Civitan Foundation Recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program

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April 3, 2019

PHOENIX – April 10, 2019– Civitan Foundation, Inc. was recognized recently by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program as achieving the Copper level of excellence in worksite wellness.

The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes employers that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families and their community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies. The minimum qualifications to be considered for this award include attending the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program training and developing a plan to improve employee health and safety.

Civitan Foundation received this recognition by supporting employee health in the following ways:  Support employees in establishing or improving exercise habits to reduce their risk of chronic disease; Empower employees with education and tools to manage stress and improve their overall mental well-being and mindfulness, and; Educate, encourage and support employees in making healthier eating choices to reduce their risk of chronic disease.

“Since employees spend nearly half of their waking hours at work, the workplace represents an important setting for promoting healthy behaviors,” said Civitan Foundation CEO Dawn Trapp. “Efficient, effective and sustainable worksite wellness initiatives have been shown to reduce healthcare costs. To demonstrate healthy life choices for our members we need to set a healthy example.”

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Its mission is to help employers learn how to successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses. For more information, go to www.healthyazworksites.org

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Civitan Foundation Press Contact:

Bo Larsen

O – 602-953-2944

C – 602-349-6749

blarsen@campcivitan.org

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