Five hundred forty companies reach milestone in workplace health and achieve recognition from American Heart Association

Five hundred forty companies reach milestone in workplace health and achieve recognition from American Heart AssociationScientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health

DALLAS – September 12, 2017 –The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today, recognizing 540 companies for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. 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 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 67% 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.

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