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Awards & Accolades

The Healthy@Harris program has been honored with the following awards and accolades:


Harris Health System has been inducted into the Healthiest Employers Hall of Fame for our committment to employee health and continued success in well-being programming.   

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Achieved #3 in the 2023 Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America

2022 (#1), 2021 (#45), 2020 (#6), 2019 (#2), 2018 (#64)

Harris Health System ranked #1 in the Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America in 2022. View Certificate!

The winning organizations were honored for their exceptional achievement and leadership in buil


ding a healthy and productive workplace committed to employee and community health. Over 1,000 of America's top wellness programs were evaluated for this award across the country.

Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Interventions, and lastly, Reporting and Analytics. Applicants were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. The Top 100 organizations have achieved lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs.

Healthiest Employer in Texas (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
Harris Health System was ranked #1 amongst the Houston Business Journal's Healthiest Employers within the "Extra Large Companies" category (5000+ employees).

The score is based on a 75-question survey given by Springbuk Health Analytics System that scored each company in six categories: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, reporting and analytics. Healthiest Employers Inc. ranks the companies by total score and Healthiest Employer Index.

American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Platinum Award (2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Gold level have achieved an Index score of 175 - 217 out of a maximum 217 points.

Harris Health System has earned the designation for our evidence-based, scientific, best-practice Wellness program that is improving our employees' overall health and well-being. 

Achieved the Platinum Well Work Place Award through the Worksite Wellness Council of Americaww-platinum.jpg
To earn the highest level Platinum Award, an employer must establish programs to improve employee health and well-being using the Seven Benchmarks: 1) Committed and Aligned Leadership, 2) Collaboration in Support of Wellness, 3) Collecting Meaningful Data, 4) Crafting an Operating Plan, 5) Choosing Initiatives that Serve the Whole Employee, 6) Creating Supportive Environments, Policies and Practices and 7) Conduct Evaluation, Communicate, Celebrate and Iterate.

Achieved re-accreditation of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard (2012-2020) Cancer Gold Standard logo.jpg

To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas known as the Five Pillars: 1) Prevention, 2) Screening, 3) Cancer Clinical Trials, 4) Quality Treatment and Survivorship, and 5) Health Education and Health Promotion.

Cigna Well-Being Award for Outstanding Culture of Health (2023, 2020, 2019, 2018, WBA_logo_2020.jpg2017)

The Cigna Well-Being Award was presented to Harris Health System for actively and positively impacting the overall health and well-being of their population. Applicants are evaluated on various components of their well-being program including overall infrastructure (management support, goals, branding of the program), workplace environment, policies, program implementation, data collection, incentives and overall participation.


Certificate of Excellence from Go Healthy Houston; Healthy At Work (2017)

Harris Health System was awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, Healthy At Work for improving the health of Houstonians by increasing access to healthy foods, physical activity, and tobacco-free places at work.

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