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University Recognized as Healthy Worksite

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio is recognizing 111 Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during its 16th annual Healthy Worksite Awards presentation in January. Among recipients being honored is The University of Toledo, earning a Bronze Award.

“We’re very proud to be acknowledged for our robust employee wellness programs,” said Wendy Davis, associate vice president and chief human resources officer. “Our wellness team is committed to providing offerings that support the wide variety of health needs among our diverse workforce.”

The Healthy Worksite Awards recognize Ohio employers that demonstrate a commitment to wellness through comprehensive worksite health and wellness programming. Organizations are scored on the extent their wellness practices motivate and support employee health, as well as ensure a healthy work environment.

“Receiving this award is a tremendous honor because it recognizes the University as being on par with the highest workplace wellness standards in the country,” said Brian Pack, director for benefits and wellness.

This year’s Healthy Business Council of Ohio assessment aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Worksite Health Scorecard.

“Organizations recognized this year should be especially pleased that they demonstrated their employee wellness programs are well-rounded and nationally competitive,” said Annie Cadmus, Healthy Worksite Award co-chair.

“Throughout the year, we offer employees programs we know are relevant, such as diabetes prevention, managing stress, Alzheimer’s awareness, and caregiving for elderly parents or a loved one,” said Vicki Riddick, senior wellness officer. “I’m glad so many of our employees participate in these free programs, which are provided on site and online for their convenience.”

To access the current list of UToledo employee wellness offerings, visit the Rocket Wellness/Healthy U website.

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio Awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, as part of the Health Action Council 2020 Annual Columbus Symposium, which features national experts on health reform, healthcare systems and employee benefits.

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