August 5, 2014

Director Armstrong will attend the following National Night Out locations:

  1. Ashton Oaks Neighborhood Watch: 1800-1830

Location- 4643 Amanda Oaks Circle (Ridgeway)

  1. Hein Park Neighborhood Association: 1830-1900

*Location- 754 West Drive (Crump)

  1. Vollintine Evergreen  Community: 1900-1930

*Location- 1680 Jackson Avenue (Crump)

  1. Klondike Smokey City  Community: 1930-2000

*Location- 943 Vollintine Avenue (S. Main)

* Denotes locations with Director Armstrong and Mayor Wharton

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2014

Governor’s Foundation Recognizes Healthier Tennessee Workplaces

New designation celebrates commitment to employee health and wellness

NASHVILLE – The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced that 73 businesses and institutions across the state have been named as Healthier Tennessee Workplaces, the first to receive the awards in a new program to recognize organizations that encourage and enable employees to live a healthy lifestyle both at work and at home.

“We all have a role to play in improving the health of our state, and the organizations we recognize today are helping lead the way,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “They have demonstrated a clear commitment to providing a culture of wellness in their workplaces and are having an impact on employee health, and in turn, the health of our state.”

Healthier Tennessee Workplaces have certified that they have a wellness program in place that does the following:

  • Encourages and enables physical activity in the workplace
  • Offers healthy eating options at work
  • Provides a tobacco-free environment and help with tobacco cessation
  • Encourages and enables employees to monitor their own health through regular health risk assessments, screenings or check-ups
  • Rewards and recognizes employees for participating in health and wellness activities and achieving health improvements

 

Rick Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Governor’s Foundation, praised the inaugural group that is being recognized.  “The leaders of these Healthier Tennessee Workplaces have created a culture of wellness that encourages and enables employees to be healthier, more productive, and more satisfied with their jobs.  It’s good for business, and it’s good for Tennessee.”

Places of employment can apply at any time throughout the year. The designation is granted for one full year with an opportunity to renew on an annual basis.

Those interested in becoming a Healthier Tennessee Workplace should apply at www.healthiertn.com/workplace. A company representative must register for Small Starts @ Work, then use the Small Starts tool to enter information about the healthy practices the company has in place to promote physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco cessation.

Companies that don’t currently have an ongoing wellness program can use Small Starts @ Work, a free, online tool, available through the Healthier Tennessee initiative, to get started and become eligible.

Small Starts @ Work provides employers with tips, ideas and actions to help employees get healthier together.  It is simple to use and can be adapted for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The toolkit is optimized for use on desktops, tablets and smartphones.  

About the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives. Based in Nashville, the Foundation brings together a statewide coalition of employers, health insurers, hospital systems, local governments, school systems and healthcare-focused foundations and

community organizations to effect positive, measurable change. The Foundation’s Healthier Tennessee initiative strives to increase the number of Tennesseans who are physically active for at least 30 minutes five times a week, promote a healthy diet, and reduce the number of people who use tobacco.

Healthier Tennessee Workplaces

East Tennessee

BAE Systems

Baptist Medical Group

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Knoxville

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Northeast Tennessee

Cigna

City of Chattanooga

Eastman Chemical Company

JD Metals

Knox County Health Dept.

Laughlin Memorial Hospital

LeConte Companies

Mountain States Health Alliance

Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office

Southern Adventist University

Sullivan County Regional Health Dept.

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

Volkswagen Chattanooga

YMCA of East Tennessee

 

 

Middle Tennessee

American Heart Association – Greater Nashville

Amerigroup of Tennessee

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Nashville

Healthways

Leadership Tennessee

LifePoint Hospitals – Hospital Support Center

Nissan North America

NourishWise

OnLife Health

Rutherford County Health Department

State of Tennessee

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee

United Ways of Tennessee

UT Extension – Sumner County

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt Health 100 Oaks

Walgreens

Williamson County Government

 

 

West Tennessee

Baker Donelson

Baptist Medical Group

Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Collierville

Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis

Baptist Memorial Hospital – Tipton

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Jackson

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Memphis

Church Health Center

First Horizon National Corporation

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC

Medtronic Spine

Memphis Business Group on Health

Methodist Extended Care Hospital

Methodist Fayette Hospital

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist North Hospital

Methodist South Hospital

Methodist University Hospital

Regional One Health

Rhodes College

Ring Companies

Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett

Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis

Shelby County Government

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The City of Germantown Government

The City of Memphis Government

The University of Memphis

United Way of the Midsouth

West Tennessee Healthcare



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