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North Carolina Culture of Wellness Award Winners Announced by NCBGH

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Winners of the first annual employer Culture of Wellness Award have been announced by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH), presented at their NCBGH Spring Forum in Greensboro. The award recognizes the best employer wellbeing programs across the state; companies committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees.

Employer programs were rated across seven components:
- Leadership Commitment
- Culture, Foundation, Policies
- Program Offerings / Tools / Incentives
- Strategic Planning / Communications
- Reporting Metrics & Evaluation
- Organization Engagement Data
- Innovation / Technology

Two awards were presented based on employer size. Alex Lee, Inc. was declared the winner in the "Large Employer" category, and Cleveland County Government in the "Small/Midsize Employer" category.

"Alex Lee is honored to have been selected as the winner of the first annual Culture of Wellness Award for the Large Employer Category," said Kim Davis, Hickory based Alex Lee's Sr. Director of HR Operations, Compensation and Benefits. "Alex Lee and all its subsidiaries - Lowes Foods, Merchants Distributors, Souto Foods, and W. Lee Flowers - place priority on health and wellness. We consider ourselves a family and we strive to build and uphold a strong sense of community. Providing a comprehensive wellness strategy, with health initiatives and benefits, is a defining part of our culture. Our focus is on our people and our commitment to their health."

Rebecca Rhinehardt, Safety Risk Coordinator, accepted the award for Cleveland County stating, "Cleveland County is honored to have received the 2022 Culture of Wellness Award. Our programs would not be possible without the commitment to employee health demonstrated by our commissioners and leadership team. Our success is 100% driven by our employee engagement."

"We had many North Carolina employers apply for the award, all for excellent programs demonstrating remarkable overall commitment to the wellbeing of their workforce and families," said Jon Rankin, CEO of North Carolina Business Group on Health. "Ultimately, these two organizations came out on top, outstanding across all award components."

About North Carolina Business Group on Health:

Founded in 2011, NCBGH is a non-profit coalition of employers and other key healthcare stakeholders across the state using their collective voice to influence decisions and impact the quality and cost of healthcare delivery systems across North Carolina. For more information, visit https://ncbgh.org.

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North Carolina Business Group on Health Launches Culture of Wellness Awards to Recognize Employer Wellness Programs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Starting today, North Carolina employers can apply for first-ever Culture of Wellness Awards, presented by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH). The awards recognize the best employer wellbeing programs across the state and are open to employers of all sizes. Companies can apply at NCBGH.org/wellness through February 14, and winners will be announced at NCBGH's annual Spring Forum in May.

Through these awards, NCBGH will recognize companies committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees. Research suggests that a healthy workforce is tied to greater employee engagement, business productivity, and overall economic prosperity. The Culture of Wellness Awards were established, in partnership with health service company Cigna, to honor NCBGH founding member and wellness champion Chris Cote.

Applications may be submitted today through February 14, 2022 at https://ncbgh.org/wellness and will be evaluated by NCBGH and Cigna across seven components:

* Leadership Commitment
- Senior leadership involvement and support

* Culture, Foundation, Policies
- Wellbeing embedded in culture
- Length of program in place
- Policies to support wellbeing

* Program Offerings / Tools / Incentives
- Pillars/Dimensions of Health
- Onsite, telephonic, digital (online) programs
- Rewards for participating/engaging

* Strategic Planning / Communications
- Goals and objectives/multi-year strategy
- Branding of wellness program
- Channels of communication
- Components utilized in planning

* Reporting Metrics & Evaluation
- Reporting date utilized for program planning
- Reporting back to population
- Means of evaluation

* Organization Engagement Data
- Health risk assessment completion
- Preventive care visits
- Disease management engagement

* Innovation / Technology
- Utilizing technology to meet changing needs of population

NCBGH worked with global health service company Cigna to develop the Culture of Wellness awards program, modeled on the Cigna Well-Being Awards that recognize clients with innovative and successful workplace wellness programs. Cigna will partner with NCBGH to select award winners.

"We know many North Carolina employers have developed remarkable programs for the overall wellbeing of their workforce and families," said Jon Rankin, CEO of North Carolina Business Group on Health. "We look forward to recognizing their organization and achievement as a shining example of excellence in health and wellness."

"We are proud to partner with NCBGH on this awards program that encourages and recognizes workplace wellness," said Charles Pitts, Cigna market president for the Carolinas. "Through our longtime partnership with NCBGH, we're focused on improving the health, wellbeing and peace of mind of the people, businesses and communities we serve in North Carolina."

About North Carolina Business Group on Health

Founded in 2011, NCBGH is a non-profit coalition of employers and other key healthcare stakeholders across the state using their collective voice to influence decisions and impact the quality and cost of healthcare delivery systems across North Carolina.

For more information, visit https://ncbgh.org/.

RELATED LINKS:

https://newsroom.cigna.com/healthy-workforce

Related link: https://ncbgh.org/

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