CAP wellness program recognized for excellence

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For the fifth year, CAP’s wellness program recently was recognized by The Phoenix Business Journal as one of the “Valley’s Healthiest Employer 2023.”

The goals of CAP’s comprehensive wellness program are to improve employees’ individual health and help control medical and health-related costs for both employees and the organization. With a geographically disbursed workforce, this is not always easy, but Wellness Administrator Michelle Rohan has successfully tackled the challenge.

Rohan uses a holistic approach and focuses on seven areas of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, social and occupational wellness. She then creates wellness opportunities that highlight those through educational programs, one-on-one consultations, wellness challenges, health screenings, yoga classes, group fitness activities and more.

One of the ways employees have participated in wellness is by utilizing a program that tracks daily steps and even allows participants to translate other activities into step equivalents. For example, one hour of yoga equals 2,700 steps (approximately 2,000 steps equal one mile). Weightlifting for one hour equals 6,000 steps. In the past 12 months, 237 employees participated and logged more than 450 million steps, which translates to nearly 225,000 miles.

“Healthy employees are critical to our ability to ensure a reliable system,” said General Manager Brenda Burman. “It is satisfying that our wellness program was once again recognized for its excellence.”

The award application process included evaluation in six areas of worksite wellness, including culture & leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, marketing and communication, programming and interventions, and reporting and analytics. CAP’s wellness program’s top score was in programming and interventions.

Editor’s note: Healthiest Employers is an awards program that recognizes people-first organizations taking a more proactive approach to employee health. Their goal is to be a resource for organizations focused on improving their employees’ health, creating a community invested in their populations’ health and wellbeing.