Sioux Center, IA
The Wellness Council of Iowa recently recognized Interstates and eight other Iowa employers, for excellence in worksite health promotion at the fourth annual Healthy Iowa Awards. These organizations join a growing list of America's Healthiest Companies as judged by the Wellness Council of America and the Wellness Council of Iowa.
Interstates received the Gold Well Workplace designation for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees. Standards include demonstrating management commitment for the program a written annual operating plan specific to health promotion, supportive policies and effective programs to increase awareness, educate and encourage behavior change in employees.
"Interstates is dedicated to providing quality and dependable wellness programs that will encourage, educate, and enable our employees and their families to positively impact their personal health and encourage them to accept responsibility for their own health and well-being, says Scott Peterson, Interstates Companies' Chief Financial Officer and President, Harbor Group. "It is my vision that helping employees and their families understand wellness will allow them to have a more productive life and allow them to reach their full potential."
Companies participate in a comprehensive application process and are measured against national standards set by the Wellness Council of America. "The Well Workplace process establishes criteria to measure the success of corporate health promotion programs," said Craig Hanken, Wellness Council Executive Director. "By following the standards set forth in the Well Workplace criteria, companies can develop programs that build cultures of wellness within their workforce.
More informaiton about the Wellness Council of Iowa can be found at wellness.org.