The Healthy Workplace Challenge runs until midnight June 30, 2016, and encourages organizations to foster an environment that promotes a more active and healthy workplace. This challenge will recognize efforts of Central Florida businesses and organizations that make their work environment an easier place to be healthy while also encouraging all workplaces to join the goal of making Central Florida a healthier region. Participants will be following guidelines which include the following examples:
Best Practices Examples:
- Providing Time and/or Equipment for Physical Activity
- Encouraging Healthy Foods and Beverages on Campus
- Helping Employees Use Active Transportation
- Supporting Lactating Mothers with Appropriate Facilities
- Incentivizing a Tobacco-Free Workplace
Completing the Healthy Scorecard
Of course it is your decision, but we recommend that you have a primary point of contact/administrator register your organization as a new participant. Once registered, you can choose additional employee positions if you feel they should be added to help fill out each scorecard. Your additional users may be identified either during the initial registration process or later.
If you are a smaller business where employees have shared job responsibilities, possibly one individual might complete all scorecards.
For larger businesses, possibly a staff member in Human Resources, or similar department, might be most appropriate for completing the Healthy Scorecard.
Finding Ideas for Earning Points
The Healthy Workplace Challenge Toolkit is a central resource for learning more about how to implement the ideas listed in the scorecard (please click on the below link to access the toolkit):
Get the workplace toolkit
Using the Healthy Scorecard
Organizations will join the challenge by registering and filling out the Healthy Workplace Challenge Scorecard.
The scorecard contains questions targeting best practices for a healthier workplace environment. Once registered, participating organizations may access and update their scorecards, with the goal of increasing their scores throughout the challenge period.
Although participants are encouraged to achieve as many points as possible, they are not expected to achieve all points. As noted below, an organization that receives 15 points has taken many important steps toward providing a healthy environment for workers and customers and is deserving of recognition. The Healthy Workplace Challenge has four award levels for Local Well-Being Advocate, which are tied to the following point totals:
Striving for Award Levels
If you need assistance, clarification on a question, or would like to learn more about how to improve your score on any scorecard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org