employee health programs

Glendale Community College was recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program as achieving the Platinum Level of excellence in worksite wellness. 

The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes employers who are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families and their community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies. 

To qualify for the Platinum Level of the award, employers must provide extraordinary support of employee health through policy and systems changes. Platinum is the highest level that companies and organizations can achieve. 

GCC received this recognition by supporting employee health and implemented programs to create a healthy workplace. Margo Bates, GCC Wellness Fitness supervisor, represented GCC at the Virtual Healthy Arizona Worksite annual event held earlier this summer

“We are committed to GCC being an important setting for promoting healthy behaviors, after all, employees spend nearly half their waking hours at work,” Bates said. “Effective wellness initiatives can increase employee satisfaction and have been shown to reduce healthcare costs.”

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is designed to help Arizona employers implement evidence-based worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses. 

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Its mission is to help employers successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees.