Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama recognized by the American Heart Association for Commitments to Workforce Well-being
Awarded Gold Level recognition for the Association’s 2022 Workforce Wellbeing Scorecard™
Birmingham, AL—The American Heart Association has awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama national Gold level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™.
The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational well-being strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%) silver, bronze (9%) or completer (5%).
This recognition is due to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s dedication and leadership to advancing employee well-being through comprehensive and innovative initiatives through our BeWell program.
The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and wellbeing. First launched in 2016, the Scorecard was refreshed in 2022 to place a renewed focus on health equity and comprehensive organizational well-being. The free, web-based tool allows employers to regularly evaluate their health and well-being progress, identify areas of opportunity and see how their results stack up against their peers.
Research has shown that supporting the mental and physical well-being of employees is vital to driving productivity, engagement and successful business outcomes. By investing in a culture of health in the workplace, organizations can improve employee retention and bolster their organizational reputation.
“We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our commitment to employee health and well-being and our continued efforts to promote equity,” said Tim Vines, CEO and President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “Our company is committed to creating a culture that is safe, supportive and provides opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential—in and out of the workplace.”
The Workforce Well-being Scorecard is a key component of the Association’s Wellbeing Works Better™ platform, which helps business leaders unleash the power of a healthy, happy workforce. Distinct from traditional wellness programs, Well-being Works Better empowers employers to champion the mental and physical health of their employees and provides actionable guidance to meet the unique needs of their organization.
For more information and a full list of recognized organizations, visit www.heart.org/workforce.
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