Another community that benefits from healthy members is your workplace. What would be the talk around the water cooler if all employees were provided a free vitamin D test kit and asked to participate?
What was your level?
Did it hurt when you pricked your finger?
Did you watch the GrassrootsHealth videos on sunlight?
How much do you need to raise your level by?
How are you going to do it?
Want to go for a walk at lunch and get some sun?
Which supplement did you buy?
A year later... in an executive meeting...
I can't believe absenteeism is down!
Our employees are connecting through their daily lunch walks.
I had several employees thank me personally for providing that vitamin D test.
Did you see that report from GrassrootsHealth - before and after numbers?
How does it work?
Screening can be a company-wide initiative. Since vitamin D deficiency allows people to be more susceptible to colds/flu, low energy and depression, raising vitamin D levels can lead to greater office productivity!
This low-cost/high yield health and wellness initiative could be done in stages, depending on the size of the company. The cost per test is $65. We recommend a tiered approach, whereby they pay $975 per month to test 15 employees at a time. Every employee would be tested and we would provide vitamin D education materials so all employees could understand the benefits of raising their levels to the optimal range (40-60 ng/ml). We would also provide a report to management of the (de-identified) levels within their company.
Over time, it can take about 2 months to raise a level, the company would see the benefits of a workforce with higher vitamin D levels. The company could even opt to test again in 6 months and run a contest for the biggest change or the person who most closely estimates their new level.
If you know an employer in your community who would be willing to participate please give their contact information to Susan