The AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to qualify for bronze, silver or gold level recognition based on their Index score. While multiple companies may be recognized annually if they achieve the required recognition threshold for each level, companies achieving Gold level recognition will be eligible to apply for the prestigious American Heart Association Healthiest Workplace Award.
Health Index Recognition
The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores companies on seven organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased assessment of overall workplace health using aggregate data from My Life Check or an equivalent source. There are a maximum of 217 points possible for completion of the Workplace Health Achievement Index during the first year of participation. Additional points are possible into the second year of participation and beyond to score achievement based on demonstrating year-to-year improvement in the overall health and participation of their workforce. After the first year of participation, there are a maximum of 250 points possible.
Recognition and Award Process
Recognitions and awards are based on a company’s score from completing the AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. Companies are encourages to go into the Index as often as necessary to keep their assessments current and in line with improvements made in their workplace health program or culture of health environment. The ultimate goal is to drive improvements, drive up the score and celebrate your successes with higher levels of recognition from the American Heart Association.
Index scores in the system as of March 31st at midnight Pacific Time are used to determine recognition and award recipients. Winners will be announced the following summer.