For the second year in a row, Kaiser Permanente is being recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace, this year as a Gold-level honoree, the top level in the 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index.
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson is a member of the Association’s CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest corporations and organizations. Together, these CEOs lead by example to create and sustain a culture of health and well-being in the workplace by collaborating on best practices and measurable new strategies for employee engagement.
The Workplace Health Achievement Index was created in partnership with the Association’s CEO Roundtable members, and uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health programs. 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.
More than 800 companies completed the index assessment this year. Kaiser Permanente was one of 76 companies to achieve the Gold level.