Small Starts @ Work

Free help for getting healthier together(and recognition you can brag about, too)

Small Starts @ Work is an interactive wellness toolkit full of tips, ideas, and actions to help employees get healthier and help your business get recognized as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace.

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How does it work?

Small Starts @ Work makes it easy to become a healthier place to work, track your progress toward your goals, and earn recognition as an organization that cares about Tennessee's health. And it doesn't cost a thing -- just your commitment to making this a healthier state. Learn more about membership

  • Actions

    Check out our big list of Small Starts @ Work: easy, low-cost ways to inspire, encourage, and support healthy choices in the workplace.

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  • Tips

    Find free resources, new ideas, and custom support materials to help engage your team in a workplace wellness program they'll take ownership in.

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  • Rewards

    Use our Small Starts @ Work toolkit to earn recognition as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace.

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A Healthier Tennessee Workplace is Good for Business

Your employees are your greatest investment—and their health and wellness is essential to your company's success. Small Starts @ Work helps you give—and get—the benefits of a healthier workplace.

  • Recruit and
    Retain Employees

    Build your reputation as a great place to work, in the eyes of your employees and your company's future leaders and innovators.

  • Reduce
    Healthcare Costs

    Healthy employees have fewer insurance claims and medical costs. So over time, healthier employees cost less to cover, which is good for your company's health, too.

  • Reduce

    Encourage your employees to take care of themselves and they'll be less likely to get sick or injured, and less likely to miss work due to illness.

  • Increase

    Reduced stress, increased energy, and a sense of camaraderie and loyalty are more than benefits to your workers—they're key ingredients to a more productive workforce.

A Healthier Tennessee Workplace is Good for People

Even the healthiest employee deals with health risks caused by habit, history, or heredity. Small Starts @ Work helps your workforce live healthier, feel better, and reduce the risk of serious health issues down the road.

  • Reach Health Goals

    From weight loss to quitting smoking, Small Starts @ Work helps encourage your employees to take charge of their health.

  • Improved Quality of Life

    Healthier habits mean more energy, reduced stress, and feeling better in general, at work and at home.

  • Pumped-Up Morale

    When your staff gets healthier together, they help build a work culture where people support each other and hold each other accountable—celebrating each other's successes, personally and professionally.

  • Health and wellness is an essential part of the Radio Systems culture. We have developed our wellness program, "Built to Last", over time and there's no doubt it has been a great investment for our company.
  • We've found that you don't have to spend a lot of money to drive healthy behavior changes. Our CEO is a strong supporter and our wellness team regularly creates fun group challenges that encourage many of our employees to participate.
  • Fitness initiatives in the workplace provide many benefits to our organization including stress relief during tax season, accountability, and building team morale.

Hear from Tennesseans who have foundsuccess in wellness

  • Employee Perspectives

    Employees are happier and more satisfied when they are enabled and encouraged to make healthier choices at work.

  • Creating a Culture of Wellness

    Workplace wellness creates value because it helps an organization's most treasured asset – its people – live and work better.

We're in a health crisis, ranked among the unhealthiest states in the nation. And we believe we can do better—much better. We know that healthy habits can be as contagious as unhealthy ones, and for every company and every community that gets healthier together, we're moving closer to better health for all of us.

Healthier Economy

States with a good health reputation attract new businesses, spur investment, and ultimately inspire all residents to make their state the best it can be.

Reduced Healthcare Costs

As our healthcare system continues to evolve, one thing will always be true: being healthier together saves money on healthcare for all of us.

Official Healthier Tennessee Workplaces

Workplaces all across the state have already made Small Starts @ Work a part of their culture. Whether small or large, each organization is helping Tennessee get to a healthier state. See the hundreds of businesses already recognized as Healthier Tennessee Workplaces and join them by signing up your workplace today.


  • Tennessee Department of Health West Regional Office

  • YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South

  • Obion County Schools

  • TN Extension Macon

  • Grainger County Health Department

  • Blount County Health Dept

  • UT Extension Polk County

  • Giles County Health Department

  • eDoc4U

  • Roane County Health Department

  • YMCA of Dyer County

  • Universal Contractors

  • Memphis Jewish Community Center

  • Reelfoot Rural Ministries

  • Obion County Chamber of Commerce

  • black oak elementary

  • Security Bank

  • Monroe County Health Council

  • Discovery Park of America

  • 5 Seasons Mens Shop

  • UJump

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City

  • Bedford County Health Department

  • Gatlinburg Recreation Department

  • West TN Regional Health Office

  • TN Extension - Moore

  • Dyer County Health Department

  • Gibson County Health Department- Trenton

  • Gibson County Health Department- Milan

  • Gibson County Health Department- Humboldt

  • Lake County Health Department

  • JD Distributors, Inc.

  • UT Extension Gibson County

  • Decatur County Health Department

  • Benton County Health Department

  • Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes

  • Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes

  • Sevier County Public Library System

  • Barnes Farms

  • Hoopers Repairs

  • Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce

  • Kingsport Chamber of Commerce

  • Sumner Regional Medical Center

  • Hardin County Health Department

  • Thirty-one Gifts

  • Volunteer State Community College

  • Obion County Health Department


  • Henry Horton State Park

  • Sumner County Health Department (Hendersonville)

  • Cumberland Marketing, LLC

  • Tennessee Extension- Warren County

  • TNExtension-Giles

  • Indian Path Medical Center

  • UT/TSU Extension Marion County

  • Carter County Mayor's Office

  • UT Extension Hancock

  • Morgan County Health Department

  • Marshall County Health Department

  • Forge Cinemas

  • Children and Family Services, Inc

  • Premier Pharmacy

  • Stewart County Community Medical Center

  • houston County Health Department

  • TN Extension-Union County

  • Stewart County Election Commission

  • Smith Trahern Mansion

  • Bledsoe County Schools

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities

  • TN Extension Bradley County


  • Eastman Chemical Company

  • LifePoint Hospitals Hospital Support Center

  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of TN

  • Rutherford County Health Department

  • Laughlin Memorial Hospital

  • Memphis Business Group on Health

  • Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office

  • State of Tennessee

  • Cigna

  • Knox County Health Department

  • JD Metals

  • BAE Systems

  • West Tennessee Healthcare

  • Walgreens

  • United Ways of Tennessee

  • American Heart Association - Greater Nashville Area

  • Williamson County Government

  • YMCA of East Tennessee

  • LeConte Companies

  • Sullivan County Regional Health Department

  • Shelby County Government

  • Leadership Tennessee

  • Church Health Center

  • Amerigroup of Tennessee

  • Healthways

  • NourishWise

  • UT Extension - Sumner County

  • Mountain States Health Alliance

  • United Way of Greater Chattanooga

  • Onlife Health, Inc.

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Southern Adventist University

  • Ring Companies

  • Volkswagen Chattanooga

  • United Way of the Midsouth

  • City of Chattanooga

  • Vanderbilt

  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center

  • Nissan North America, Inc.

  • Mercer

  • Wellmont Health System

  • Hancock County Health Department

  • Keep Tennessee Beautiful

  • Takoma Regional Hospital

  • Tennessee Cancer Specialists

  • Lipscomb University

  • TN Extension-Coffee County

  • Montgomery County Health Department

  • Clinton Utilities Board

  • Greater Kingsport Family YMCA

  • Corrections Corporation of America

  • Greene County Health Department

  • Southern Champion Tray

  • Jackson Madison County Schools

  • Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Office

  • Carter & Johnson County Health Departments

  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Wellness and Aquatics Complex

  • K-VA-T Food Stores /Food City

  • UCOR

  • SCHD Gallatin Clinic

  • Jarden Consumer Solutions

  • Sevier County Electric System

  • Scripps Networks Interactive

  • City of Hendersonville

  • North American Credit Services, Inc.

  • Common Table Health Alliance

  • Henry County Medical Center

  • Healthy Choices Wellness

  • Assisi Foundation of Memphis

  • The Rogersville Office of the Hawkins County Health Department

  • Pancoast Benefits

  • UT Extension, Smith County

  • Unicoi County Health Department

  • RockTenn Company

  • Macon County General Hospital

  • TN Extension Weakley County

  • Aging Commission

  • Hawkins County Health Department

  • TN Extension Roane County

  • Tipton County Health Department

  • First State Bank

  • Franklin Synergy Bank

  • United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties

  • Hamilton County Government

  • Alcoa Howmet - Morristown

  • Anderson Early Childhood Center

  • Sunny Hill Innovative Learning Center

  • U.S. Xpress Enterprises

  • Alcoa Inc

  • Haywood Elementary School

  • Advantage Roofing

  • Bussell's Berries

  • United Way of Williamson County

  • Tennessee Contract Carriers, Inc.

  • Smith County Chamber of Commerce

  • Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • East Side Intermediate School - Haywood County Schols

  • Tennessee Extension Putnam County

  • Alcoa, Inc- TN Operations

  • Bledsoe County HD

  • Bradley County HD

  • Bath Fitter Manufacturing Inc.

  • New Memphis

  • Franklin County HD

  • Grundy County HD

  • Dickson County Health Dpt

  • McMinn County HD

  • Humphreys County Health Dpt

  • Marion County HD

  • Meigs County HD

  • Polk Benton County HD

  • Southeast Region Department of Health

  • Polk Copper Basin County HD

  • Rhea County HD

  • Sequatchie County HD

  • UT Extension of Campbell County

  • Lauderdale County Health Department

  • Wilson County Health Department

  • Trousdale County Health Department

  • TN. Extension McMinn

  • United Way of Greater Kingsport

  • Washington County-Johnson City Health Department

  • Rutherford County Government

  • Cheatham County Health Department

  • Robertson County Health Department

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