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Mesa named as 2017 Health at Work award winner

Mesa Vice Mayor David Luna bikes along the Rio Salado Pathway, a new shared-use pathway along the Salt River bank for walking, running and bicycling. (City of Mesa)

The city of Mesa has been announced a Silver winner of the 13th annual Health at Work Awards, sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations which promote employee health and wellness. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved.

“It’s wonderful to see how far the city of Mesa Wellness Program has come in this past year,” Employee Health and Wellness Manager Nicole Stec said. “With the implementation of several health education programs and events, the level of health awareness in our organization has increased significantly. We look forward to continuing to expand our opportunities for our employees and families.”

Highlights of city of Mesa’s health and wellness program include:

  • Healthy Living Workshops focused on nutrition, stress management, fitness and safety.
  • Diabetes Education and Tobacco Cessation Programs.
  • Monthly newsletters, weekly tips, recipes and ongoing communications.
  • Annual events, including a Wellness and Benefits Fair, challenges and flu shot campaign.
  • Health and Wellness Center: Primary care center for city of Mesa employees and family members on the city’s health plan.

Since Jan. 1, the city has offered more than 60 classes, with more than 900 attendees, and has a total outreach of 5,300 individuals between the classes, challenges and events within the Wellness Program.

“We applaud the city of Mesa for promoting health and wellness and improving the lives of its employees,” ComPsych Chairman and CEO Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz said.

ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, human resources, Family and Medical Leave Act and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.

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