Employers receive Healthy Michigan Worksite Awards for wellness practices

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has recognized 19 employers as Healthy Michigan Worksites as part of its Designing Healthy Environments at Work Program.

The new award, part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 Plan, recognizes employers all over Michigan that have made a commitment to enhancing the health within their workplace.

“These organizations have established outstanding worksite wellness programs that serve as models for other Michigan businesses seeking to develop and enhance a culture of health,” said MDHHS Director Nick Lyon. “Their efforts are paying off in improved employee well-being, more effective management of health care costs and the ability to attract and retain top talent.”

The 2018 Healthy Michigan Worksite awardees are:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Henry Ford Health System
Kalkaska Screw Products

Boulder Park Terrace
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Washington Square Building

Armor Express
CAN Council of Saginaw
Efulfillment Services Inc.
Frankfort Pines Assisted Living
Grand Traverse Industries 
Lake City Elementary School
Michigan Center for Rural Health
Michigan Nonprofit Association
M R Products Inc.
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
RJG Inc.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Michigan District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration 

Awards are presented to worksites meeting the criteria for bronze, silver or gold status.

According to MDHHS, to be awarded bronze, companies had to complete a Designing Healthy Environments at Work Assessment, complete at least one action for improvement and submit a success story. To receive silver, awardees also had to receive an assessment score between 60 and 79 percent and complete at least two actions for improvement. Gold awardees had to score 80 percent or more on their assessment and complete at least four actions for improvement.

For more on the program, visit MiHealthtools.org/work.




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