Participants in 'Walk Across Campus,' a program of BC's HEALTHY YOU initiative for faculty and staff. (Lee Pellegrini)
Boston College has been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Silver Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion, in recognition of the University’s achievements in developing, implementing and participating in corporate health improvement and wellness programs.
BC’s HEALTHY YOU initiative was cited for its positive impact on workplace wellness for BC faculty and staff, through programs ranging from physical and mental wellbeing, nutrition and elder caregiving support, to meditation, mindfulness and yoga offered through Campus Recreation and the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.
“We are extremely proud of our HEALTHY YOU initiative and the recognition it is receiving with this award,” said William Murphy, associate vice president for Human Resources at Boston College. “Its offerings complement the popular Walk Across Campus program, which promotes healthy competition to keep BC employees moving. Looking ahead, we will continue to explore ways to expand wellbeing offerings that contribute to our community’s health, happiness, and commitment to BC.”
WorkWell Massachusetts is a corporate award program created by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA), a not-for-profit member organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs. Candidates are required to provide details on their organizational support, program design and implementation, participant engagement, and outcome measurements. A 501c3 not-for-profit member organization, WWCMA champions wellness programs that help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.