METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce has been designated a Level Two WellSpot by the Louisiana Department of Health for its commitment to making healthy choices easier. WellSpots are organizations or companies that have made small, sustainable changes toward improving health and wellness.
Well-Ahead Louisiana, the first voluntary designation program of its kind in the state, encourages organizations and individuals to make small healthy lifestyle changes to spaces where Louisiana residents spend most of their time. Well-Ahead was launched in early 2014 and has designated WellSpots in every parish throughout the state.
Jefferson Chamber completed several benchmarks to earn its designation, including:
- Comprehensive tobacco and smoke free policy
- Designation as a breastfeeding friendly workplace
- Adoption of a healthy meeting policy
Well-Ahead Louisiana’s designation includes three levels of WellSpots, Level One, Level Two and Level Three. Level One indicates that the highest number of Well-Ahead benchmarks have been met. WellSpots are asked to implement healthy benchmarks such as a smoke-free or tobacco-free policy, breastfeeding friendly policies, worksite wellness programs, and consistent health messaging.
The healthy practices Jefferson Chamber has implemented through our WellSpot designation help our team make smart choices an easier part of living, working and playing in Louisiana.
For more information on the Well Ahead Louisiana initiative and resources available, please visit www.WellAheadLA.com.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Four-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.