November 7, 2015
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
School systems employ more than 4% of the U.S. workforce, totaling more than 6.7 million people. Although addressing the well-being of schoolchildren is a major concern among health and education agencies, the nation historically underemphasizes efforts to maintain and improve the health of those caring for schoolchildren. Many private companies have instituted worksite health promotion programs to improve the health and productivity of their workers and reduce healthcare costs. Few school systems across the country, however, have established employee wellness programs.