Is Your Company a Health Champion?

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October 05, 2015
Apply Today for Your Company’s Health Champion Designation

It is widely known that overweight/obesity, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity have direct links to absenteeism and productivity. That means it really matters to offer “wellness-perks” like nutritious food at meetings, access to physical activity and rewards for those who to take the stairs. Wellness perks also matter because a happy and healthy workforce is more than just a competitive advantage – it’s how businesses do well and do good. 

The American Diabetes Association recognizes that engaging employees or members in healthy living is no easy task. We applaud these efforts, and want your customers, community and our constituents to know that your company is wellness-minded. Our new Health Champion Designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage a culture of wellness. Think of it like a wellness perk for your company, awarded to you by one of the most credible and trusted health organizations in America – the American Diabetes Association.
Benefits include:
  • Health Champion designation signage for display
  • Health Champion logo to use on website and in recruitment efforts/ advertising
  • Press release template to use to promote designation
  • Recognition in Business Week and Diabetes Forecast magazine ad featuring Health Champion awardees
  • Recognition via the Association’s social media channels
  • Recognition on the Association’s diabetes.org website
  • Local acknowledgement of Health Champions
To qualify, a company or organization must have 10 or more employees/members at a site; multiple sites can be included on one application. To receive the Health Champion Designation, organizations must apply for, and meet, the healthy living criteria in three categories:
1.NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options.
2.PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Such as participating in the physical activity events of the American Diabetes Association, facilitating walking or biking to work, encouraging taking the stairs, etc.
3.ORGANIZATIONAL WELL-BEING: Such as smoke-free policy, have a designated wellness program coordinator, a wellness committee, or a contracted wellness company available to staff/members for consultation, integrate health topics/information into internal communications, etc.

Go to www.WellnessLivesHere.org to learn more and access the Health Champion Designation online application. Application closes October 31, 2015. 
Contact:
Tiffani Nair, Director of Mission Delivery & Communication
(210) 542-3294