timberline Manufacturing Inc. in Marion and Rosenboom Machine & Tool in Sheldon -- to do free health risk assessments for 180 workers. The worksite wellness efforts include six months of intervention at the business, with follow-up after another six months to see what changes really stick.

This article appeared in May 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter