Healthy St. Joseph


Healthy St. Joseph is promoting the wellbeing of the entire region—including Missouri and Kansas — at a time when national health rankings show a decline in the overall health of citizens.

It is our goal for this regional health and wellness certification program to recognize area organizations for innovation and excellence in promoting a culture of health in the workplace.



In an effort to make St. Joseph one of the healthiest cities around, The St. Joseph Chamber is launching a health and wellness initiative, Healthy St. Joseph. Healthy St. Joseph is designed to bring leaders from area businesses, health care organizations, government, nonprofits, and foundations together to plan, research and dialogue about how to create a healthy workplace and community. The St. Joseph Chamber recognizes healthy employees are better employees. Secondly, we are dedicated to making St. Joseph the best it can be. We know that people and businesses are attracted to strong, healthy communities.

Together we will find real solutions that help shape individual, organizational and environmental health change through a collaborative, community-wide, public and private partnership. It is our vision to create a culture of health and wellness among individuals and businesses in the community by encouraging employers to strive for the highest Healthy St. Joseph certification.


Certification Process

Simply fill out the Healthy St. Joseph Workplace Wellness application answering questions about your company’s policies on the four pillars of health:

  •   Nutrition
  •   Physical Activity
  •   Tobacco Cessation
  •   Work-Life Integration

Companies will obtain a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Honorable Mention certification upon completion of their application and will be recognized in the Spring of 2017. Applications are open for every company, big or small. If your wellness program isn’t where you want it to be, we will help you get there.

Sponsored in part by Healthy Partnerships (a partnership of Heartland Foundation, Mosaic Life Care, and North Kansas City Hospital).



2016 Healthy St. Joseph Steering Committee

  • Sue White, YMCA Chair
  • Ric Smith, Lifeline Foods
  • Nikki Conroy, Altec
  • Gregg Roberts, Hillyard
  • Carrie Adams, Hillyard
  • Sandra Pettit Webber, Heartland Foundation
  • Sally Sanders, Missouri Western State University
  • Mary Nacrelli, BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Nancy Taylor, City of St. Joseph


Sponsors and Partners

  • Presenting: Mosaic Business Solutions
  • Platinum: Altec Industries, inc.
  • Gold: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Silver: Hy-Vee Food Stores
  • Bronze: Cutting Edge Supplements, The Hearing Connection
  • Partners: YMCA, City of St. Joseph, Healthy Partnerships (Heartland Foundation, Mosaic Life Care, and North Kansas City Hospital)



Kristie Arthur
Workforce Development
816-364-4113 or