Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health
BOSTON, MA – Ocotber 23, 2019 The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Focus Technology Solutions achieved Bronze recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
“Its an honor to be recognized for the Workplace Health Achievement Award for the first time ever”, said Sara Lehmer, Director of Marketing. “We have implemented several programs and resources throughout the year to improve the health and wellness of our employees including Standing Desks, Nutrition Seminars, CPR Training, Monthly Chair Massages and more. Employees are encouraged to stay active by participating in American Heart Association events. As the Chair of the 2019 Boston Heart Walk, Focus Technology had over 70 participants walking along the Charles River and we have collectively contributed over $60,000 to build healthier lives. We are incredibly proud of the commitment that our employees have made and Focus is committed to building a culture of health in the workpace well into the future.”
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
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. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
As part of its commitment to healthier workplaces, the American Heart Association offers Health Screening Services, an onsite biometric screening solution which allows organizations to collect and submit employee health data seamlessly. The health screenings are combined with a health assessment and education to motivate participants to make behavior changes or seek support for lifestyle changes and follow-up medical care as appropriate.
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs.