I’m fortunate to live and work most of the year in Jacksonville, FL, referred to by locals as the “First Coast” due to its northeastern location on a map of the state. The First Coast is also home of the PGA Tour, the organizer of the main professional golf tours played by men in the United States and North America. Personally, I’m not a golfer, unless putt-putt miniature golf counts (it doesn’t lol). However, I do admire the PGA Tour’s strong commitment to workplace wellness and tips for the public on good health & well-being habits.
PGA TOUR Active is a platform highlighting golf’s health and fitness revolution by showcasing the lifestyles of professional golfers and fans. Active strives to create awareness, which gives professional players, amateur golfers, and fans the ability to choose and engage in a healthier lifestyle while inspiring others.
Week after week, PGA TOUR professionals travel the world where changing conditions are a constant and maintaining health and wellness is a must.
The modern golf athlete understands health and wellness is a critical component of career longevity, sustaining long days of practice and maintaining peak performance during a long season. TOUR fans, who rate as the most active in sports, often walking several miles to follow the action, are part of our wellness journey with many tournaments providing fitness programming, fueling stations and onsite experiences where they often interact with professionals.
At the heart of the PGA Tour Active platform are the Player Performance Centers, which were unveiled in 1985 on TOUR. The performance centers are mobile fitness and therapy centers that travel to over 60 events each year, representing a considerable investment with a goal of providing a consistent, trusted, and innovative training center for the players. The facilities are staffed by professional physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers who assist players in rehabilitative and preventive care, as well as personal conditioning and stretching programs.
The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, Inc. – 2021 Healthiest Companies Awards
The FCWWC was established in 2008 as a community work group led by a partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Duval County and the City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-being. This group was charged with impacting community health through the business community and to create a platform for local organizations to be recognized for excellence in workplace wellness. The mission of the Council is to improve the health of the First Coast community by sharing resources and providing guidance through its our member businesses.
Every year FCWWC recognizes organizations making noteworthy strides to improve the health and well-being of their employees with the Healthiest Companies Awards. It may be no surprise to you that the PGA Tour was honored with a Platinum Level Award – Platinum award winners have best in class wellness programs and have truly created a culture of health and well-being throughout their organization. They have full leadership support and invest in necessary resources to strategically design, implement and measure programs that show demonstrated improvement in the health and well-being of their employees.
Other 2021 Healthiest Companies Platinum Award recipients include:
- Baptist Health: Baptist Health is the one of the most preferred health care provider in the Jacksonville area with awards and recognitions that speak to the excellent, comprehensive care their staff provides to our community, and workplace wellness initiatives for employees.
- Brooks Rehabilitation: Brooks Rehabilitation has more than 50 years of expertise in providing medical rehabilitation services. Brooks’ highly trained clinicians provide the most advanced therapy and medical care, along with the compassion, motivation, and hope to help people reach their highest level of recovery.
- FIS: FIS is a Fortune 500 company which offers a wide range of financial products and services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, FIS employs approximately 62,000 people worldwide. All these employees permanently work from home and FIS has shifted to Work from Anywhere model since March 2020.
- Florida Blue/Guidewell: The mission of Florida Blue is simple, yet bold – to help people and communities achieve better health by working with all its stakeholders – providers, agents, community organizations, policymakers and so many others who share its commitment to customers and the community. GuideWell is a not-for- profit mutual holding company includes Florida Blue, GuideWell Connect, GuideWell Health and Diversified Service Options, Inc.
The entire list of FCWWC Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze 2021 Healthiest Companies award winners is impressive!
The Inclusive Enterprise Podcast: Inclusive Workplace Wellness with Ebony Schumake Berry and Cassie Bruce
Did you miss last week’s Episode 10 of the Inclusive Enterprise Podcast? I had a wonderful conversation with Ebony Schumake Berry and Cassie Bruce, Members of the Board of Governors of The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, Inc. (FCWWC).
We discussed, the 2021 Healthiest Companies Awards, Greater Focus on Mental Health and More Virtual Wellness Offerings due to the pandemic, and the critically important topic of employers making wellness programs more culturally competent and inclusive.
I hope you will listen, subscribe and leave a review!
Charlotte F. Hughes is the successful Co-founder and CEO of Inclusive Leaders Group, LLC where she has designed and directed DEI talent and organizational development strategies that have been implemented by Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare systems, and some of the largest global non-profits. Charlotte is a widely sought-after speaker and thought leader on issues ranging from allyship & belonging, inclusive leadership, to everyday practices for building a healthy inclusive culture. Each presentation is based on research, tailored to the specifics of the group, and presented with Charlotte’s recognized levels of introspection, self-awareness, and painting a picture through storytelling.
Meeting you where you are with inclusion, insight, and inspiration ….Together, we can create a better world.