DATE CHANGE: The 2024 HAWP Awards Event will be on Monday, June 17th at the Desert Willow Conference Center!

HOW TO BECOME A

HEALTHY ARIZONA WORKSITE

7 Steps to Becoming a Healthy Arizona Worksite

Check out the 7 steps below to get your worksite awarded this year! Each step below will guide you to the appropriate linked resource to complete that step. You can also learn about the award process on this recorded webinar, The HAWP Award Process: What You Need to Know.

  • STEP 1: HAWP 101 TRAINING

    The first step in applying for the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award is to attend a Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) 101 training. The HAWP training has been developed to help organizations learn how to implement evidence-based worksite health initiatives that can improve business and employee health.

    If you are new to your worksite and have not attended this training, you will need to complete it before beginning the application process. If you have already completed the HAWP 101 training, you DO NOT have to attend a new training again.

    See Upcoming Training Sessions
  • STEP 2: LETTER OF SUPPORT

    Obtain a letter of support from organization’s leadership to announce the wellness program and demonstrate commitment.

    Get a Sample Letter of Support
  • STEP 3: IDENTIFY WELLNESS CHAMPION/TEAM

    Use this handy tip sheet for ideas on creating a cohesive wellness team.

    Read the Tip Sheet
  • STEP 4: CDC WORKSITE HEALTH SCORECARD ASSESSMENT

    The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. Every worksite must complete a new CDC Worksite Health Scorecard every application year.

    Complete the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard for Arizona employers to assess your workplace. Make sure you ONLY submit the scorecard via the following link:

    Start the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard (Arizona Employers)

  • STEP 5: WORKSITE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN

    Your Worksite Health Improvement Plan (WHIP) is critical to successfully implementing and sustaining workplace wellness programs.

    Use the Worksite Health Improvement Template
    *ADDITIONAL STEPS REQUIRED FOR SILVER, GOLD, AND PLATINUM AWARD LEVELS

  • STEP 6: POLICY AND CHANGE IMPLEMENTATION

    Use your CDC Workplace Health Scorecard results (and other additional assessments) to indicate what employee wellness areas need more policy support to be comprehensive. Then use the Employer Resources section of this site to find template policies and tools to implement change.

    See the Employer Resources
    *ADDITIONAL STEPS REQUIRED FOR SILVER, GOLD, AND PLATINUM AWARD LEVELS

  • STEP 7: HAWP AWARD APPLICATION

    You’re so close! This is the final step to apply for your Healthy Arizona Worksite Award. This application on average takes 30 minutes to complete and is recommended to be completed by your wellness team lead.

    If your worksite has previously received a Copper, Silver, or Gold HAWP Award and wishes to remain at their current level, you are only required to submit a new CDC ScoreCard, NOT a new application.

    Worksites that wish to go on to the next level MUST submit a new application.

    If you previously received a Platinum Award, you MUST submit a new CDC ScoreCard and application. Make sure to attach the narrative of the healthy community partnership strategy to you application.

    Start the HAWP Award Application Online

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