CLEARWATER - Pinellas County’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle to its employees earned it the Well Deserved and Golden Apple awards from UnitedHealthcare.
The annual Well Deserved award is presented to a select group of employers across the country that demonstrate effective worksite wellness programs. Thirteen organizations received a Well Deserved award this year with four multi-year recipients, including Pinellas County, also honored with a Golden Apple award.
“For the second consecutive year, we are proud to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare,” said Peggy Rowe, director of Human Resources. “A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. As public servants, we are obligated to not only serve our residents effectively, but also responsibly by setting the right examples. I’m proud of how our employees have responded.”
The county promotes a healthy lifestyle to employees through wellness education and activities. Employees have access to a wellness center, receive a monthly wellness newsletter and can earn incentives for meeting health goals and completing approved health and wellness activities. Additionally, each department has a designated employee wellness champion who advocates a healthy and active lifestyle to their coworkers.