Earlier this month, we learned that JFA had been selected as The Business Review’s “Best Places to Work 2018” for the ninth time!

As a team, we can’t say enough about how proud we are to be receiving this award once again. We truly believe it’s our network and our people that make us different. The pride in our company and the pride in serving all of you has really shined through in the answers to this year’s survey questions.

….and pardon us while we toot our own horn…

We are also thrilled to announce that both we and our friends at Wildwood Programs were recently awarded the American Heart Association’s 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Gold Award. The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data from My Life Check or an equivalent source.

A maximum of 217 points is possible for completion of the Workplace Health Achievement Index during the first year of participation. In subsequent years, organizations are scored out of 250 points because additional points are possible based on demonstrated year-to-year improvement in the overall heart health and participation of the workforce. To qualify for the gold level award, first year participants need to score in the 175 to 217 index points range. For second year and beyond participating organizations, the point score needs to be in the 200 to 250-point range.

As a benefit of Gold recognition for the 2017-2018 cycle of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, both JFA and Wildwood Programs received national recognition in Forbes magazine September 30th edition. Only 15 percent of the organizations that participated in the 2017-2018 cycle received Gold level recognition.

Kudos to our Worksite Wellness Programs Manager, Theresa Felton, MS, CWWS, CWP, and Wellness Coordinator, Chelsea Cottrell, MS, CWP, for the great work they’ve done with both of these worksite wellness programs, as well as with the many others they work with who are on the verge of being awarded winners in the coming years!