The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s “Wellness @ Work” program received a 2012 Wellness in the Workplace Award from the Virginia Business Coalition on Health.
The award, which was announced September 27, recognized the Richmond Fed for its comprehensive wellness and prevention program, which is offered to more than 2,200 employees. The program includes six elements: Well Fit, Well Fed, Well Focused, Well Minded, Well Quit (tobacco cessation) and an on-site health clinic.
"I am so proud that the efforts of our employees and support of management have resulted in this award," said Dr. Victor M. Brugh II, medical director of the Richmond Fed. "To help make healthy behaviors and practices part of our daily lives, we offer meaningful, creative and frequent programs as a way to build a culture of health throughout our organization."
The review awarded the highest score to the Fed for the well-developed and -executed program, for the goals and targets that were accomplished and for tools to measure the program’s effectiveness.
The Virginia Business Coalition on Health is a nonprofit organization that works with employers to improve worksite wellness through disease management, health plan quality and patient safety.
The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.
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