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The Well Workplace Awards
In a Well Workplace Award winning organization, the vision of protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of each and every employee becomes part of the very fabric of the organization—not something extraneous and peripheral to the core business functions. Since our inception in 1987, the Wellness Council of America has dedicated its efforts to studying and promoting the efforts of America’s Healthiest Companies. All Well Workplace Award Winners have used the patented 7 Benchmarks model to help build and shape their wellness programs.



Submission Due: May 31, 2024 | Winners will be notified July 15 through August 15 and will be publicly recognized during our 2024 WELCOA Summit in Chicago on August 26-29.

America’s Healthiest Companies

To date, hundreds of corporations, healthcare systems, public agencies, and educational institutions have met the rigid set of worksite wellness criteria known as WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks of Success.

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Bronze Well Workplace


Demonstrates a solid foundation for success.

Silver Well Workplace


Aligns efforts with the organization’s priorities.

Gold Well Workplace


Initiates a comprehensive program that produces results.

Platinum Well Workplace


Implements a comprehensive program that is strategic and integral to the business.


WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks

  • Benchmark 1
    Leaders throughout the organization are deeply committed to the wellness of employees and are role models of wellness in their own lives. This is an important first component of creating successful worksite wellness initiatives.
  • Benchmark 2
    Formal or informal wellness teams are representative of the organization and work together to build and sustain a successful worksite wellness initiative. The important step of engaging stakeholders at all levels helps to maintain a collaborative and cooperative approach to worksite wellness initiatives.
  • Benchmark 3
    Efforts to support employee wellness involve understanding employee populations and assessing the current state through confidential and secure data collection. Data collection should measure what matters most to both the organization and the employees.
  • Benchmark 4
    Capturing an organization’s goals for wellness initiatives and documenting the details will serve as a roadmap to guide efforts and investments in workplace wellness. The wellness operating plan reflects the vision, values and purpose of an organization.
  • Benchmark 5
    Selecting appropriate health and wellness interventions based on data collected serves to enhance decision-making skills. It brings the right intervention to an organization in support of employees across the health continuum toward healthy and thriving lives.
  • Benchmark 6
    Supporting efforts toward healthy employees includes evaluating policies, practices and promotions to ensure the environment helps foster a successful wellness initiative. It is grounded in the core vision and purpose of the organization. Aim to align the wellness culture throughout the organization so there is consistency within resources, interventions and the experience at work.
  • Benchmark 7
    Each organization strives to develop an understanding of the impact of efforts to support employee wellness. Data collected during evaluation will determine how successful the approach has been and in what ways it can be improved. It also reflects how findings from the evaluation are communicated to ensure continuous improvement efforts in worksite wellness initiatives.

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Your Steps to a Well Workplace

Creating a Well Workplace begins with a uniquely designed approach. See how WELCOA partners with you to build a successful wellness program.



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What Are the 7 Benchmarks?

A tested model inherent in all results-oriented workplace wellness programs.