Wellington Earns American Heart Association Honor

The American Heart Association recently recognized Wellington for its implementation of quality workplace health programs and a culture of health best practices.

Wellington achieved bronze-level recognition in the American Heart Association’s 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

The village is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the assessment, nearly all earned gold (43 percent), silver (31 percent) or bronze (19 percent) status.

A unique feature of the index is that it calculates an average heart health score based on the American Heart Association’s seven risk factors for cardiovascular health: smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports that allow them to identify potential areas of employee health improvement.

The framework of the Workplace Health Achievement Index was created to help organizations improve the health of their workforce from one year to the next.