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YMCA of Greater Kansas City recognized as a Certified Healthy KC Workplace

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
January 9, 2018

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is a great place to work. But did you know it’s also a healthy place to work?

We’re proud to announce we have received the Gold Level Healthy KC Workplace Wellness certification!

A Certified Healthy KC Workplace designation recognizes our efforts to create a workplace focused on health and wellness. The detailed application process examines the actions we are taking as an organization and evaluates these against five pillars of health: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, work-life integration, and environment.

As a Certified Healthy KC Workplace, the Y has been recognized in each of the five areas for our leadership and policies, resources and engagement tools, and our measures and outcomes. Every single one. We understand that physical health is just as important as a positive work environment and a healthy work-life balance.

“We are so proud to be part of Healthy KC and to have been honored with the Gold Level distinction,” said Andrea Allison-Putman, Chief People Officer. “Our Y offers memberships to all of our associates in addition to providing access to an abundance of healthy living opportunities across the metro.”

Healthy KC is a partnership of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), and a number of regional health and wellness leaders. It is an effort to advocate for real solutions that help shape individual, organizational, and environmental health change through a collaborative, community-wide partnership. It aims to create a culture of health and wellness in Greater Kansas City. To learn more about Healthy KC, click here.