City of Grand Junction Recognized as a Certified Healthy Workplace Leader

health workplace logoThe City of Grand Junction has been officially recognized as a 2019 Certified Healthy Workplace™ Leader for our commitment to workplace health and safety. This honor was awarded by Health Links™, a nonprofit program of the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.

City Manager Greg Caton states, “This is an honor for our organization to receive this designation and it really speaks to the hard work our Human Resources personnel, as well as our employees, have put into making health and wellness a priority. Wellness is such an important workplace foundation because not only does it touch employee health, it also affects productivity and morale, which in turn impacts our success in providing customer service to the community. This is a designation all City employees can take pride in.”

The City was recognized for the overall wellness package that is provided to our employees, which includes upper leadership support of a healthy workplace/wellness, resources dedicated to wellness programming (nutrition, mental health, physical activity, stress management, biometric screening, incentives), employee health benefits, and a highly motivated wellness committee that has worked with individual work groups to create a healthy workplace culture.

The City’s wellness program is offered to all City employees including full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Employees are embracing the power of wellness and have done a number of creative things to make the wellness program meaningful to their individual work groups. Activities have included sponsoring a blood drive, a water challenge, ‘Get up and Move’ challenge, a hiking group, an advanced directives class, chair massages, on site yoga classes and a “Maintain not Gain” holiday challenge.

The Certified Healthy Workplace Leader designation is the highest level of recognition offered by Health Links; awarded only to organizations that have continually demonstrated the highest level of commitment and dedicated resources to team member and community health and safety.

Recognition as a Healthy Workplace is based on an organization’s score on Health Links’ Healthy Workplace Assessment™, an evidence-based online questionnaire. Health Links not only offers an assessment, they also provide personalized advising and access to proven resources to help organizations and their teams champion health and safety.


About Health Links

Health Links™ is a mentoring program that champions health and safety at work. We offer evidence-based Healthy Workplace Certification and advising to help organizations and their team members achieve Total Worker Health®.  As a nonprofit based in the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, our deep experience as researchers and industry trailblazers informs everything we do for you.

Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

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