The Center for Mental Health has had a robust worksite wellness program for the past four years. The wellness program improves employee health and provides incentives to participate in wellness-related activities.
This year, because of its worksite wellness program, the Center for Mental Health, competing against 22 similarly-sized businesses, won Pinnacol Assurance's worksite wellness incentive. At least 83 percent of center employees participated -- a number well above the national average.
Jon Gordon, executive director, and the management team at the center accepted a $3,000 check from Karen Curran, director of worksite wellness at Pinnacol Assurance and Brooke Gonzales from Network Insurance Services. The center will invest this money back into its wellness program to continue to benefit its employees.
Employees use the Virgin Pulse website to track points and healthy habits. Once on the website, employees complete a health risk assessment and can earn points for tracking their healthy habits, such as the number of steps they take each day, healthy eating habits, how much physical activity they participate in, and much more.
The competition was open during the period between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2015; however, the center only began participating in October 2015, and during that time, accumulated enough points to win. Each participating business is allowed to win once per calendar year, and employees have made it their goal to win again in 2016.