Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness named an Elite Health Champion
Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness values employee health, and actively works to create a culture of wellness. Due to this commitment to employee well-being, the American Diabetes Association® has named Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness a Health Champion, with Elite Health Champion status.
In order to be designated an American Diabetes Association Health Champion, an organization must meet a variety of healthy living criteria in the following areas: nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and organizational well-being.
Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness also partners with the local Kansas City chapter of the American Diabetes Association in an effort to promote physical activity among its employees and advocate for diabetes awareness. Through this partnership, Quest is actively involved in numerous wellness initiatives, including Alert Day™, Get Fit Don’t Sit™ Day, and Tour de Cure.™ The support provided for these valuable events as a Wellness Lives Here™ partner earned Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness Elite Health Champion status.
Wendi Mader, Director of Marketing & Strategy with Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness, was excited about the news, “Being an Elite Health Champion in the eyes of the American Diabetes Association recognizes our organization as one who is truly living out the charge to encourage positive health behaviors and change the outcomes for our employees.
“Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness has so much data at our fingertips from years of employer wellness screenings, with over three million participants screened each year. Year over year the insights we gain are leading us toward actions that can positively change the health of organizations, and it didn’t take long to see that type 2 diabetes is a devastating, yet growing problem in the U.S. As the leader in tackling the diabetes epidemic through screening, in-depth insights, innovation, and focusing on prediabetes awareness, we believe we can help many employees reverse course through lifestyle changes that can help prevent or delay a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.”
Click here to view the full list of Health Champion designees.
Would you like your organization to be a Health Champion? The next round of applications runs from July 16 – November 15, but you can start your application today.