The Healthy Oxford Hills Work Healthy Recognition Program recognizes businesses and organizations within Greater Oxford County that have placed a high priority on promoting good health for their employees.
By supporting a tobacco-free lifestyle, encouraging physical activity and/or promoting healthy eating, businesses and organizations may realize the benefits of a healthier workforce including:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Reduced disability costs
- Reduced health care costs
- Improved productivity
- Higher employee morale
There are three main categories for the Work Healthy Award Program:
- Tobacco-Free Workplace: Encourages worksites to be completely tobacco-free as well as help employees in quitting tobacco use.
- Physical Activity: Encourages employers to promote physical activity opportunities both in and out of the workplace.
- Healthy Eating: Encourages healthy food choices at work and in employees’ daily lives.
There are four distinct levels that you can achieve with the Work Healthy Award Program. Each level awarded is based upon what is done at your workplace in each of the categories listed above. The award levels are: