Montgomery County Honored as one of the 2019 Healthiest 100  Workplaces in America®

Montgomery County has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, an awards program administered by Springbuk®.

With this award, Montgomery County is nationally recognized as one of the best-of-the-best in worksite health. The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program that Healthiest Employers® hosts in more than 45 cities across the United States. Each of the winning companies is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their population health and well-being initiatives.

The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America were celebrated for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000 of America’s top well-being programs were evaluated for this award across the country. This year’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces winners include organizations as small as 32 full-time employees and as large as more than 150,000 employees. They span nearly every industry, size, geography and include both privately-held and publicly-traded organizations. For the full list of the national award winners, visit this link.

Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Interventions, and lastly, Reporting and Analytics. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. These organizations have achieved lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs.

Montgomery County provides a comprehensive worksite wellness program to support employees and spouses in mind, body and spirit while encouraging personal accountability for self-care.

The County offers several innovative opportunities including disease management programs, personal and online coaching, biometric screenings, health assessments, diabetes prevention and diabetes awareness initiatives, tobacco cessation classes, mobile mammography events, meditation, and on-site classes.

Employees and spouses have access to a personalized wellness portal with mobile app capability and an On-Site Health Promotion Specialist. The wellness program offers a comprehensive approach to meet a variety of interests and needs while addressing the different dimensions of wellness.

Participation remains strong and has helped to increase overall awareness and accountability for one's health and well-being.