Gold Well Workplace Award

In June of 2007, DDPC has been awarded the Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). The Gold Well Workplace Award recognizes those companies that have successfully built comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives and are demonstrating and capturing concrete outcomes related to behavior change, cost effectiveness, and return on investment.

WELCOA defines a Well Workplace as an organization that has embraced the responsibility for maximizing the health and well-being of their employees. Companies who receive the Well Workplace designation are known as “America's Healthiest Companies” because their wellness programs produce results. Well Workplace is not a competition whereby only a small number of companies can achieve an award, rather it is a recognition program where an award can be achieved by any company, small or large, meeting the challenging standards set forth by WELCOA. This development and implementation is measured through the incorporation of seven critical benchmarks, defining best practices in workplace wellness, which drive the entire process of building a “Well Workplace”.

To advance an aggressive national worksite wellness agenda, WELCOA has developed the Well Workplace Awards initiative. It is a JOURNEY toward excellence, driven by a rigorous set of criteria. The process itself becomes the incentive to rethink the quality of health promotion programs and encourages and recognizes achievement. Since its inception in 1991, more than 700 organizations employing over one million people have met those criteria and have been recognized as America's Healthiest Companies at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Award level.

For additional information, contact the Bangor Region Wellness Council: www.bangorregionwellnesscouncil.org External site disclaimer.