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2018 Mississippi Healthiest Workplace Awards

ABOUT 

The Mississippi Healthiest Workplace Awards recognizes the top employers from across the state who show excellence in providing employer health and wellness programs and healthy workplace environments. Employers who practice evidence based comprehensive health management programs improve their culture, engagement and value. This program is a collaboration of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers.


WHO CAN APPLY

Any Mississippi employer can compete in both the public and private and based upon number of employees:

PRIVATE SECTOR

    • Small (1-99)
    • Medium (100-249)
    • Large (250-749)
    • Mega-Large (750+)
    • Health Care Systems (public and private)

PUBLIC SECTOR

    • City
    • County
    • College or University ( public or private)


HOW TO APPLY

The first step is to become a Recognized Healthy Employer by completing the following survey to see if you meet the standards for offering  healthy workplace:

TAKE YOUR SURVEY!

You will be notified in a few weeks as to you results.  If you meet the requirements, you will be sent a recognition toolkit to include press releases, images for promotion, and ideas on how to promote within your organization. 

There are many opportunities in Mississippi to learn more about improving your score. 

The final step once your become a Recognized Healthy Employer is to complete your 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards application - 2018 Healthiest Workplace Award Application - and submit it along with any supporting material. The application deadline is May 1st, 2018.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS AND WINNERS

The 2018 Healthiest Workplace Awards finalists will be announced at the end of May. Finalists are invited to a celebration luncheon in July 2018 where the winners will be announced in each category. Each winner and finalists will receive a plaque in recognition of their accomplishment and showcased in the Mississippi Business Journal's Special Issue Magazine. Click here to view photos from last year's event.


STATE EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

State agencies who are under the purview of State Employee Wellness Program will be recognized from the internal process using the CDC Health Scorecard for the Recognized Healthy Employer and Healthiest Workplace Awards.  Any questions from agencies should be director to Mr. Brad Martin, Director of the State Employee Wellness Program, james.martin@msdh.state.ms.us. 

The Mississippi Business Group on Health is the state's most powerful voice for employers in employer health and health care. 

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