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The Healthy Arizona Worksites

Making an impact statewide

See how this no-cost program from the Arizona Department of Health Services offers health and wellness benefits to our community at large.

  • 1902

    Trained Worksites

  • 357

    AZ Scorecard Users

  • 246

    Worksites awarded

Evidence-based healthy worksite initiatives have been shown to reduce costs associated with health care, absenteeism and presenteeism. In addition, they have been linked to increased productivity as healthy employees have been shown to be more productive.

Identified as part of the 2013 Arizona State Health Improvement Plan, workplace health and wellness became a priority for public health officials. The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health have since managed the program offering all services fully funded to Arizona employers.

Become a Healthy AZ Worksite

None of this could have been done alone. [It] was a collaborative effort between us and everybody in the community.

Why Worksite Wellness?

What Makes Us Different?

We are not a wellness vendor or employee health insurance provider. As the state’s most-trusted resource for building evidence-based healthy workplaces, we strive to improve the health and well-being of all Arizona workers by offering employers and employee wellness professionals evidenced based training, tools, and step-by-step resources employers can use to tailor a workplace health program to their unique workplace needs.

Developed by an expert panel of representatives from the federal, state, academic, and private sector, HAWP uses the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Worksite Health Score Card as the foundational resource and framework. Just as our worksites and employee environments continue to evolve over time the scorecard incorporates new data and evidence-based approaches to offer reliable insight into workplace health.

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Our History

In 2013, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) identified worksite health and wellness as a priority in the Arizona State Health Improvement Plan (AzHIP). That year ADHS rolled out a statewide public health initiative aimed at Arizona worksites called the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program (HAWP). Funded through state Proposition 300 Tobacco Tax per ARS 36-770, HAWP provides Arizona employers with no cost training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based worksite wellness initiatives.

HAWP was initiated to engage worksites in the Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework that supported the state’s Health in Arizona Policy Initiatives (HAPI) program. In 2015, when the HAPI program was folded into the Healthy People Health Communities (HPHC) Integrated Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), the statewide HAWP transferred to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) under their HPHC IGA with ADHS

The MCDPH has successfully overseen the program until mid-year 2022 when transition of the program back to ADHS began. ADHS has been working with the MCDPH to transition all program components back to ADHS under the Bureau of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. ADHS now solely oversees the statewide HAWP.



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