Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health
(CHICAGO – August 9, 2018) – The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and SPINS®, the industry-leading source in health & wellness retail intelligence, providing retailers and brands actionable insights, activation tools, and product transparency to improve the lives of consumers, achieved Silver Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their 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 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.
“SPINS is proud to be recognized for our commitment to our employees’ health and wellbeing, as we have invested heavily in offering a best-in-class Vibrancy360 corporate wellness program for our team,” said SPINS Chief People Officer Rosemary Haefner. “Vibrancy360 offers access to fitness and circuit trainings, yoga classes, massages, health & wellness product and cooking demonstrations, and much more, empowering team members to live their most vibrant lives.”
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for wellbeing are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.
SPINS is the industry-leading source in health & wellness retail intelligence, providing retailers and brands actionable insights, activation tools, and consulting solutions to drive differentiated growth and improve the lives of consumers. Its mission is to change the world, by increasing the presence and accessibility of Natural products in North America.
Headquartered in Chicago, SPIN’s team of data analysts, dieticians, nutritionists and consultants bring an unprecedented expertise in consumer ways of eating and health to the landscape of CPG retail. For more information, visit www.SPINS.com and follow us on Twitter @SPINSllc.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.