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Date:3/2/2009

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In addition to the PHWA winners, ten organizations received Best Practices Honors for a program or policy that meets the unique needs of the organization and its workforce. The honorees are Broadway House for Continuing Care (New Jersey); Holtz Rubenstein Reminick (New York); Loft Literary Center (Minnesota); Manitoba Blue Cross (Manitoba); Nevada Cancer Institute (Nevada); Orion Associates (Minnesota); Toronto Police Service (Ontario); Watermark Credit Union (Washington) and Women in Construction Company (Minnesota). PHWA winner Sandia Preparatory School (New Mexico) was also recognized as a Best Practices recipient.

APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) program has both local- and national-level components. APA's PHWA spans North America and is designed to showcase the very best from among the winners recognized by APA's affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations. Nominees are selected from a pool of previous local winners and evaluated on their workplace programs and policies in the areas of employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition. Awards are given to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as government, military and educational institutions.

Best Practices Honors

The Best Practices Honors is a national recognition that highlights those local winners with a particularly innovative program or policy that contributes to a psychologically healthy work environment and meets the unique needs of the organization and its employees. As with APA's PHWA, nominees come from a pool of previous local winners and are selected through a competitive evaluation and judging process.

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