CREVE COEUR, Mo.
- Nov. 4, 2020
-- Daugherty Business Solutions, a leading advisory services and technology consulting firm, has been awarded the 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. For taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace, Daugherty achieved national Bronze Level recognition. Daugherty is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time between July 30, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America's largest companies that are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees' overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites that have a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, as well as support from senior leadership, are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
"I am so excited Daugherty is on the list again this year," said Daugherty Employee Engagement Specialist Maribeth Bendick. "Although our program looked a little different, I am amazed at the creativity and ability to shift many of our efforts virtual. A big thank you to the American Heart Association for hosting this award and reminding all employers the value of investing in their employees' health."
The Index is unique because it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life's Simple 7®, the American Heart Association's definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life's Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.