Businesses, schools, houses of faith, or non-profit organizations that engage the well-being of their employees, are transforming the state into a place where everyone can enjoy a healthy future. To recognize these partners, Live HealthSmart Alabama developed the Designation, an honor that is bestowed upon organizations who commit to a healthier Alabama.

 

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What Are the Benefits of the Designation?

 

  • Organizations who are working toward a designation will receive a tailored health and wellness assessment that addresses an organization's needs, set priorities, evaluation of strategies, and an implementation timeline.
  • To facilitate the implementation of healthy initiatives, organizations will also get assistance and support from medical providers, registered dieticians, exercise physiologists, landscape architects, graphic designers, and communication specialists.
  • As a designation, your organization is invited to join the Live HealthSmart Alabama coalition—a diverse group that reinforces the efforts of Live HealthSmart Alabama through improvements to healthy eating, physical activity, and prevention & wellness.
  • As opportunities arise, organizations with our Designation will get public recognition and visibility through:

      • Social Media
      • - Promotion on LHSA/MHERC Platforms Guaranteed

        - External Platforms Cannot Be Guaranteed

    • Press Releases
    • Television Interviews
    • Human Interest Stories
    • Acknowledgment in Publications
  • As a Designation, you will be invited to join Live HealthSmart Alabama's quarterly virtual and/or in-person meetings and healthy-living workshops.

 

 

 


 

What Changes Are We Working Toward?

When talking about the changes Live HealthSmart Alabama is trying to make in the community, they can be broken down into three categories.

 


  Designations Policy  Designations Systems  Designations Environment 

 

What's the Next Step?

 

 Designation Step One
Designation Step Two
Designation Step Three

 

The Designation Toolkit

The Designation Toolkit

As a Designated Partner, your organization has access to resources that help promote and spotlight this achievement. From social media graphics and letterhead to a press release and email signatures, we've got you covered. To access, please contact your Live HealthSmart Alabama representative for the password.

 





Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Live HealthSmart Alabama?
    Live HealthSmart Alabama (LHSA) is a transformational movement to make good health simple for all Alabamians. Fueled by a network of more than 100 partners, trusted community relationships, proven revitalization strategies, and layered programming, LHSA strives to decrease the incidence of chronic disease and provide greater health equity across the state. Visit our about page to learn more.
  • What is a Live HealthSmart Designation?
    A Live HealthSmart Alabama Designation is an honor given to organizations that commit to making good health simple for their employees and communities. These organizations promote and encourage their employees and community members to live healthier lives and foster an environment for healthy behaviors to become habits.
  • What are the benefits of the designation?

    • Organizations who are working toward a Designation will receive a tailored health and wellness assessment that addresses an organization's needs, set priorities, evaluationof strategies, and an implementation timeline.
    • To facilitate the implementation of healthy initiatives, organizations will also get assistance and support from medical providers, registered dieticians, exercise physiologists, landscape architects, graphic designers, and communication specialists.
    • As a Designated Partner, your organization is invited to join the Live HealthSmart Alabama coalition—a diverse group that reinforces the efforts of Live HealthSmart Alabama through improvements to healthy eating, physical activity, and prevention & wellness.
    • As opportunities arise, LHSA Designated Partners will receive public recognition and visibility through:

    - Social Media
    - Promotion on LHSA/MHERC social platforms is guaranteed
    - Promotion on external platforms is not guaranteed
    -Press Releases
    -Stories will be promoted to local television stations and local publications

    • As a LHSA Designated Partner, you will be invited to join Live HealthSmart Alabama's quarterly virtual and/or in-person meetings and healthy-living workshops.

  • How do I make Good Health Simple for my employees and community members?
    By encouraging employees to take short physical activity breaks or exercise snacks during the day. Ensuring that clean, cool water is always available at no cost. Promoting healthy options in on-site vending machines, in meetings, and encouraging healthy lunch options when bringing items from home. Offer educational sessions regarding health, wellness, skills and more.
  • How do I become a Live HealthSmart Alabama Designed Partner?
    Start by reviewing our website and completing our quick quiz to find out if your organization is ready. If you feel your organization is ready now you can proceed with completing the designation application.
  • What happens after I complete an application?
    You’ll receive a confirmation email that your application was received and someone from our team will contact you with next steps. Your application will be reviewed and a meeting will be scheduled to learn more about your current employee wellness efforts. You’ll learn during this meeting if you are a successful applicant.
  • What if my organization was not selected to be a Designed Partner?
    If your organization is not ready to complete the full application, a team member will help you develop a plan to meet all requirements. After you implement your plan, you may resubmit your application and LHSA will review your revised application.
  • What resources will I have access to once I’m a designee?
    You’ll have access to a health and wellness toolkits that you can download and utilize. You will have the opportunity to invite your employees to join educational lunch and learns from UAB partners and experts.
  • What happens after I am granted a Designation?
    You will be invited to attend a designation ceremony with other organizations that have received a designation. This ceremony will honor those that are making strides toward a healthier Alabama. From there you will receive access to our designee toolkit, invitations to lunch and learns and invitations to attend coalition meetings. Your organization will be invited to take part in roundtable discussions with other designation leaders to continue on a path to make good health simple in Alabama.
  • Ordering Live HealthSmart Alabama Designation promotional items
    Once you are selected you will receive a form you may use to order an initial supply of Live HealthSmart Alabama promotional items. For future orders, you will need to purchase the items. We will give you the Live HealthSmart Alabama Designed Partner logo so you can co-brand additional items.
  • What if my organization is a school?
      You can absolutely participate if you are a school. The health and wellness of our students is key in creating a healthier population in the long run. How to start the process to become a Live HealthSmart Alabama School:
    • Adopt healthy vending and school cafeteria options, including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unprocessed foods.
    • Increase opportunities for physical activity for students who don’t participate in team or competitive sports.
    • Encourage students to get 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
    • Develop a school health council to review and monitor prevention and wellness goals.
  • What if my organization is a restaurant?
      The places we go to enjoy food are at the heart of a healthy community. How to start the process to become a Live HealthSmart Alabama Restaurant:
    • Include nutritional information on all printed and displayed menus. This should include information on calories, fat, carbohydrates, and sodium.
    • Indicate heart-healthy menu items with a star, check, or heart, to make choosing healthy menu items easier for customers.
    • Offer competitive pricing or discounts for healthy menu options.
  • What if my organization is a business?
      Live HealthSmart businesses engage the well-being of their employees, transforming Alabama into a state where everyone can enjoy a healthy future. How to start the process to become a Live HealthSmart Business:
    • Encourage employees to take short physical activity breaks or “exercise snacks” during the day.
    • Ensure that clean, cool water is always available to employees at no cost.
    • Post promotional signage on vending machines to promote the healthier items.
    • Host annual educational sessions including, but not limited to, the relationship between lifestyle and health, weight management, smoking cessation, healthy lifestyle choices, and behavioral change and skill building programs.
  • What if I’m not classified as a school, restaurant, or business?

    If you feel your organization doesn’t fall into any of these categories, reach out through our contact us page and someone from our team will contact you to learn more about your organization.