The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health and well-being for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. The University of Alabama achieved national Bronze recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. UA was one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment in 2021.
The American Heart Association named The University of Alabama campus a Gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite for creating physical activity programs within the workplace, providing and increasing healthy eating options at the worksite and promoting a wellness culture.
The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness received this award on the University’s behalf in 2015 for recognition of a company that lead in the development and implementation of an innovative and effective program that promotes physical activity in the workplace.