In January 2020 at the City Council meeting, the American Heart Association presented the City of Vineland with their bronze award for Workplace Wellness. The City of Vineland was the only municipality in NJ on the list. Denise Ciulla, Training & Wellness Coordinator for the Municipality was presented the award for her dedication to bringing safety and wellness to all City employees.

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index (“Index”), is a self-assessment scorecard that measures the comprehensiveness and quality of a company’s workplace health program, and the overall heart health of its employees. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows organizations to qualify for bronze, silver or gold level recognition based on their total Index score. 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. Bronze level was earned after having achieved an Index score of 86-129 out of a maximum of 217 points.

The Index scores and rates companies using two sets of metrics:

  • 55 yes or no questions measure seven organizational best practices: leadership, reporting outcomes, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, engagement and communications.
  • 3 performance measures are based on the objective, science-based assessment of employee heart health using Life Simple 7 data.

Thank you Denise for all you do and to the City of Vineland for your commitment and dedication to Workplace Wellness.