Baltimore Businesses Can Now Get Gold Certified for Workplace Wellness

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Many employers provide healthcare to their employees, but whether or not it’s a healthy place to work is a different story. When it comes to wellness, Baltimore’s health department is looking to put workplaces in the city to the test.

A new online portal allows businesses to become certified for workplace wellness. Employers take a questionnaire, and become certified as gold, silver or bronze level when it comes to wellness. Some of the areas addressed include nutrition, physical fitness and emotional health.

“Employee health is not just about medical costs; a healthy workforce it is a more productive workforce, and worksite health promotion is an investment in a business’s most important assets: its employees and our city’s residents,” Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen said in a statement.

So far, the gold workplaces in town include Under Armour, the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank, CareFirst and T. Rowe Price.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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