Vanderbilt Receives Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, honored Vanderbilt University and Medical Center for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging their workers and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center was among 65 U.S. employers that received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. Vanderbilt received a Gold Award for its Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Program. This marks the first year Vanderbilt has applied for and received an award.
Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, commented: “We are proud to honor Vanderbilt for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees. Vanderbilt is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Vanderbilt and its management team should be proud of their commitment to their program and we congratulate them on receiving this award.”
Winners of the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®” awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for established healthy weight, healthy lifestyles” programs with measurable success and documented outcomes; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.