American Heart Association again recognizes UAB’s wellness efforts

UAB received the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite and Worksite Innovation Award recognition.

awardsFor the seventh year in a row, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, and for the fourth year in a row, UAB has received the Worksite Innovation Award.  

The AHA Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. The Worksite Innovation Award goes to worksites that creatively implement programs to promote physical activity in the workplace and/or community.

“It is a privilege to be nationally recognized for these honors as we continue to build a culture of health,” said Meg Baker, UAB Employee Wellness coordinator. “UAB is committed to providing a healthy and happy workplace for employees because we know it’s the right thing to do. As we continue to embrace a culture of health, our employees will be happier, be more productive, and have improved well-being and less absenteeism, and we will attract new employees.”

More information on the UAB Employee Wellness program can be found online