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UCR recognized by American Heart Association

Author: Imran Ghori
November 20, 2020

UC Riverside has been recognized for its healthy workplace environment for the fifth straight year.

The campus met the American Heart Association’s criteria for Gold recognition in its Workplace Health Achievement Index, the top level for employers who build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. Gold level is awarded for organizations with an index score of 175 to 217 points, out of a maximum of 217 points.

“The recognition demonstrates UCR’s efforts and leadership in making wellness a priority through its role as a catalyst for change, improving health, and serving as an integral partner to institutionalize health and well-being within the UCR community,” said Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program coordinator and co-chair of Healthy Campus.

The UCR Wellness Program focuses on promoting awareness and education, motivation for positive behavior changes, and influencing campus practices and policy to support a healthy environment.

UCR Healthy Campus has formed partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to develop, implement, and institutionalize policies and environments essential for sustainable healthy behavior change.