The mission of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award program is to recognize the best workforce well-being programs in the US particularly those with a holistic approach to well-being, encompassing financial, emotional, social, and community well-being. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Global Distinction program recognizes the best workforce well-being programs outside the US.
Leading employers are transitioning their focus from offering benefits and programs focused primarily on improving their employees' physical health to using holistic well-being strategies aimed at enhancing the various facets of employees and their families' lives.
In addition to physical and emotional health, the application includes additional contributors to well-being such as social connectedness, job satisfaction, and financial security.
of 2016 applicants regularly partner with Occupational Health & Safety in the strategic development of well-being program
of 2016 applicants support healthy dining for their employees by offering a healthy checkout
of 2016 applicants have tobacco-free campuses
of 2016 applicants provide opportunities for stretch breaks and/or short bouts of physical activity to support physical activity throughout the WORK day
of 2016 applicants track employee engagement metrics to determine the impact of well-being efforts
Application Submission Opens
May 12, 2017:
Application Deadline (Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET)
September 26, 2017:
Award Ceremony at the Annual Fall Conference in Austin, Texas