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City of Avondale awarded Gold by Healthy Arizona Worksites Program

Post Date:05/07/2019

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City of Avondale awarded Gold by Healthy Arizona Worksites Program

Last week, the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) announced that Avondale had been honored with a HAWP prestigious Gold award.

 The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) is a statewide program that provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. HAWP also works to create linkages between Arizona businesses engaging in healthy worksite efforts so they can learn from each other and share experiences.

 Businesses and organizations from across the state are recognized with Copper, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards for their worksite wellness program strategies. The Governor formally recognized awardees at an awards event on Wednesday, May 1st, at Phoenix College.

 A Gold Level Award is awarded to businesses that are tracking and documenting outcomes and behavior change. Gold level programs have demonstrated institutional support and have integrated worksite health programs with business policies and benefits. The City of Avondale has received this level this year, and last year, for efforts that positively impact the health and well-being of Avondale employees, their families and the community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies.

Avondale’s Human Resources Department coordinates a full slate of resources that take into account an integrated, whole-person approach to wellness that include:

  • Employee Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Wellness Wednesday Newsletters
  • On-site wellness screenings
  • Health-related quizzes or assessments
  • Brown bag lunch presentations
  • Fit Bit Reimbursement Programs
  • Lactation spaces

Additionally, individual nutritional consultations, disease management, coaching, weight management and wellness activities are offered to benefits-eligible employees.

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Its mission is to help employers learn how to successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses.  More information can be found at .


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