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Kennesaw Earns Healthiest Employer Award

Kennesaw moved up from 8th place in 2012 to 4th this year.

The City of Kennesaw earned 4th place in the medium-sized companies division of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers Awards. The announcement was made at an awards breakfast on Feb. 15. The city had placed 8th in 2012.

Each year, the Chronicle partners with Healthiest Employers LLC, a data aggregation and analytics organization developed to help improve wellness programming outcomes. Healthiest Employers collects, measures, and compares corporate wellness data worldwide. Atlanta companies were invited to take a survey that measured workplace wellness efforts, then scored in six categories.

Kennesaw’s award cited its focus on showing individuals how to change their lifestyles for the better. The city works with Communit-Y Health Network in a comprehensive wellness program for employees including annual health assessments and one-on-one coaching. Additionally, its “Fit City” community health outreach promotes nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction and encourages participants to combat obesity and inactivity and improve their quality of life. “Healthy initiatives and programs are critical in any industry because they focus on the employee,” said Human Resources Director LisaRae Jones. “Our employees are our largest and most important asset.”

Editor's note: This was prepared by Kennesaw spokeswoman Pam Davis.

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