WELCOA reveals “Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals,” CCHD Community Health Education Specialist Awarded

Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is pleased to announce that Penny Paul, CCHD Community Health Education Specialist, has been awarded the Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA) “Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals” award. This award is unique to the field in that scoring was based not only on votes from peers, but also by the empirical review of a distinguished judging panel of industry experts and WELCOA’s National Board of Directors.

WELCOA is located in Omaha, Nebraska and is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. Over its 25+ year history, WELCOA has perfected its patented Well Workplace protocol which is the key to developing, delivering, and sustaining a healthy corporate culture.

With more than 5,000 corporate members, WELCOA has an impeccable reputation for helping business and health professionals improve employee well-being, create healthier organizational cultures, and provide evidence-based science which fit into strategic business practices.

Since 2009, the City of Great Falls worksites have been working with Paul to implement worksite wellness programs through the Montana Cancer Control Program (MCCP). Paul uses WELCOA’s proven “Seven Benchmarks of Successful Worksite Wellness Program” to develop and sustain wellness programs.

The City of Great Falls wellness teams continue to get state and national recognition for their worksite wellness programs, which include the “2014 Montana Health Hero Award” and recognition in a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) Action Guide publication.

For more information about WELCOA visit www.welcoa.org or call Penny Paul, CCHD Community Health Education Specialist at (406) 452.0881 x308.

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