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2020 Mississippi Healthiest Workplace Awards


The Mississippi Healthiest Workplace Awards recognizes the top employers from across the state who show excellence in providing employer health and wellbeing programs and healthy workplace environments. Employers who practice evidence based comprehensive health management programs improve their culture, engagement and value. This program is a collaboration of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, the Mississippi Business Journal, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Mississippi Municipal League


Any Mississippi employer can compete in both the public and private and based upon number of employees:


    • Small (1-99)
    • Medium (100-249)
    • Large (250-749)
    • Mega-Large (750+)
    • Health Care Systems (public and private)


    • City
    • County
    • College or University ( public or private)
    • State Agency, Board, and Commissions (see SEWP below)

HOW TO APPLY -  The 2020 application period is open, deadline of September 4th. Celebration event  is scheduled for October 22nd, 2020. 

The First Step is to become a 2020 Recognized Healthy Employer by completing the CDC Online Worksite Health ScoreCard and meeting the standards for recognition.

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard is an online tool which can assist you, the employer, in identifying gaps in your health promotion programs, and helps to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksite including: organizational supports, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, prediabetes and diabetes, heart attack and stroke, material health and lactation support, vaccine-preventable diseases, and occupational health and safety. 

Registration and submission checklist - Download, read, and collect information prior to completing the online scorecard. 

CDC Online Worksite Health Scorecard Video Tutorials - Learn more about the history of the scorecard, creating your account, managing your account, and completing the scorecard, and understanding your results. 

CDC Online Worksite Health ScoreCard  -  Click on this link when you are ready to get started. Be sure to send your printout of your scorecard to murraylynnharber@gmail.com. 

The Second Step is to complete and submit your 2020 Healthiest Workplace Application along with any support materials by the deadline of August 15st, 2020.  The Selection Committee is made up of key stakeholders in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. They will review all applications and support materials and make the selection off several criteria including 


State agencies who are under the purview of State Employee Wellness Program will be recognized from the internal process using the CDC Health Scorecard for the Recognized Healthy Employer and Healthiest Workplace Awards.  Any questions from agencies should be directed to Mr. Brad Martin, Director of the State Employee Wellness Program, james.martin@msdh.state.ms.us. 

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