Miami University – Top Stories
by Kristal Humphrey, university news and communications
Miami University has been selected by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 2018 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati finalist.
Miami is one of 25 Greater Cincinnati companies recognized for its commitment to fostering wellness in the workplace.
Healthiest Employers is a national research firm that collects and measures corporate health data to empower the wellness industry. They sponsor wellness recognition events in more than 45 U.S. cities, and the “Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati” is the regional event recognizing Miami.
The process to qualify for this designation began with the completion of an online assessment to measure wellness programming in six key categories:
Foundational components—the components that follow best practices in health promotion and address important health measures.
Communications and marketing.
Programming and interventions.
Reporting and analytics.
[embedded content]Miami has promoted wellness in the workplace since 2009, and the success of the program began with a commitment from senior leadership. With leadership’s support, the program has evolved over the years, and the benefits currently include (but are not limited to) the avoidance of detrimental health risks, discounted health premiums and resources that support healthy choices, such as:
Active Living—Fitness 4 Life, Team Miami 5K training, HawkWalk.
Healthy Eating—cooking classes, Way to Go H2O Hydration Challenge, healthy vending.
Preventive Health—Healthy Miami Premium Discount Program, blood pressure checks, mobile mammography.
Tobacco Free—Tobacco cessation classes, Tobacco -Free Campus events.
Work and Life Support —Stress Less resources, Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work/Life programs, on-site Employee Health Center, dedicated mother’s rooms on campuses.
The goals of the wellness program mirror the vision of Healthy Campus 2020, which is a set of goals for improving the overall health status at Miami. It includes national health objectives for students, faculty and staff that provide a framework that the wellness program …