The American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index was just released and Vitality is proud to announce it achieved Silver recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The Workplace Health Achievement Index is a scientific, evidenced-based instrument that rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.
More than 1,000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75 percent received either Gold, Silver or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index, and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 130 – 174 out of a maximum 217 points.
The Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
This recognition is another nod to our ongoing efforts to ensure that our clients are benefiting from an evidence-based approach built on more than 20 years of helping more than 8 million members worldwide attain better health.