ATLANTA, GA – On Friday, September 23, Meadowood received the Spirit of Work@Health®: Most Improved Award during the inaugural Work@Health® Conference co-hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASHLIN Management Group.
The Spirit of Work@Health®: Most Improved Award is given to employers who have demonstrated remarkable progress around their worksite health promotion programs, from the start of their involvement in Work@Health® to today.
Work@Health® is an employer-based training program designed to improve the organizational health of participating employers and certified trainers, with an emphasis on strategies to reduce chronic disease and injury risk to employees while improving overall worker productivity.
Meadowood’s Work@Health® experience began in July 2014 when Jim Mangol, Director of Fitness and Wellness at Meadowood, completed the initial training. Over the next two years, Meadowood invested 140 hours, actively participating in the Core, Technical Assistance, and Advanced Technical Assistance trainings. The Work@Health® program informed and inspired Meadowood’s commitment to designing a comprehensive worksite wellness program, a 3-5 year strategic plan, and a partnership with a third-party wellness provider, Attentive Health.
The Work@Health® recognition component is designed to encourage ongoing engagement among employers and to bridge the program and external recognition/accreditation opportunities.
Overall, 14 awards were given in eight categories. Those who received recognition at this year’s conference are trainers and employers, large and small, from across the U.S. In addition to an awards ceremony, the event focused on the overall value of Work@Health® as well as the CDC’s vision for the future of workplace health promotion; and a keynote presentation on the Value of workplace health promotion by Dr. Ron Goetzel, from Truven Health Analytics.
About Work@Health: Work@Health® is a comprehensive worksite training program that supports employers of various sizes, industry sectors, and geographic areas. The program helps employers develop the skills needed to build or enhance a worksite health program through training and on-going assistance.
ASHLIN Management Group implements the Work@Health® program on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ASHLIN is responsible for building a thriving Work@Health® community through development and delivery of training programs, outreach and recruitment of employers, certifying Work@Health® trainers, and ongoing coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance.
CDC Work@Health® is an employer-based training program. The ultimate aim of the program is to improve the organizational health of participating employers, with an emphasis on chronic disease and injury risk to employees and an eye to improving overall worker productivity.