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PacificSource Health Plans Honored with American Heart Association Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement Index Recognition

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) Nov. 11, 2020— PacificSource Health Plans has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a gold level Workplace Health Achievement Index recipient, the highest index recognition level awarded. Formerly structured as the Fit-Friendly Worksite award, the index was developed in collaboration with the Association’s CEO Roundtable and its Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation.

Organizations can qualify for bronze, silver, or gold level recognition based on their total index score. The index is a scored self-assessment, which is based on big-picture best practices that evaluate a workplace health program’s culture, structure, processes, and outcomes.

“One of PacificSource’s greatest strengths is that our senior leadership are really invested in supporting employees’ well-being,” said Sabrina Halstead, PacificSource employee well-being program manager. “Through partnerships with an executive wellness committee and collaboration with departments throughout the organization, we’re able to look at our employee population health and thoughtfully choose programs and opportunities that can have a lasting positive influence on employee health and well-being.”

The framework of the Workplace Health Achievement Index was built so that organizations would continue to strive to improve the health of their workplace and their workforce from one year to the next.

Additional qualifying workplace wellness programs and criteria that PacificSource has implemented includes the Healthy Life Rewards program, which is an incentive program focusing on prevention, awareness, and healthy lifestyle behaviors. PacificSource also supports employees through offerings such as an ergonomics program and sit-stand workstations, on-site fitness classes and exercise facilities, company-wide walking challenges and mental health challenges, healthy on-site food offerings, a comprehensive online health engagement web portal, an employee-focused wellness committee, and a dedicated employee wellness specialist on staff. (Note: Any in-person or onsite references above refer to pre-COVID protocols.)

PacificSource has been recognized by the AHA as a gold level recipient in 2018 and silver level in 2019, and has also previously won the organization’s Community Innovation Award.

About PacificSource Health Plans:

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs more than 1,500 people and serves over 523,700 individuals throughout the Greater Northwest. For more information, visit