The results of the American Heart Association (AHA) 2020  Workplace Health Achievement Index recently announced and Associated Bank achieved national Gold Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.


Associated Bank is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 35% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 29% silver and 25% bronze.


“It is an honor to again be recognized by the American Heart Association,” said Arthur Valentine, manager, Well-Being Program. “We are able to support our Well-Being Program’s mission of improving the health and happiness of our colleagues through the resources and tools provided by AHA.”


The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.