Chicago, IL, September 16, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health.
The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and LifeStart achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The American Heart Association 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 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 competed in the index assessment this year, 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 Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. 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.
LifeStart is a Corporate Wellness Company that designs, develops and manages onsite health and wellness centers, utilzing a holistic approach with a preventative health focus. LifeStart transforms the workplace by engaging the entire employee population with targeted wellness initiatives. LifeStart has over 26 years experience in designing, developing and operating centers with over 70 locations across the country. LifeStart's innovative programs and services delivers best in-class engagement and financial stability, while vastly improving the on-site amenities for their clients. LifeStart's network of health professionals from Nurses, Dietitians, Health Coaches and Exercise Specialists, lead the programs and services that continually exceed industry averages for both engagement and utilization.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.