Awarded Gold Level recognition for the Association’s 2022 Workforce Wellbeing Scorecard™


March 30, 2023—The American Heart Association has awarded Associated Bank national Gold Level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™.


The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational wellbeing strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%) silver, bronze (9%) or completer (5%).


“At Associated Bank we are proud to provide colleagues with programs intended to support their physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing,” said Arthur Valentine, well-being program manager, human resources, Associated Bank. “In 2022, more than 1,900 colleagues enrolled in the company’s new digital well-being platform, and more than 1,550 colleagues received a well-being reimbursement for the purchase of items such as gym memberships, home fitness equipment and/or fitness tracking devices. In addition, nearly 3,000 insured colleagues, spouses and domestic partners participated in annual wellness visit with a primary care provider last year.”


The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and wellbeing. First launched in 2016, the Scorecard was refreshed in 2022 to place a renewed focus on health equity and comprehensive organizational well-being. The free, web-based tool allows employers to regularly evaluate their health and well-being progress, identify areas of opportunity and see how their results stack up against their peers.


Research has shown that supporting the mental and physical well-being of employees is vital to driving productivity, engagement and successful business outcomes. By investing in a culture of health in the workplace, organizations can improve employee retention and bolster their organizational reputation1.


The Workforce Well-being Scorecard is a key component of the Association’s Wellbeing Works Better™ platform, which helps business leaders unleash the power of a healthy, happy workforce. Distinct from traditional wellness programs, Well-being Works Better empowers employers to champion the mental and physical health of their employees and provides actionable guidance to meet the unique needs of their organization. For more information and a full list of recognized organizations, visit


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1 Increase Productivity | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC, Improve Morale & Organizational Reputation | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC