Nebraska Companies Achieve Recognition for Workplace Health

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Nebraska Companies Achieve Recognition for Workplace Health

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index have been announced. Nine Nebraska companies were recognized. The AHA created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health.

The following companies were recognized: Creighton University, Silver Award; HDR, Silver Award; Omaha Performing Arts, Early Adopter Award; Omaha Steaks, Silver Award; Signature Performance, Early Adopter Award; Streck, Silver Award; University of Nebraska – Omaha, Bronze Award; WoodmenLife, Bronze Award; Zoetis, Bronze Award.

The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. 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.

More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 67% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science, and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.