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Rockford Park District Named One of the “Healthiest Companies in America”

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ROCKFORD, IL - Rockford Park District received national recognition as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, a national leader known for its personalized wellness solutions.  Rockford Park District was one of 184 companies from more than 1,500 Interactive Health clients across the country being recognized for helping employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health. This is the fourth year the Rockford Park District has won the award.  

In 2017, the Rockford Park District experienced a participation rate of 80.3% by eligible employees and spouses, a slight increase from 2016.  This score was better than some of Interactive Health’s healthiest clients.  “We are thrilled to receive this national recognition, which is a reflection of our employees’ commitment to their own health and wellness.  We continue to provide a variety of ways to educate and encourage our team members to make healthy lifestyle choices concerning nutrition and physical activity, a priority that is also supported by the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners.  Healthy and more productive team members will in turn provide better, higher quality services to our citizens, and at the same time, lower healthcare costs for taxpayers,” said Superintendent of Human Resources Rhashonda Williams. Rockford Park District facilities and parks provide the opportunity to improve physical and mental well-being through exercise or recreation, which leads to an enhanced quality of life.

About Rockford Park District’s Wellness Program

The Rockford Park District’s wellness program encourages employees to maintain and achieve their wellness goals by offering the following programs: 
•    Wellness University classes, including new on-line webinars to adjust to employees individual work schedules
•    Participation in local walks or runs
•    Bicycle Voucher Program
•    Health Screenings at a variety of meetings
•    Benefit & Wellness Fun Fair
•    YMCA and Peak membership discounts and exercise equipment available at select facilities
•    Employee weight loss competitions

For more information on “Healthiest Companies in America,” visit http://interactivehealthinc.com/client-success/healthiest-companies

Mike Costello