Located in Omaha, NE, WELCOA was founded over two decades ago as a resource for the nation's employers to turn to for building and sustaining results-oriented worksite wellness programs.
WELCOA is fortunate to have Stephen LaCagnin (Chairman) and Steve Martin (Vice Chairman) lead some of the best and brightest minds in business and health on our National Board of Directors.
Currently WELCOA services over 3,200 members nationwide—these members represent all types of organizations from large to small to government to Fortune 10.
WELCOA has developed the Seven Benchmarks of Success (7 C's)—a copyrighted and trademarked process where organizations can learn to build and sustain results-oriented worksite wellness programs.
Member organizations are encouraged to participate in the Seven C's process and when ready, apply for a Well Workplace Designation. These designations are good for three years, and to date, more than 700 corporations, healthcare systems, public agencies, and educational institutions—employing over 2.25 million people—have met this rigid worksite wellness criteria.
To date, thousands of worksite wellness practitioners and business leaders have completed Well Workplace University and have been certified as WELCOA Well Workplace practitioners.
A National Panel of Advisors constituting 69 of the best health and wellness practitioners nationally help WELCOA to keep its finger on the pulse of worksite wellness in the United States.
WELCOA is one of the largest publishers of health and wellness information in the country. In fact, WELCOA distributes:
Nearly 3,000,000 copies of The Well Workplace healthletter to over 1,100 organizations annually;
Close to 2,000,000 copies of 60+ titles of Health and Wellness brochures on an annual basis;
Approximately 150,000 copies of our Lifestyle Management guides each year;
260,000 copies of our Self-Care guide entitled: Self-Care Essentials: A Simple Guide to Managing Your Health Care and Living Well
In addition to our own publications, WELCOA has partnered with Dr. Steve Aldana to distribute his two books—The Culprit and the Cure and the Stop & Go Fast Food Guide. These books have been very well received by our constituents. We are currently in our sixth reprint of The Culprit and the Cure (over 70,000 copies to date) and our fifth reprint of the Stop & Go Fast Food Guide (over 150,000 copies to date).
WELCOA also fulfills its mission by providing quality health and wellness information on our public website—at no cost. Last year we had over 1,100,000 unique sessions on www.welcoa.org and 550,000 downloads of papers, interviews, PowerPoint presentations, etc. We are currently on track to surpass these numbers this year. For information regarding WELCOA—s Form 990 please visit www.guidestar.org. Copies of WELCOA—s governing documents are also available upon request. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you should require additional information.