CHANDLER, Ariz. – The City of Chandler was recognized on June 26, by the Arizona Department of Health Services with a 2023 Healthy Arizona Worksite Platinum Award.
The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families, and their community through evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs.
Some of the categories that the award is judged include health programs offered to employees such as health screenings, physical activity programs, stress management and many more.
One of the city’s highest scoring categories was in organizational support of wellness in the workplace.
A Platinum Level Award is awarded to businesses making an impact both within and beyond their walls. Platinum level awardees have demonstrated data driven programming and are leveraging cross-sector collaborations or partnerships improving the health, well-being, and equity of their community.
The example provided for judging was the engagement of employees in the For Our City annual event. For Our City Day brings volunteers together to build community and neighborhood pride. Volunteers paint homes, weed yards and clean up neighborhoods at risk of decline.
In 2021, 120 employees participated, and in 2022 the number increased to 129 employees.
The For Our City Day partnership is just one example of the many ways the city supports its employees in wellness aspirations and looks for ways to collaborate to also improve overall community health.
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