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Recognitions and Awards

Thanks to the support of UofL leadership and an engaged body of participants, Get Healthy Now is an award winning health management program.

Awards & Recognitions

American Heart Association
Mayor's Healthy Hometown
2012 Platinum Fit Friendly Recognition:
The Platinum recognition is bestowed on organizations that have demonstrated measurable impact of the health management program and evidenced-based strategies of promoting a wellness culture within the workplace.
2012 Platinum Worksite Wellness Recognition:
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.
AHA Platinum Seal Mayor's Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness

KMOM Recognition

UofL was recognized as the Most Physically Active Workplace following the "Around the World Fitness Challenge" hosted by Kentuckiana Metro on the Move. This recognition was secured by your efforts to increase physical activity levels and champion your health.  Received on December 15, 2010, this will encourage us to kick off another healthy year in 2011! Join Get Healthy Now's Team by following these instructions:

  1. Log on to KMOM website:
  2. Click: Join Today!
  3. Agree to Terms
  4. Complete Required Fields, ensure you select "Work Place: University of Louisville- Get Healthy Now program"
  5. Hit Submit


GHN accepts Healthiest Employer Award


business first

The University of Louisville has been chosen as the Healthiest Employer in the 5,000-employee-plus category of Business First's inaugural Greater Louisville's Healthiest Employers awards program.  The winners in each of the five categories were announced at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Cascade Ballroom at the Louisville International Convention Center. A special publication profiling the finalists was included in the Nov. 19 issue of Business First. Read the UofL Today story about the recognition here. Additional Media recognition:


MHH Logo Worksite Wellness Collage

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.  The full story was featured in UofL Today.  Applicants were evaluated by the panel of judges based on a total weighted score in the following categories:

  1. Capturing Senior Level Support
  2. Creating Cohesive Wellness Teams
  3. Collecting Data to Drive a Results-Oriented Wellness Initiative
  4. Crafting an Annual Operating Plan
  5. Creating a Supportive Health Promoting Environment
  6. Choosing Appropriate Interventions
  7. Carefully Evaluating Program Outcomes


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UofL is awarded Platinum Achievement by American Heart Association

For the past four years, the American Heart Association has named UofL a Gold Award "fit friendly employer." In both 2011 and 2012, UofL secured the Platinum recognition, by demonstrating at least one Start!-specified behavior change, achieving at least one Start!-specified cost savings outcome and achieving a documented positive return on investment.  Get Healthy Now, with support from President James Ramsey and Office of External Affairs,  applies annually for the designation on behalf of the university. For more information, read the UofL Today article about this award.

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