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The Psychologically Healthy Workplace 

2015 Workplace Award Winners

Five Hawai'i Organizations Honored in 2015

The Hawai'i Psychological Association, in cooperation with the American Psychological Association, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards to promote psychological health in the workplace. 

These organizations rose to the high standards expected of the Psychological Healthy Workplace Network across the nation and will represent Hawai'i as nominees for the 2016 national awards program.  Congratulations to all! 

United Healthcare Community Plan
Medium for Profit Business Winner

United Healthcare Community Plan earns high marks for Growth & Development. UHCP leadership works closely with employees to create individual development plans. Together they identify employees’ interests and strengths and explore career mapping.  In 2014, the company grew by 24% and promoted employees to leadership positions from within. 

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The Hawaii Group
Small for Profit Business Winner

The Hawaii Group shows excellence in the Work-Life Balance/Family Support category. The Hawaii Group is intensely committed to being family-friendly, where employees can balance work and family obligations.  The company has recently instituted a paid sabbatical program for employees with five years of service, with up to eight weeks off. 

University Health Alliance  
Non-profit Winner

University Health Alliance promotes Health & Safety by providing physical exercise classes that are available to all associates.  Associates can earn up to “75 wellness bucks” per month, which can be used to pay for in-house classes or off-site gym membership or $15 (onsite) 15-minute massages. 

Waimanalo Health Center
Non-profit Winner

Waimanalo Health Center fosters Employment Involvement by conducting an annual Employee Makahiki.  This event serves as a renewal for staff with educational sessions, social networking, games, and surveys/groups to obtain employee input on specific issues. Various committees, including the Leadership Committee and Wellness Committee develop action plans to address concerns and opportunities for improvement identified by employees. 

VA Pacific Islands
Government/Military Winner

VA Pacific Islands stands out for Community Service. VA Pacific Islands is a supporter of the National Veterans Golden Age Games, the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. This year VA Pacific Islands supported 10 veterans and 2 staff trainers to participate in this year’s Games.  The center helped raise $30K to cover the participants’ expenses. The Hawaii Team brought back 10 Gold Medals and positive memories to last a lifetime. 

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