PHOENIX – The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS) today received the Healthy Arizona Worksite Platinum Award for the fifth consecutive year for demonstrating efforts to positively affect the health of its employees. The Platinum level award is given to organizations that properly identify health challenges among their employees and actively work to overcome them.
“We are honored to receive this award for a fifth time, which is a testament to the value AHCCCS places on employee work/life balance and well-being, ” said Carmen Heredia, AHCCCS director. “With a majority remote workforce, maintaining that focus in a virtual environment is even more challenging. We have shifted the focus from in-office events to supporting a healthy workplace, whether in office or remote, for all employees.”
AHCCCS continues to promote healthy living through the Healthy Living Program, which is celebrating its seventh year. The program encourages balanced nutrition, fitness and exercise, and awareness of whole person health.
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Award, a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, recognizes employers that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families and their community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies.