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CDPHP Receives "Gold Level" Recognition for Workplace Health from American Heart Association

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Albany, NY, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDPHP has received the highest honor for workplace health from the American Heart Association. Results from the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and CDPHP received "Gold Level" recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. 

The American Heart Association created the Index in collaboration with more than 40 CEOs from some of America's largest companies. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. 

"As a physician-founded health plan deeply committed to improving the health of our community, CDPHP understands that we need to walk the walk inside these four walls," said CDPHP president and CEO, Dr. John D. Bennett. "Health and wellness is not just a catchphrase for our organization. It's part of our mission and it starts with our employees," added Bennett. 

CDPHP employees enjoy access to a free on-site fitness center featuring dozens of fitness classes and wellness programs, on-site cafeteria that offers a variety of nutritious options that support a healthy lifestyle, flu shot clinics, health screenings, mammography days, smoking cessation program, and more. In addition, CDPHP was recently named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for the 10th consecutive year by the NYS Society for Human Resource Management. 

The American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees. The American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework.  

About the American Heart Association 
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, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About CDPHP
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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Ali Skinner
CDPHP
518-605-4497
ali.skinner@cdphp.com

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