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Posted on: August 30, 2018

City of Panama City Announced 2018 Health at Work Award Winner


The City of Panama City has been announced a Silver winner of the 14th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations who promote employee health and wellness. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.

“We applaud the City of Panama City for promoting health and wellness and improving the lives of employees,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych.

"We focus on helping our employees become educated to prevent illnesses by encouraging health screenings and wellness exams, adopting healthy eating habits and adding exercise to our lifestyle,” said Cheryl Furr, the City's Human Resources Director.

Some highlights of City of Panama City’s health and wellness program include:

  • Annual Health Screening and Wellness Fair
  • Quarterly Blood Pressure Check
  • Healthy Seminars focusing on keeping blood pressure in check or adopting healthy eating habits
  • Race Around the World or Step into Sports to encourage employees to be active

The Health at Work Awards are sponsored by ComPsych and its HealthyGuidance® program. HealthyGuidance is a comprehensive and consultative wellness program that addresses the full continuum of employee issues and targets behavioral and lifestyle issues before they become significant illnesses. Drawing upon ComPsych’s behavioral health expertise, HealthyGuidance uses a high-touch approach that empowers employees to make healthy changes through health risk assessments, biometric on-site testing, tobacco cessation, lifestyle coaching and weight management programs as well as technology, fitness apps and incentive administration.

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