The American Heart Association (AHA) presented Littleton Public Schools with a Bronze Workplace Heath Achievement Award at the January 18th LPS Board of Education Meeting. Awards are based upon the AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, which offers a comprehensive evaluation or workplace health and wellness programs. The award recognizes the district’s commitment to providing healthy choices and making health a priority for its employees. Among the 800 applicants, only 17 companies/organizations were recognized in Colorado and LPS was one of only three Colorado school districts to earn a Bronze Award.

About the Workplace Health Achievement Index:
The Workplace Health Achievement Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. The Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 67% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.