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Aims Community College Recognized as a 2024 Healthy Workplace Leader

Aims Community College has earned recognition as a Certified Healthy Workplace™ Leader for the fourth year in a row.  The award showcases Aims’ commitment to employee well-being.

Aims employees on conference bike.
Aims employees on the CoBi-7 Conference Bike.

Health Links®, a nonprofit program of the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, awarded this honor.  The Certified Healthy Workplace Leader designation is the highest level of recognition offered by Health Links. This certification level is awarded to organizations that have continually demonstrated the highest level of commitment and dedicated resources to team members and community health and safety.

"Being recognized as a Certified Healthy Workplace™ Leader validates our ongoing initiatives and dedication to creating a supportive and healthy work environment at Aims,” said  Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, Aims Community College CEO and president.

Aims’ Employee Services Department helps the college attract, develop and retain talented people for faculty, staff and administrator roles. It administers programs and benefits that strongly support a healthy work-life balance and contribute to overall employee wellness. 

“We are immensely proud of the array of wellness initiatives and resources we provide for our employees,”  said Rachal Walsh, Program Manager of Employee Wellness and Recognition at Aims.“Our Employee Wellness program collaborates with a Health Links advisor regularly to set goals and implement initiatives aimed at continually enhancing our programs.”

Aims covers the total cost of its employee insurance plans, including medical, dental, FAMLI, and others. Workers get paid holidays and time off for themselves and when sick. They also enjoy a four-day workweek in the summer. Employees can access the Physical Education and Recreation Center with equipment and personal trainers at no cost. Aims encourages professional growth by providing employees financial support to attend conferences, receive training, and take college courses. 

Aims also has a generous employee assistance program, which provides counseling through Talkspace and more. These help employees identify and solve personal problems that affect their work, health, and well-being. This could apply to issues such as stress, mental health and substance abuse, as well as financial, legal, and relationship problems.

Aims also has a generous employee recognition program, which includes annual awards and programs like Ripples in Recognition, Distinguished Colleague and Arty’s GEMS, where employees can recognize colleagues. 

A new culture-building investment is the CoBi-7 Conference Bike. Riders sit in a circle as one person steers the bike and six people pedal. Aims purchased the Conference Bike for teams to come together in a fun, healthy and innovative way on Greeley Campus designated paths and sidewalks.  Aims employees can check out the Cobi-7 Bike for meetings, team-building experiences and more.

Certified Healthy Workplace Leader

Recognition as a Healthy Workplace is based on an organization’s score on Health Links’ Healthy Workplace Assessment®, an evidence-based online questionnaire. Health Links offers an assessment, personalized advice, and access to proven resources to help organizations and their teams champion health and safety.

"This recognition speaks volumes about Aims,” said Jeannine Truswell, Aims Board of Trustees member. “We see health and safety not only as obligations but as critical components to achieving excellence and offering community service."

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