For the third consecutive year, Norwalk Community College has been selected as a Platinum Level Healthy Workplace by the Business Council of Fairfield County (BCFC).
The BCFC hosted its Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program on Feb. 14 at the Marriott Hotel and Spa in Stamford. The council honored 47 local organizations by four categories of distinction—Platinum, Gold, Silver and Innovation.
Research demonstrates that employers realize increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs when they offer health and wellness programs to their employees.
The Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program honors employers who have implemented a diverse range of programs to promote a healthy workplace and help their employees lead healthier lives.
Norwalk Community College has been a leader in workplace health initiatives for nearly a decade. NCC was one of the first community college campuses in Connecticut to become Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Tree. NCC’s Wellness Committee engages the campus community in events throughout the year, including Wellness Walks, Health Fairs, exercise boot camps, and a Wellness Series of lectures on topics including heart health, diet and stress reduction.
In January, NCC was honored at the White House for completing the White House Healthy Campus Challenge, an initiative to inform students about the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period.