Walsh Duffield Achieves Gold Recognition for Worksite Wellness

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health.

The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Walsh Duffield achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

Our Commitment to Employee Wellbeing

Walsh Duffield is committed to keeping our employees safe and well by offering wellness initiatives that align with their needs.   Comprised of three individuals, our wellness team analyzes internal findings and customizes solutions to address key health and wellbeing issues impacting our staff.  Walsh Duffield’s wellness program’s main goal is to increase individuals’ knowledge of health risks and arm employees with the tools and resources to make healthier choices.  They have seen success across the organization by integrating healthy policies and programs that address both physical and emotional health.

“Team members at Walsh Duffield can clearly see that their health and wellbeing is a priority for our leadership team,” explained Marie Story, Wellness Team Leader. “As a result, they are actively engaged in the wellness programs and services we offer and we all see the benefit of a more productive and healthier workforce,” she continued.

The Health Index

The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs.  Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.

A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.

As part of its commitment to healthier workplaces, the American Heart Association offers Health Screening Services, an onsite biometric screening solution that allows organizations to collect and submit employee health data seamlessly. The health screenings are combined with a health assessment and education to motivate participants to make behavior changes or seek support for lifestyle changes and follow-up medical care as appropriate.

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs. These tools leverage the science behind the Index while improving consumer engagement and promoting healthier behaviors. For more information, visit

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Walsh Duffield Wellness Services

Contact our wellness team today to learn more about building a customized program for your employees.

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