American Heart Association recognizes companies for workplace health
Five Iowa companies were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The recognition is part of the 2019 results of the organization’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association created the index through 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. Meredith Corp. and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. each received Gold awards. Hubbell Realty and Businessolver received Silver awards and Mercy College of Health Sciences received a Completer award. The Workplace Health Achievement Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. More than 900 U.S. organizations completed the index assessment this year. Organizations receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement.