The City of Battle Ground was recognized by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) with the WellCity Award of Excellence for the City’s outstanding worksite wellness program for 2013. This is the 10th consecutive year the City has earned the award.
The AWC WellCity Award recognizes cities and towns that demonstrate best practices in employee health promotion by meeting the minimum criteria in each of nine WellCity standards; policies and procedures, leadership support, wellness committee, internal and external resources, needs assessment, worksite environment, operating plan, mix of program activities and evaluation.
Cities who earn the WellCity Award benefit by a reduction in the cost of AWC employee health coverage; the award will save the City approximately $7,500 in 2014. Other benefits include improved morale, increased productivity and reduced use of sick leave, compensation claims and health care utilization and costs.