FORT BEND COUNTY AWARDED THE 2018 WORKPLACE HEALTH ASSESSMENT WELLNESS CHAMPION AWARD

County Judge Fort Bend County, TX

Robert E. Hebert Fort Bend County Judge Phone (281) 341-8608 www.fortbendcountynews.info

For Immediate Release

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On October 23, 2018, Fort Bend County was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Workplace Health Assessment Wellness Champion Award for providing excellent wellness opportunities for its employees.

Fort Bend County received second place in the greater Houston area for providing wellness services such as nicotine cessation programs, exercise programs, wellness classes, and multiple health screenings.  Also included in these benefits is an employee health clinic providing basic medical care to all that work at the County. Fort Bend County Risk Management has been a partner of the American Cancer Society for many years by serving on the ACS Wellness Committee and being an integral part of planning and executing the Annual Houston Corporate Wellness Forum each fall. Each year at this forum, the American Cancer Society awards top preforming companies in the Workplace Health Assessment. This award represents Fort Bend County’s commitment to building a culture of health and wellness within their employee base and their community.

The Workplace Health Assessment Tool is a free service through the American Cancer Society that provides companies with customized recommendations based on a 60-question survey. The survey, conducted by Society staff, evaluates benefit design, policy, programs, tracking and communication.  Companies then receive a customized, action-based report measuring their offerings against national best practices and benchmarks surrounding tobacco control, cancer screening, healthy eating, physical activity and cancer care. Companies then work with Society staff to design and implement their action plan throughout the year.

For more information, please visit the Fort Bend County Risk Management website at: www.fortbendcountytx.gov, and select Risk Management under the Government tab.

Pictured Left to Right: JT Pena, Risk Management Loss Control Manager; County Judge Robert Hebert; Shayla Clift, American Cancer Society Program Manager; Elexis Delgado, Wellness Coordinator; Wyatt Scott, Risk Management Director

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