Employers of every size, and in every sector, are competing to win the talent race to attract and retain top talent. Young children are in a race of their own, the complex demands of the modern workplace are constantly competing for a parent's attention. Family-friendly workplace policies and practices allow working parents to be engaged and effective caregivers. Many strategies address the significant cost of employee turnover and workplace stress and distraction. Colorado's Family-Friendly Workplace Initiative is a 2Gen project, meaning that it supports the workforce of today and the workforce of tomorrow. It features research-informed tools and resources highlighting up-to-date examples of employer best practices.

Family-Friendly Workplace Assessment (FF+)
  1. REVIEW the assessment before getting started to ensure you have all relevant information (see below)
  2. REGISTER at Health Links (Colorado School of Public Health) to create your user profile*
  3. COMPLETE the online assessment to receive your individualized Family-Friendly Workplace Impact Card
*After registering with Health Links, if you do not receive a confirmation message within a few minutes, check your "junk" email folder in case the confirmation got delivered there instead...


Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit 

Developed in partnership with Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), this Toolkit provides the most up-to-date information available on family-friendly workplace policies and practices. It is available in print and online and includes examples of employer best practices to support working families. The Toolkit is divided into 4 sections: Getting Started; Core Benefits; Need Statement; and, Resource Guide.