Phoenix – The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) held its annual awards event on Wednesday, May 1 at Phoenix College, recognizing 141 businesses from across the state for excellence in worksite wellness program strategies.
“I want to congratulate and thank all of the winners for creating healthy worksites across Arizona,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “The more workplaces that implement policies that improve the overall health of their staff means Arizona will be a healthier community, more competitive workforce, higher performing businesses, and a thriving economy.”
Wayne Tormala, bureau chief of Tobacco and Chronic Disease at ADHS, and Sherry Haskins, HAWP Program Manager, were on hand to address employers and thank them for their commitment to employee health and wellness. Below is a list of award winners.
Employers also had the opportunity to learn more about building a resilient workforce from Dr. Nancy Spangler, who has developed workplace health and organizational change strategies for 30 years, with an emphasis on mental health, well-being, resilience, and thriving. This topic coincides with recent changes to the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard, which will include new modules encompassing mental health and substance misuse.
To date, hundreds of corporations, healthcare organizations, public agencies, and educational institutions have used the CDC Workplace Health Scorecard as part of HAWP’s evidenced-based worksite wellness program. HAWP will begin using the updated scorecard at the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1.
“The scorecard helps businesses benchmark their own success annually and compare scores with companies of comparable size,” Haskins said. “The changes to the scorecard reflect current health priorities and the best available evidence to help employers stay responsive to issues and equip them with the tools needed to improve employee health and wellbeing. We’re excited to support our HAWP employers in this next phase so they can achieve their worksite wellness goals.”
At the event, employers were recognized by HAWP in four distinct categories depending on the tangible steps taken to improve the health and well-being of their worksites. This criteria can be found on the HAWP website at HealthyAZWorksites.org.
In addition to the annual awards recognition, the HAWP provides guidance to create a healthy workplace culture and tools proven to improve employee health and wellness, free of charge. The next HAWP 101 training is scheduled for June 14. All interested employers can register at HealthyAZWorksites.org.
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Its mission is to help employers learn how to successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses.
2019 Healthy Arizona Worksites Award Winners
American Leadership Academy
Amphitheater Public Schools
Arizona Alliance for Community Health
Chinle Health Promotion/Wellness Center
Civitan Foundation, Inc.
Creative Business Resources
EAGLE College Prep South Mountain
Fishkind Bakewell Maltzman Hunter Eye Care
Prescott Unified School District #1
Profile by Sanford
RL Jones Insurance Services, Inc
Sierra Vista Unified School District #68
Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Town of Springerville
A New Leaf
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
AEA Federal Credit Union
Arizona Multihousing Association
Avondale Elementary School District #44
Cambridge Benefit Solutions
Canyon Vista Medical Center
Cartwright School District
Central Arizona Project
City of San Luis
Crisis Response Network
Empowerment Systems, Inc.
Greater Phoenix Chamber
HACI Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
O. Combs Unified School District #44
Madison School District
Premier Hospice & Home Health
UMOM New Day Centers
Amkor Technology, Inc
Arizona Complete Health
Arizona Shower Door
Arizona Western College
Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University
City of Avondale
City of Douglas
City of Glendale
City of Nogales
City of Scottsdale
City of Tucson
COPE Community Services, Inc.
Crane Elementary School District #13
Delta Dental of Arizona
Erin P. Collins & Associates, Inc.
Fennemore Craig, PC
Glendale Elementary School District
Glendale Union High School
Graham County Board of Supervisors
Henderson Engineers Inc.
La Paz County
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Maricopa Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Nucor Steel Kingman, LLC
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
Pima Federal Credit Union
Premier Risk Management
Robson Communities, Inc.
Salt River Project
Santa Cruz County
Scientific Technologies Corporation
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Southwest Human Development
Tempe Elementary School District No. 3
The Be Kind People Project
Tolleson Elementary School District #17
Town of Oro Valley
Town of Queen Creek
University of Arizona
Yavapai County Community Health Service
Alhambra Elementary School District
Arizona Department of Administration
Arizona Department of Health Services
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Chicanos Por La Causa
Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.
City of Chandler
City of Goodyear
City of Mesa
City of Peoria
City of Phoenix
City of Yuma Employee Wellness Ambassadors
El Rio Health, Inc.
Horizon Honors Schools
JP Griffin Group
Lovitt & Touché
Luke Air Force Base
Mountain Park Health Center
Peoria Unified School District
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Pima Community College
Pima County Health Department
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Sandra Day O’Connor High School Student Wellness Advocacy Team
Town of Gilbert
Town of Prescott Valley
Village Health Clubs & Spas
West-MEC | Western Maricopa Education Center
Yuma Regional Medical Center