Registration has begun for the 2018 Healthy Business Challenge. Sign up your business here and start making healthier choices for your employees.
Launched in March 2017, the challenge encourages businesses to implement workplace-wide projects and activities that impact health and wellness of their employees. Wellness champions in each business select certain criteria within three categories (nutrition, physical activity, overall wellness) and commit to offering programs, conducting events and making certain changes within their work environment. Each business that meetings a minimum number of criteria points receive the “Healthy Business” designation.
The Challenge was open to all businesses (profit and nonprofit) that have employees and an office/facility in Washington County. Forty-two businesses, ranging between two employees and 3,000 employees, have registered for the pilot year. Over 10,000 employees will be working in a company that is striving to create healthier environments for their employees.
A special thanks to Herald-Mail Media for setting up the registration on the Healthy Washington County site and to the Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust for making the pilot year possible. HEAL plans to launch the second year of the Challenge in Spring 2018.
Congratulations to our Healthy Businesses! At the end of September, HEAL concluded its pilot year of the challenge with 39 businesses participating. Of those businesses, 81% earned the “HEAL Healthy Business” designation.
In October, HEAL recognized six companies for going above and beyond in their wellness efforts.
Group A (Less than 25 employees): David Lyles Developers
Group B (25 to 99 employees): Family Healthcare of Hagerstown
Group C (100 to 399 employees): Hub Labels, Inc. and Wolters Kluwer
Group D (400 or more employees): Arc of Washington County and Meritus Health
CHECK OUT the 2017 Healthy Business Status for a full list of all the Healthy Businesses.
Kick off your company’s wellness efforts by downloading a copy of HEAL’s Workplace Wellness Toolkit to help you create a wellness plan that fits the needs of your business and employees.