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, a global force for healthier lives for all, has awarded the University of Alabama national Silver level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2023 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™.
The Scorecard brings together the latest research and insights from industry experts to help business leaders build a science-backed, employee-centric culture of health and well-being. The tool allows employers to evaluate how their policies and procedures compare to leading best practices in areas such as mental health support, addressing burnout, financial well-being, health equity considerations and more. Companies that complete the Scorecard receive a recognition level based on their alignment with established guidance, along with actionable strategies to support improvement and a dashboard to benchmark their progress against peer organizations.
In 2023, 492 organizations completed the Scorecard; 8% were recognized with an achievement level of platinum, 42% gold, 33% silver, 12% bronze, and 5% completer.
The American Heart Association has awarded The University of Alabama national silver level recognition for its commitments to implement quality workforce health and well-being best practices as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™. The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational well-being strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s
culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%), bronze (9%) or completer (5%).
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measured the extent to which the company had 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.