Dublin City Schools has been named a 2018 Healthy Workplace Gold Award Winner for its commitment to the health of its more than 2,000 employees.
Each year, the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) recognizes employers for healthy worksite practices. This year, 73 companies were recognized and Dublin City Schools will be presented with a Gold Level award at a special ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center.
“Student and staff well-being is major component of the Dublin Difference,” said Health and Wellness Coordinator Amanda Spring. “We wanted to recognize our district's efforts in health and well-being and this awards celebrates the dedication of our staff to create a healthy environment for our students.”
Dublin City Schools’ wellness program has significantly contributed to lowering the District’s insurance costs over the past three years.
Dublin City Schools’ wellness program was established in 2009 and has matured into a comprehensive, integrated program designed to focus on the well-being of our employees and to encourage healthy behaviors and mitigate health risks. The District has 23 locations where onsite services are offered to employees including health coaching sessions, blood pressure checks, high risk biometric screenings, fitness classes, lunch and learns, and CPR/AED classes. By having an internal employee provide these services to staff, the District is able to save dollars instead of hiring an outside vendor.
“This is an award for our community to share in and celebrate,” said Treasurer/CFO Brian Kern. “A big thanks to Superintendent Dr. Hoadley and our Board of Education for supporting and being leaders of wellness. This award would not be possible without their support and the support of our Health and Wellness Coordinator, Amanda Spring.”
The Healthy Worksite Awards recognize Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.
For more information and to register for the Health Action Council 2019 Columbus Symposium, visit www.healthactioncouncil.org.