Building a workplace culture of health, including a healthy workplace environment, can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism and reduced cost growth trend in health expenditure. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index is recognizing 6 organizations in New Hampshire for investing in the health of their workforce and workplace. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, commends these companies for their commitment to creating a workplace environment built on healthy core values.
The Index is a web-based portal that fuses health content, personal health data and consumer engagement opportunities to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Life’s Simple 7, the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors, is also taken into the scoring process. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure.
As part of its commitment to healthier workplaces, the American Heart Association also offers Health Screening Services, an onsite biometric screening solution which allows organizations to collect and submit employee health data seamlessly. The health screenings are combined with a health assessment and education to motivate participants to make behavior changes.
Congratulations to New London Hospital, Plymouth State University, Ledyard National Bank, Worthen Industries, Velcro Companies, and GE Aviation Hooksett for setting an outstanding example of leadership in workplace health and well-being.