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Category: Recognition

July 31, 2014

Real change takes time — and size, indeed, does matter

People often ask us how long it takes to make sustainable healthy changes in a workplace or school. As the chart shows, the average time it takes an employer to improve one letter grade in WorkHealthy America is less than one year. Typically, the fewer the number of employees, the faster changes can be made. Learn more about WorkHealthy America and how…

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July 7, 2014

Nonprofit childcare center earns Excellence rating

Partners in Learning, a nonprofit childcare center on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, has earned the Excellence Recognition in WorkHealthy America, signifying Prevention Partners' highest standard for healthy workplaces. Unique to the center's mission, the wellness committee at Partners in Learning integrated many of its staff policies and initiatives into its curriculum, creating a healthy environment for staff members and children at…

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July 3, 2014

Southeastern Health reaches Excellence level

Congratulations to Southeastern Health of Lumberton, NC, our latest organization to reach the national Excellence Recognition for top marks in all four topics of WorkHealthy America. Southeastern's staff has worked hard over the last year to bring its mediocre grades up to straight As in tobacco, physical activity, nutrition and overall culture of wellness. Building off Vidant Health’s very comprehensive healthy food policy, Southeastern made its…

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June 5, 2014

Congrats to 2014 Prevention Award honorees

Each year, Prevention Partners recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to creating healthier places to live, work and receive care. These are the outstanding catalysts who motivate others; the worksites that encourage healthier employees; the media partners who educate the public; and the legislators who make tough policy change happen. At our Annual Meeting on June 4, 2014,…

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Prevention Partners excellence awards

2014 Annual Meeting celebrates healthy places and ripple effects of prevention

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Prevention Partners honored a slate of Excellence Award winners and hosted a panel discussion featuring three national partners at its 16th Annual Meeting today, June 4, 2014, in Chapel Hill, NC. The meeting is the first since the nonprofit organization’s rebranding from NC Prevention Partners in January 2014. Its products now reach into 27 states, supporting…

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Prevention Partners panel Janet Collins Susan Kansagra Joe McQuade
April 16, 2014

Broughton Hospital earns highest award for healthy workplaces

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Broughton Hospital in Morganton, NC, is the first state agency to earn the Excellence Recognition, Prevention Partners’ highest standard for healthy workplaces. The award signals that Broughton, a state hospital serving western North Carolinians with mental health issues, has completed a rigorous transformation in workplace health and prevention. Organizations reach the excellence level by scoring straight…

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January 28, 2014

Prevention Partners announces new WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition

Prevention Partners announces its newest recognition for achieving the highest standards in worksite health and prevention. When your organization completes an assessment and receives an “A” or “A+” on the Culture of Wellness module - and straight A’s on all other topic-area assessments (Tobacco-Free, Physical Activity & Nutrition) within one year – you become eligible to receive Prevention Partners’ Excellence…

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January 3, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America in Waco, TX Receives Gold Star Recognition

Prevention Partners is pleased to recognize the Mars Chocolate North America site in Waco, TX with the Gold Star award for meeting the requirements for a tobacco-free worksite. On June 30, 2013, Mars Chocolate NA in Waco, TX implemented a tobacco-free property policy. Executive leadership began communicating about the upcoming policy six months prior to rolling it out and initiated…

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November 4, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America site receives Gold Star

Prevention Partners recognizes the Mars Chocolate North America site in Cleveland, Tennessee, for meeting our Gold Star requirements of a tobacco-free worksite. On August 1, 2013, Mars Chocolate NA in Cleveland, TN implemented a tobacco-free property policy. Executive leadership began communicating early with associates about the upcoming policy and initiated a planning committee that represented both tobacco users and non-users to…

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Lowcountry Community Action Agency recognized as first non-hospital worksite in South Carolina to receive Gold Medal award

Lowcountry Community Action Agency (LCAA) has been recognized as the first Gold Medal business in South Carolina as part of Working Well, a collaboration between the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and Prevention Partners. LCAA was confirmed South Carolina’s only Gold Medal business worksite on October 29th for reaching the highest standard of excellence in providing all staff the access…

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