Scientific, Evidenced-Based Instrument Rates, Recognizes Workplace Health Programs and Workforce Heart Health
CHICAGO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2020
The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced this week, and CHC Wellbeing achieved national Gold Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. CHC is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 35% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 29% silver and 25% bronze.
CHC is a family-owned, mission-centered, people-first company that is committed to doing good while doing well. The organization has been helping employers and individuals thrive for two decades by offering a full spectrum of support across physical, emotional, social and financial wellbeing. The company was also a Gold recipient for the 2019 Index.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
“We work hard for our clients, and our local community, to empower healthier, happier, more productive organizations, individuals and families. To be successful in achieving our mission, we must also care well for our own colleagues,” said Ramki Ramanarayanan, CEO of CHC Wellbeing. “It’s an honor to be recognized again this year as a Gold Level company. We are committed to creating a world-class culture where wellbeing is always prioritized, and we use this Index as one way of measuring our progress toward this purpose.”
A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life’s Simple 7
,the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7
includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
About CHC Wellbeing
CHC Wellbeing goes beyond wellness to true potential, helping individuals excel in every facet of their lives: physically, emotionally, socially and financially. With a proven track record of serving over a thousand clients, our evidence-based wellbeing strategies reduce costs, improve productivity and nurture an environment where people do their best work. Learn how you can reach your true potential by visiting http://www.chcw.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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