June 13, 2019
Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536
Healthiest Maryland Businesses Participants Honored for Worksite Wellness Achievements
Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Healthiest Maryland Businesses program presented sixty-seven Maryland employers with Wellness at Work awards, recognizing accomplishment in worksite health promotion, during its tenth annual Maryland Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium in Baltimore on Friday, June 7.
“Worksites present a terrific setting to improve health and prevent chronic conditions for Maryland employees. The Wellness at Work awards program acknowledges the dedication businesses make to improve health in their worksites,” said Kristi Pier, Director for the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control.
Launched in 2010 and based at MDH, Healthiest Maryland Businesses provides free assistance to member employers in creating customized wellness plans, setting wellness goals and monitoring wellness progress in the workplace. Any Maryland employer who is a member of Healthiest Maryland Businesses is eligible to apply for the Wellness at Work awards.
Award criteria are based on the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s Workplace Health Model. Applicants are asked to share examples of policies and tools in four assessment areas: planning, management, implementation and evaluation. Based on activity to establish leadership support for wellness, create wellness committees, survey employee wellness needs and interests, set health improvement goals and develop monitoring tools to track outcomes over time, employers may earn a Gold, Silver, Bronze or On the Path award.
A complete list of businesses that received this year’s Wellness at Work awards is available at https://www.healthiestmdbusinesses.org/awards19.
Learn more about Healthiest Maryland Businesses at www.healthiestMDbusinesses.org.
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