AHA Gives Guthrie Bronze Level Workplace Health Achievement Recognition

Dec 02, 2016

Guthrie is proud to announce that it has received 2016 bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s inaugural results of the Workplace Health Achievement Index (Index). The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices.  Companies recognized at the Bronze level have achieved an Index score of 86 – 129 out of a maximum 217 points.

The Workplace Health Achievement Index is unique in that it scores and recognizes companies both on the structure of the workplace health program and employee’s heart health based on the AHA’s seven behaviors and metrics for ideal heart health – Life’s Simple 7®. Research shows that improving these seven factors can lead to significant reductions in heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other health problems. In addition, people who achieve ideal cardiovascular health by age 50 have significantly lower lifetime risk of heart disease and stroke, and live, on average, approximately 10 years longer than people with two or more risk factors.

Guthrie is proud to have met American Heart Association criteria for Bronze recognition in the AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index.  See heart.org/workplacehealth for more information.