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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Recognizes 127 Statewide Employers at Annual Award Event

HAWP Awards

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2018

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Katie Potter, MCDPH | | Mobile | 602.622.7342

Phoenix  – Today, the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) held its annual recognition event at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. 127 businesses from across the state were recognized with Copper, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards for their worksite wellness program strategies. 

Dr. Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and Sherry Haskins, HAWP Program Manager, were on hand to address employers and thank them for their commitment to employee health and wellness. 

In addition to the annual awards recognition, the program provides guidance to create a healthy workplace culture and tools proven to improve employee health and wellness, free of charge.

“I want to congratulate all of the employers that have made a commitment to creating healthy worksites,” Dr. Christ said. “When employers implement programs to create healthier places to work, they are developing more engaged workforce and contributing to the overall health of our communities. I encourage more employers from both the public and private sectors to implement programs that will make their workplaces healthier places for their employees.”   

To date, hundreds of corporations, healthcare organizations, public agencies, and educational institutions have used the program’s evidenced-based worksite wellness tool known as CDC Workplace Health Scorecard. “This scorecard helps businesses benchmark their own success annually and compare scores with companies of comparable size,” says Sherry Haskins. “With so many creative ways a business can create a culture of health for employees, having a tool like the scorecard is key to prioritizing needs and health outcomes.”  More than 83% of businesses returned to use the scorecard in 2018.”

At today’s event, employers were recognized by HAWP in four distinct categories depending on the tangible steps taken to improve the health and wellbeing of their worksites. This criteria can be found on the HAWP website at Attached please find a list of award winners.

The next HAWP 101 training is scheduled for June 1.  All interested employers can register at

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). Its mission is to help employers learn how to successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses.

2018 Healthy Arizona Worksites Award Winners


  • AEA Federal Credit Union
  • Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage
  • Cartwright School District
  • Colorado River Schools
  • EAGLE College Preparatory School - South Mountain
  • Esperanca, Inc.
  • Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care & Surgery Center
  • Glendale Elementary School District
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Ideas Collide
  • Navajo County Government
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
  • Pima County
  • Prescott Unified School District
  • RSP Architects
  • Southwest Human Development
  • Terros Health
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Wigwam
  • WageWorks


  • A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Arizona Multihousing Association
  • Arrington Watkins Architects
  • Cambridge Benefit Solutions
  • City of Cottonwood
  • City of San Luis
  • Empowerment Systems, Inc.
  • FSL
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber
  • HACI Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health
  • Nucor Steel Kingman, LLC
  • SEABHS SouthEastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • Wellness Connections
  • Yavapai College


  • Adelante Healthcare
  • Albertsons Companies
  • American Woodmark Corporation- Kingman Plant
  • Arizona Department of Administration
  • Arizona Shower Door
  • Arizona State University
  • Beatitudes Campus
  • Benson Hospital
  • Bryan University
  • Capital Lumber
  • CARF International
  • Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
  • Cenpatico Integrated Care
  • City of Avondale
  • City of Chandler
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Goodyear
  • City of Maricopa
  • City of Phoenix Fit4Phoenix Employee Wellness Program
  • City of Scottsdale
  • City of Tucson
  • Cochise County
  • COPE Community Services, Inc.
  • Crane School District
  • Delta Dental of Arizona
  • Endurance International Group
  • ECA, Inc.
  • Fennemore Craig, PC
  • Gila County
  • Graham County
  • Henderson Engineers, Inc.
  • Horizon Community Learning Center
  • La Paz County
  • Maricopa County Wellness Works
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Mesa Public Schools
  • Mountain Park Health Center
  • NXP USA, Inc.
  • Partners in Recovery, LLC.
  • PayPal
  • Peoria Unified School District 11
  • PepsiCo
  • Pima County Health Department
  • Pima Federal Credit Union
  • Pinal County
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Robson Resort Communities
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Somerton School District #11
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Stanfield Elementary School District
  • State Farm
  • Stevenson Elementary
  • The Be Kind People Project
  • The Growers Company, Inc.
  • Town of Gilbert
  • Thrive@RM, Republic Media's Employee Engagement Committee
  • University of Arizona Life & Work Connections
  • Village Health Clubs & Spas
  • WebPT
  • West-MEC
  • Yavapai County Community Health Services


  • Alhambra Elementary School District
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Cigna 
  • City of Mesa
  • City of Peoria
  • City of Yuma
  • Dignity Health Arizona
  • El Rio Health Center, Inc.
  • Greenlee County
  • Humana 
  • JP Griffin Group
  • Lovitt & Touche
  • Luke AFB
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Pima Community College
  • Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community
  • Sandra Day O'Conner High School
  • SmartPractice
  • Sun Health
  • Town of Prescott Valley
  • U-Haul 
  • Valley Schools
  • Yuma County Government
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center

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