The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) provides free training, tools and resources to help businesses support employee health and wellness. By participating in HAWP, employers will learn how to implement evidence-based, comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives to support the health of their employees, their businesses, and the communities in which they live and operate. Additionally, by participating in HAWP, employers have the opportunity to share their worksite wellness experiences and learn from each other.
The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes employers for their efforts to support employee health and wellness. There are three levels of the award: Copper, Silver and Gold. Each level of the award requires employers to attend the HAWP 101 training, obtain a letter of leadership support for worksite wellness, complete the CDC Worksite Health Sccorecard, and write a worksite health improvement plan. The higher levels of the award- Silver and Gold- require implementation of additional worksite wellness initiatives. To receive the Gold level of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, employers must be evaluating their initiatives.
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a statewide public health initiative offered through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Employers that attend the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program 101 training receive tools and resources to help them develop worksite wellness initiatives that meet the needs of their employees and businesses. In addition to the materials that are presented at the HAWP 101 training, HAWP program participants will receive access to toolkits that will help them create a worksite health improvement plan (Toolkit access is provided after an employer attends the HAWP 101 training.). Completing the HAWP 101 training also is the first step to being able to apply for the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award.
There currently are two versions of the HAWP 101 training. One lasts for 6 hours and the other is a 4.5 hour class. Please see the event calendar for upcoming training dates.
There is no cost for employers to participate in the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program.
HAWP has been designed for small, medium and large employers.
Although the HAWP 101 training is not currently offered via webinar, HAWP offers webinars on a variety of additional topics to support employee health and wellness. Some examples of past webinars include Leading with People: How Lincoln Industries Succeeds at Worksite Wellness and Champion Skills for Wellness Cultures. Please check the event calendar for upcoming webinars.
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For Work Improvement Plans
Your goals support the overall vision and progress can be measured through long-term and intermediate outcomes, which often can be achieved within 3 to 5 years.
Goal 1: Support employees in achieving the recommended amount of physical activity (according to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans).
Goal 2: Support employees in eating a healthy diet consistent with the 2010 dietary guidelines (developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services).
- Objectives support the overall goal, and progress can be measured through short-term and intermediate outcomes, as well as measuring achievements in the implementation process.
- Your worksite can take quantitative measures (employee data, surveys, observation) as well as qualitative measures (focus groups, surveys with open-ended questions, comment boxes).
- All objectives should be “SMART” (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound).
Objective 1: By <insert date>, <insert percent> of employees will engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity <insert number> days a week.
Objective 2: By <insert date>, identify and implement at least three strategies that will increase access to healthy food choices among at least <insert percent> of employees.
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