American Heart Association Recognizes Delta Dental for Workplace Health Achievement

Peter Cary, Senior Director of Corporate Health and Mission Engagement for the American Heart Association (kneeling, left) is pictured with employees who are active participants in Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ)’s corporate wellness program on November 28, 2018. Kathleen Clemente, DDNJ’s Wellness Coordinator, is pictured to the right of Peter Cary holding the AHA 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Bronze Level Recognition DDNJ achieved

PARSIPPANY — On November 28, 2018, Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) formally received the American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Bronze Level Recognition as a result of the significant steps they took to build a culture of health in the workplace.

More than 1,000 companies completed the AHA 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment measuring the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Of these companies, 75 percent received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition and 33 of these companies were based in New Jersey.

The Bronze Level Recognition was presented to DDNJ by Peter Cary, Senior Director of Corporate Health and Mission Engagement for the AHA. Companies recognized at the Bronze Level achieved an index score of 86-129 out of a maximum 217 points.

“At Delta Dental of New Jersey, our employees’ health and wellness is a priority and ingrained into our corporate culture,” said Dennis Wilson, CEO and President of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association and will continue to invest in the health and well-being of our more than 250 employees in both New Jersey and Connecticut.”

The Index was created by the AHA’s CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to creating healthy companies and communities. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for well-being are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.

DDNJ offers its employees a variety of wellness programs, including: a walking club, stairwell challenges, Weight Watchers, blood pressure screenings, BMI assessments, yoga and other exercise classes in their wellness room, health-related educational sessions on various topics, including oral health, diabetes, and smoking cessation. DDNJ will continue to provide health-related programs to continuously improve the health and well-being of their associates.

Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. For more information click here.

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, click here or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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