WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL WorkHealthy Workplace Award – Opportunities for Businesses of all Sizes

Author: MAPP Project Staff/Friday, March 15, 2013/Categories: Apply for a WEWILL WorkHealthy Award , Home Page

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The WEWILL WorkHealthy award program is an initiative of the MAPP Collaborative to promote a culture of wellness in the workplace. The award program recognizes Will County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and well-being through six main areas of worksite wellness: health promotion/education, physical activity, mental health, environmental health, nutrition, and safety.

The intent is to demonstrate company-wide wellness efforts and activities across the six areas of workplace wellness. These areas of effort and activity include:

  1. Policy: organizational guidelines that support a healthy and safe working environment
  2. Program: wellness activities offered to employees to encourage and facilitate a healthy lifestyle before, during or after work hours
  3. Promotion: wellness activities advertised by the employer to encourage employees to participate in community activities/events

A final category would refer to additional wellness efforts not mentioned on the application 

Award Levels: There are three award levels for businesses to earn: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Gold applicants must fill out an additional section of the application describing a positive, measurable health outcome that they have achieved as a result of their wellness program. Each award level is described as follows:

Bronze: awarded to businesses that meet the baseline checklist and can demonstrate steps in working toward improving employee health. A minimum of 50% (or 45/89 points) must be achieved to earn a bronze.

Silver: awarded to businesses that exceed the Bronze award through additional sustained wellness efforts. A minimum of 75% (or 67/89 points) must be achieved to earn silver.

Gold: awarded to businesses that can document a positive, measurable change in employee health. A minimum of 90% (or 80/89 points) must be achieved to earn gold. Worksites must have implemented, for a period of at least 12 months, at least two on-site wellness activities (i.e. health screenings, fitness classes, etc.). Worksites must demonstrate at least one positive health outcome (i.e. reduced absenteeism, reduced healthcare costs, improved employee morale, etc.). Worksites must complete the Gold Award essay.

Application Due Date and Award Notification: Applications are due May 31st, 2013. All businesses will be notified by July 2013. The ceremony to recognize businesses will take place in September 2013. Please submit questions or concerns about the application process to mappwellnessawards@willcountyhealth.org.

Additional information and application can be found in the documents below.

*Application works best with Internet Explorer. To avoid losing any unsaved work, Save the application on your computer and fill out in Adobe Reader.*

*We have also uploaded a Microsoft Word version of the Application below. This application can be filled out and sent over email to mappwellnessawards@willcountyhealth.org

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