Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite
In 2016, the County of Riverside has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.
To earn this recognition, the County of Riverside demonstrated that physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities to the organization. Through the organization’s Culture of Health, the County has proven their commitment to providing the best workplace environment possible that benefits their employees’ health and produce even more positive results for the worksite overall. As a gold-level employer, the County of Riverside:
- Offers employees physical activity options in the workplace.
- Increased healthy eating options at the worksite.
- Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
- Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
CEO George Johnson's Pledge to Create a Culture of Physical Activity
In June 2017, County Executive Office George Johnson signed The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's CEO Pledge.
CEOs who sign the Pledge agree to implement at least six of the strategies to create a culture of physical activity in their
workplaces. A mix of strategies from each category – behavioral, educational, and environmental/policy - is encouraged.
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Jennifer D'UrsoHealth and Well-being Program Administrator