The Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. Worksites can apply on an annual basis for our basic Gold level recognition and/or our advanced Platinum level recognition. In addition, worksites can apply annually for our unique “Innovation” award. These are awarded to worksites that creatively implement programs to promote physical activity in the workplace and/or community. Recognition is valid for one year and worksites must renew annually Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke.
Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Congratulations to all the companies in Colorado and New Mexico who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.
Alpine Lumber Company
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Colorado
Aspen Valley Hospital
City of Boulder
Colorado Springs School District 11
CSAA Insurance Exchange
Denver Public Schools
Department of Veteran's Affairs Health Administration Center at Purchased Care ("VA-PC@HAC")
Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
Ent Federal Credit Union
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
Globus Family of Brands
Gordon & Rees, LLP
Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc.
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Pepsi Bottling Group
Physical Therapy Connections, P.C.
Sorin Group USA
The Gates Corporation
University of Colorado Hospital
University of Denver
White Construction Group
WOW! Internet Cable and Phone
Alliiance Home Health Care, LLC
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Marshall Service Center
City of Albuquerque, City Hall
Congratulations to all the companies in Oklahoma who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.
Admiral Express Office Supply
AdvancePierre Foods-Enid, OK
Alliance Coal, LLC
American Fidelity Assurance
Bank of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Capital One Auto Finance
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma
Citizens Bank & Trust Company
City of Tulsa
CSAA Insurance Exchange
Energy One Federal Credit Union
Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson
Help Point Claim Services by Farmers
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa
Hub International CFR
Indian Health Care Resource Center
Linde Process Plants, Inc.
Magellan Midstream Partners, LP
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Melton Truck Lines
Metropolitan Library System
Northwest Treatment Center
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus
Oklahoma State University
OPUBCO Communications Group
OSU Medical Center
OU Medical System (Comprised of OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, & OU Medical Center Edmond)
Pepsi Beverages Company
QEP Energy Company
Saint Francis Health System
The Bama Companies, Inc.
The Holmes Organisation
The University of Tulsa
The Williams Companies
Tulsa City-County Health Department
University of Central Oklahoma
Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
World Travel Service
WPX Energy, Inc.
Congratulations to all the companies in Arkansas who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Arkansas Department of Health Center Office
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs
Baptist Health Medical Center-North
Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart
Baptist Health-Hot Spring County
City of Little Rock
Don Roberts Elementary School
General Mills-Walmart/Sams Team
Ida Burns Elementary
JD & Billy Hines Trucking Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Kimberly Clark Corporation
Lake Hamilton School District
Nemo Vista Elementary School
Northwest Medical Center
PepsiCo NW AR
The Anthony School
The Hatcher Agency
Therapy and Rehab Solutions
Congratulations to all the companies in Texas who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.
A+ Federal Credit Union
Abilene Regional Medical Center
American Heart Association Dallas
American Heart Association-Houston/Gulf Coast Division
American Heart Association-National Center
American Heart Association-Tarrant County
American Heart Association-Texas Affiliate
Aon Hewitt Woodlands
Apex Capital Corp.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
Atmos Energy Corporation
Baptist Health System
Baylor Health Care System
BDO USA, LLP
BDO USA, LLP
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Ben E Keith Foods
Bethel AME Church
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas-Lacy Lakeview
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Abilene Full Service Unit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Wichita Falls Full Service Center
BlueCrossBlueShield of NM
Brookshire Grocery Co.
Cameron International Corporation
Capital Metro Transportation Authority
Capital One Fitness Center
Catto & Catto LLP
Centennial Medical Center
Central Life Sciences
Central Texas Medical Center
Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Barnett Shale Regional Headquarters
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Church Services, LLC
Cigna HealthCare, Plano, TX
Cinemark USA, Inc.
Cintas First Aid & Safety
Citigroup-Irving, Las Colinas
City of Allen
City of Arlington
City of Bedford
City of Cedar Hill
City of Dallas
City of Denton
City of Desoto
City of Forest Hill
City of Fort Worth
City of Garland
City of Grand Prairie
City of Grapevine
City of Houston Administration and Regulatory Affairs
City of Houston City Secretary Office
City of Houston Controller's Office
City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods
City of Houston Fire Department
City of Houston Fleet Management
City of Houston General Services
City of Houston Housing & Community Development
City of Houston Houston Department of Health & Human Services (HDHHS)
City of Houston Houston Emergency Center
City of Houston Houston Public Library
City of Houston Human Resources
City of Houston Information Technology (IT)
City of Houston Legal Department
City of Houston Mayor’s Citizen’s Assistance Office
City of Houston Municipal Courts Administration
City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity (Formerly Affirmative Action & Contract Compliance)
City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department
City of Houston Planning & Development
City of Houston Police Department
City of Houston Public Works & Engineering (PWE)
City of Houston Solid Waste Management (SWM)
City of Irving
City of McKinney
City of North Richland Hills
City of Rowlett
City of The Colony
City of Watauga
City of Wylie
Conroe Regional Medical Center
Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch
Crown Lift Trucks
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
Dunaway Associates, LP
East Texas Medical Center
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT)
eLoyalty LLC (TeleTech Holdings)
Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
Encore Live, LLC
Energy Future Holdings
Enventure Global Technology, LLC
EOG Resources, Inc.
Estech Systems, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
First Command Financial Services
Freescale Semiconductor Inc
Frito Lay, Inc.
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.-Houston
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Garland Fire Department
GE Capital - Equipment Finance
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
GuideStone Financial Resources
Gus Bates Insurance & Investments
Harris Health System
Healthways Well-Being Improvement Center
Heritage Park Surgical Hospital
Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
Hill Country Memorial
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Hilton Reservation and Customer Care
Houston Airport System
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Integra Realty Resources
Interstate Batteries, Inc.
JCPenney Corporation, Inc.
Joeris General Contractors Ltd.
JPS Health Network
KSA Engineers, Inc
Legacy Heart Care
Lennox International Inc.
Lockton Dunning Benefits
Lone Star College - Cyfair
Lone Star College - Tomball
Lucifer Lighting Company
Lyondellbasell Bayport Complex
Marketing Management, Inc.
Mary kay Inc.
Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
McAllen Independent School District
MEI Technologies, Inc.
Merit Energy Company
Methodist Health System
Michaels Stores, Inc.
Micron - Allen, TX
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
Mountain View College
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
Myron F. Steves & Co.
Network Enhanced Telecom, LLP dba NetworkIP
North Central Baptist Hospital
North East Texas Public Health District
Northeast Baptist Hospital
Northwest Independent School District
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L.L.P.
Park Plaza Hospital & Medical Center
PepsiCo, Inc. , Business+Information Solutions, Parkwood, Tennyson & Data Center
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
Pine Creek Medical Center
Plaza Medical Center
Raytheon Dallas Lemmon
Regional Transportation District
Republic National Distributing Company
Richardson UHG/Optum TX
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
Samsung Telecommunications America
San Antonio Water System
Sanden International (USA) Inc.
Santander Consumer USA
Security Service FCU
Sewell Automotive Companies
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Southern Methodist University
Southwest Transplant Alliance
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
St. Jude Medical
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital
Standard Controls, Inc.
Standard Utility Construction, Inc
TELOS Fitness Center
Texans Credit Union
Texas Capital Bank
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Southlake
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The Beck Group
The Beck Group
The Friedkin Companies, Inc
The Hockaday School
The Medical Center of Plano
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
The Reynolds Company
The Universtiy of Texas at Dallas
Thompson & Knight LLP
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Tyler Police Department
Union Pacific Railroad Service
United Regional Health Care System
UNT Health Science Center-Fort Worth
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Valero Energy Corporation
VHA Inc. (VHA/Novation/Provista)
W Dallas Victory
Wingspan Portfolio Advisors
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This past Friday, Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation that makes Texas the 11th -- and largest -- state to require CPR education for graduation from high school. The law goes into effect for the Class of 2015.
This is quite a milestone because of the sheer numbers involved. Texans comprise 9 percent of all high school graduates in the country, or 280,000-plus students per year. That means that by 2020 there will be well more than a million more Americans equipped with this lifesaving knowledge from the Lone Star State alone.
Congratulations and thanks again to ourYou’re the Cure advocates. The nearly 13,000 emails sent to lawmakers and other efforts to spread the word were invaluable. This is truly a victory everyone can take pride in.
Also, late Friday evening Governor Rick Perry approved an AHA-supported appropriation for the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke which will be used for stroke/STEMI data collection. And the Governor also signed legislation for newborn screening for congenial heart defects.
Each of these three measures will have a significant impact on heart disease and stroke in Texas.