Glendale Community College Receives Platinum Award for Employee Health Programs

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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Glendale Community College was recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program as achieving the Platinum Level of excellence in worksite wellness. The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes employers that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families and their community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies. To qualify for the Platinum Level of the award, employers must provide extraordinary support of employee health through policy and systems changes. Platinum is the highest level that companies and organizations can achieve.

Glendale Community College received this recognition by supporting employee health and implementing programs to create a healthy workplace.  Margo Bates, GCC Wellness Fitness Supervisor, will represent GCC at the Virtual Healthy Arizona Worksite annual event to be held on June 14, 2022.

“To encourage and support employees, GCC promotes holistic and inclusive health and wellness events/opportunities to increase engagement and happiness. I want all employees to be healthy so they can perform at their best, at work and home,” commented Margo Bates.

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is designed to help Arizona employers implement evidence-based worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees and businesses.

The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a public health initiative offered by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Its mission is to help employers successfully implement worksite wellness initiatives to improve the health of their employees.

Glendale Community College provides 41 Associates degrees, 61 certificate programs, and a range of non-degree offerings, all available to students in traditional, online and hybrid formats. Founded in 1965 to serve the northwestern part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the college is part of the Maricopa County Community Colleges District, has two campuses and enrolls approximately 26,000 students annually.

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GCC Media contact: John Heckenlaible | (623) 845-3809 |