Workplace Health Achievement Recognitions

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows organizations to qualify for bronze, silver or gold level recognition based on their total Index score. The framework of the Workplace Health Achievement Index was built so that organizations would continue to strive to improve the health of their workplace and their workforce from one year to the next.

All public and private sector organizations may participate and be recognized, with the exception of tobacco organizations or companies or their corporate subsidiaries or parents. “Subsidiary” and “parent” are defined as an entity in which there exists a 5% or greater ownership by or of a tobacco organization or company.

Congratulations to the 2020 Recognized Organizations

These organizations have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their implementation of quality workplace health programs and culture of health best practices.

Workplace Health Achievement Recognition 2020

Index Recognition

The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate employee data from My Life Check or aggregate data from an equivalent source.

A maximum of 217 points is possible for completion of the Workplace Health Achievement Index during the first year of participation. In subsequent years, a maximum of 250 points is possible because additional points are awarded based on demonstrated year-to-year improvement in the overall heart health of the workforce. Currently, all organizations are scored out of 217 points to allow organizations time to adopt the Life’s Simple 7 data standards.

Workplace Health Index Recognition Level Gold Seal


Year one: Index scores of 175 – 217 points

Workplace Health Index Recognition Level Silver Seal


Year one: Index scores of 130 – 174 points

Workplace Health Index Recognition Level Bronze Seal


Year one: Index scores of 86 – 129 points

Recognition Benefits

Depending on the recognition level, recipients may receive:

  • Congratulatory letter to CEO from the American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown
  • Listed on Workplace Health Achievement Index Recognition website
  • Plaque and window decal for medal winners personally delivered by American Heart Association field staff
    (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
  • Fill-in-the-blank press release for one-time use (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
  • Digital icon badge of recognition level with American Heart Association proclaimer statement to use internally and externally on webpages, social media, and recruitment/retention materials (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
  • Template for social media use (LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter), and a template news release for your company’s localized one-time use (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
  • Company name in national publication with social amplification and digital promotion of web listing (Gold)

Usage Guidelines

Please refer to the Usage Guidelines for allowed use of recognition materials.

Recognition Process

Recognition is based on a company’s score from completing the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. The Index remains available to organizations year-round. We encourage organizations to use the Index as a reference to make improvements in workplace health promotion practices and policies. We also encourage organizations to make updates to the Index as progress is made. The goal of the Index is to drive organizational improvements and improve the heart health of employees. Improvements you make in the workplace will reflect higher scores in the Index. Celebrate your workplace health achievement with recognition from the American Heart Association!

A record of your Index results is captured on this deadline and used to determine possible recognition level. Recognition is announced in the late summer / early fall.