The application for the award was broken down into four categories: Healthy Eating, Chronic Disease, Smoking Cessation, and Physical Activity. To receive a Platinum designation, which is the highest achieving medal, our organization had to answer at least eight questions, promoting wellness initiatives, in each category.
UofL Get Healthy Now has received the following Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement Worksite Wellness Awards:
2014 Silver Worksite Wellness Award
2013 Platinum Worksite Wellness Award
2012 Platinum Worksite Wellness Award
2010 Veteran Worksite Wellness Award
Get Healthy Now's Director, Patricia Benson, accepted the Veteran Worksite Wellness award from Mayor Jerry Abramson at the Worksite Wellness Conference on June 1, 2010. Applicants were evaluated by the panel of judges based on a total weighted score in the following categories:
- Capturing Senior Level Support
- Creating Cohesive Wellness Teams
- Collecting Data to Drive a Results-Oriented Wellness Initiative
- Crafting an Annual Operating Plan
- Creating a Supportive Health Promoting Environment
- Choosing Appropriate Interventions
- Carefully Evaluating Program Outcomes
Excerpt from UofL Today
Get Healthy Now receives award from Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement
by UofL Today — Jun 01, 2010
The University of Louisville received recognition for long-term efforts to increase employee health June 1 from the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement.
Get Healthy Now, UofL's employee health management program since 2005, received the group's first Veteran Worksite Wellness Award at the MHHM-sponsored Worksite Wellness Conference.
When the program began, UofL's health care costs outpaced the national average, said Patricia Benson, GHN director.
That trend has reversed, she said, and in 2007, Get Healthy Now began demonstrating a positive return on investment.
"The University of Louisville has invested in the good health of the campus community, and many employees have improved their overall well-being as a result of their participation in the program," she said.
GHN is open to UofL employees, spouses, qualifying adults and retirees, and uses several methods to help members identify health risks and improve them. It also partners with others, such as the Sustainability Council, Sodexo and Campus Health Services, to support a wellness culture at the university.
UofL offers GHN membership as a benefit of employment. Participants who also participate in the university's health insurance plan receive a refund on their monthly premiums.