Delta Dental of Arizona Earns Healthy Arizona Worksites Gold Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
By Alison Bailin -
Monday May 24, 2021
For the fifth year in a row, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Gold Award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being of their employees, employeesâ€™ families and communities. HAWP, a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, will recognize Delta Dental for its wellness efforts during a virtual event on June 17, 2021.
Delta Dental was among approximately 43 companies across Arizona to meet HAWPâ€™s gold eligibility requirements this year. Gold recipients not only set new goals and implement programs, but show they have tracked and documented outcomes and behavioral changes.
Delta Dental of Arizonaâ€™s efforts to support employee well-being include:
â€¢ Paid time off for dental appointments
â€¢ Paid volunteer time off
â€¢ Tuition reimbursement for employees who want to continue their education
â€¢ A wellness discount focused on encouraging preventive care
â€¢ Premium discount for tobacco-free employees
â€¢ Quarterly lunch-and-learns on a variety of professional and wellness topics
â€¢ Annual wellness fair with free, on-site biometric screening and flu shots
â€¢ A dedicated and private lactation room with comfortable seating, private refrigerator and reading materials
â€¢ Gift cards for anniversaries and birthdays
"Delta Dental of Arizona has been recognized as a Gold Level Healthy Arizona Worksite for five consecutive years,â€ said Sherry Haskins, manager of Healthy Arizona Worksites Program. â€œAs a Gold Level awardee, Delta Dental has completed an assessment of the organizationâ€™s worksite wellness program using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Worksite Health Scorecard. Their program provides a coordinated and comprehensive set of strategies designed to meet the health and safety needs of all employees. We are proud to celebrate the commitment Delta Dental of Arizona has shown to build the health and wellness of their workforce.â€
â€œAt Delta Dental, we are dedicated to high ethical, moral, and professional principles and standards and are committed to doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons to benefit the communities we serve and the team members we employ,â€ said Jolean Fleck, vice president of people and organizational development at Delta Dental of Arizona. â€œOur employees dedicate so much time and talent in an effort to help improve the oral health of all Arizonans, especially in the past year despite COVID-19 challenges, so they deserve a workplace that is equally committed to their health and well-being.â€
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program
HAWP is a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. This statewide program provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools and resources to design, implement and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.healthyazworksites.org.
About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for nearly 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $12 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit http://www.deltadentalaz.com.