Healthy Howard is a community-based effort to improve health for those who live, work, learn and play inHoward County. Launched in 2007 by theCounty Executive and Health Officer, they seek to build a model public health community through the advancement of “healthy” policies at the institutional level.
The Healthy Workplaces Program recognizes Howard County work places that are committed to improving employee health and well-being through six main areas of worksite wellness: Culture of Wellness, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Environmental Health, Nutrition, and Safety.
This accreditation program was developed from a review of evidence-based worksite wellness activities, guidelines from existing efforts by the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society as well as recommendations from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the Horizon Foundation.
There are three award designation levels for certified businesses: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. After submitting an application, we were selected and presented a Healthy Howard Award plaque to honor our efforts.