American Heart Association recognizes Daugherty Business Solutions for workplace health achievement
The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Daugherty Business Solutions achieved Bronze recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Daugherty Business Solutions is a premier provider of business and technology solutions.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
“I am so proud of our team for building and continuing to grow such a dynamic health and wellness program,” said Daugherty Employee Engagement Specialist, Maribeth Bendick. “The value of having engaged and healthy employees has come full circle. The program has positively affected our employees both personally and professionally, resulting in higher quality work which then continues to help out clients.”
Daugherty has a holistic focus on wellness that includes physical, mental, emotional and social health. Some of their efforts have included onsite yoga and massage events. They have four quarterly initiatives that run throughout the year: Know Your Numbers, where they encourage teammates to get an annual physical; Get Moving Fitness, they participate in step challenges both individually and across business units; Creating Healthy Goals, Daugherty holds a Biggest Loser (weight) competition; Nutrition Eat Smart, they assemble a Daugherty cookbook.
As part of its commitment to healthier workplaces, the American Heart Association offers Health Screening Services, an onsite biometric screening solution which allows organizations to collect and submit employee health data seamlessly. The health screenings are combined with a health assessment and education to motivate participants to make behavior changes or seek support for lifestyle changes and follow-up medical care as appropriate.
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs. These tools leverage the science behind the Index while improving consumer engagement and promoting healthier behaviors. For more information, visit www.heart.org/workplacehealth.
About Daugherty Business Solutions
Daugherty Business Solutions believes in providing exceptional value to their clients, an incredible work environment for their employees and unwavering support to the communities in which they live. Those guiding principles and the great people making up #TeamDaugherty is the reason they’re still going strong after 35 years. Daugherty works directly with business leaders to understand their highest-level challenges and opportunities, to put together strategies and plans to drive businesses forward with specific, measurable action.
They’re a vibrant culture of visionary thinkers and doers, all dedicated to helping your business thrive. Daugherty knows technology inside and out, but what truly sets them apart is their forward-thinking people and big picture approach to improving client business.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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