Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, one of the largest and most comprehensive programs for Multiple Sclerosis care and research worldwide, was presented with a Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association (APA) at the annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony held March 9 in Washington, D.C. The Mellen Center was recognized for its Employee Health Plan (EHP), which implemented a long-term strategic program called Healthy Choice. The program has transformed the organization’s workplace culture into one that focuses on fitness and healthy behaviors.
The Mellen Center has shown its commitment to its employees through its Healthy Choice program. This initiative is an example of a health and safety practice, one component of a psychologically healthy workplace. The Mellen Center was one of nine organizations to receive the Best Practices recognition in 2013. The organization is a previous winner of the Ohio Psychological Association’s (OPA) state-level Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, qualifying it to be nominated for APA’s Best Practices Honors.
"When we visited the Mellen Center as part of the evaluation process, it was clear from the moment we walked in that staff were energized, engaged and proud of the organization. They demonstrated in countless ways the best components of a healthy work environment. They stand as an example of the excellent workplaces Ohio has to offer," says Dr. Robin Graff-Reed, chair of the OPA Psychology in the Workplace Network.
The Healthy Choice program has given employees a greater sense of ownership in their well-being through tools aimed at reducing stress, improving stamina and maintaining a positive self-image. If employees are diagnosed with any of six chronic conditions affected by lifestyle choices (asthma, diabetes, hypertension, high choles
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