The city of Albuquerque has receive a top honor for its commitment to health.
The Wellness Council of America has designated the city as a Platinum Well Workplace, recognizing it as one of the nation’s healthiest workplaces in 2022. The platinum status demonstrates that the city implements “A comprehensive program that is strategic and integral to the organization and its employees’ well-being,” according to a press release dated Wednesday.
It states that the city of Albuquerque promotes health and wellness throughout the organization by focusing of preventative care, healthy habits and through medical benefits. “In Albuquerque, we are committed to promoting health and well-being everywhere, including within our own teams,” Mayor Tim Keller said. “From nutrition, exercise and smoking cessation programs, our expanding wellness campaigns help folds stay healthy and happy and provide better services for the people of Albuquerque as a result.”
In order to receive the recognition, the wellness council reviewed the city’s workplace on seven benchmark characteristics: committed and aligned leadership; collaboration in support of wellness; collecting meaningful data to evolve a wellness strategy; crafting an operating plan; choosing initiatives that support the whole employee; cultivate supportive health-promoting environments, policies and practices; and conduct evaluation, communicate, celebrate and integrate. More details on each benchmark can be found here.