Deadline is Friday, February 25

Available data states the average person in the U.S. spends 90,000 hours in the workplace during their lifetime. With a significant amount of time spent working, worksite wellness programs are an important component to improving the health of a community.

As a part of KCHD’s worksite wellness community initiative, KCHD facilitates the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable (ETWR). ETWR is a member-based collaboration of HR/worksite wellness employees representing various local employers. They all have the common goal to cultivate healthier worksites.

“Local businesses are already doing the groundwork to promote employee wellness, and the ETWR has the honor of partnering with them to support new programs or expand on existing ones,” said KCHD Nutritionist and ETWR Chair Kaela McIver. “Since 2017, ETWR has recognized 40 worksites for their wellness efforts.”

Each year, the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable (ETWR) awards bronze, gold or platinum status to businesses that prioritize employee wellbeing. Through this recognition program, worksites can also apply to receive wellness resources, such as fitness equipment, supplies to build a worksite garden or lactation room, employee bike racks, custom walking route signage, and much more. To see a complete list of resources that worksites can request, click here.

Worksites of any size or stage of wellness program development are invited to apply. Visit to learn more, or complete the application hereThe application is open through February 25, 2022.  

If you have questions about the application, please contact or call 865-215-5297.