Manatee County Government earns Healthy Business Leader certification

  • Mar 30, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 30, 2017) – Manatee County Government has been recognized as a Certified Healthy Business Partner by Health Links, a nonprofit initiative at the University of Colorado School of Public Health.

 Each year Health Links recognizes businesses for their excellence in workplace health and safety. Health Links assesses businesses via an online assessment tool that benchmarks their health and safety efforts.

As a Certified Healthy Business Leader, Manatee County Government has been recognized for holding manager and supervisors accountable for supporting health and safety, integrating health and safety efforts, actively preventing workplace injuries, and extending health and safety services to employee spouses, domestic partners, dependents, and the greater community.
This certification is validation that Manatee County Government is setting the standard for health and safety practices within the community.
 “We are excited about being recognized by Health Links as a Healthy Business Leader,” said Kim Stroud, Division Manager, Employee Wellness and Health Benefits. “This continues to validate the efforts that happen every day at Manatee County Government to create programs and opportunities for employees and their family members to achieve their highest level of well-being. These programs not only benefit the employees of Manatee County Government, but are also used as a recruitment tool to capture new talent to serve our community, and ultimately benefit tax payers by controlling healthcare costs.”
To learn more about what Manatee County Government is doing for worksite wellness, read the interview conducted by Health Links here:
For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.

Health Links™ is a nonprofit initiative from the Center for Health, Work and Environment within the Colorado School of Public Health. Health Links™ is made possible through a start-up grant from Pinnacol Assurance and funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Hollis Family Trust. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Haan, at