Health New England Named a 2018 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts Silver Level Winner for Exemplary Worksite Health Promotion
Posted on October 11, 2018
Award recognizes successful corporate health improvement and wellness programs
Springfield, MA. – Health New England, a non-profit health plan of Massachusetts, is proud to have been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program Silver Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion. The award recognizes Health New England’s achievements developing, implementing, and participating in corporate health improvement and wellness programs.
The Health New England Healthy Directions wellness program encourages over all well-being, focusing on prevention, nutrition and physical activity. With leadership support, Healthy Directions is able to offer engaging and evidence-based health tools and incentives. An easy to access online portal, onsite nutritional counseling, tread desks, healthy dining options, group fitness challenges and intensive lifestyle change programs are examples of Health New England’s dedication to creating an enjoyable and healthy work culture.
“We are proud to recognize these innovative Massachusetts employers for their outstanding wellness programs”, states Kristie Howard, WWCMA Board of Directors Chairperson. “The WorkWell Massachusetts Award is an important program put forth to honor the work being done by employers in our state to improve the health and vitality of our communities.”
“We (Health New England) are very excited to be recognized for our exemplary worksite wellness program! Our mission at Health New England is to improve the health and lives of the people in our communities, and that includes our associates. This award reinforces all the great work my team supports to make Health New England a healthy and great place to work!” – Katie Bruno, MPH, Health Management Program Manager
WorkWell Massachusetts is a corporate award program created by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) – a not-for-profit member organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs. The award program’s criteria are based on the HERO Employee Health Management Best Practices Scorecard, in collaboration with Mercer, a tool designed to help organizations learn about best practices, discover opportunities to improve their programs, and measure progress over time. Applicants are required to provide details on their strategic planning and organizational support, program design and implementation, participant engagement, and measurements and evaluation, and applications were reviewed and designated by a WWCMA appointed committee of industry professionals. Information on WWCMA and the award program can be found at wwcma.org.
About WorkWell Massachusetts
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent, and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace. A 501c3 not-for-profit member organization, WWCMA champions wellness programs that help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth. The council offers innovative wellness best practice programs, training, and events along with insightful resources and tools to help educate and advance Massachusetts organizations and their corporate wellness teams. Visit us at wwcma.org and follow us @WorkWellMass.