FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2016
Contact: Martha Parham
Washington, DC. – The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) launched an exciting national challenge to get employees across the country On the Move in 2016. The On the Move competition focused on national corporate health initiatives to combat physical inactivity. Eighty-four companies representing almost 80,000 employees participated in this 12-week online challenge. The challenge engaged employees with educational resources, behavior change incentives, social support and, of course, movement.
Washington, DC-based American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) employees tracked their activity types, duration and intensity to earn “Move points” each day. AACC beat out nearly 20 similarly sized organizations and finished as one of the Top 10 most active companies in the Small Business category in the United States.
By participating in the On the Move National Challenge, organizations around the country took a stand for more movement and improved cultures of wellbeing for their employees. In fact, the challenge has been shown to cut sedentary behavior in half and revolutionize worksites for physical activity. According to WELCOA, 80% of employees who complete the challenge say they will continue to be active in the long term.
To see the full leaderboard, check out https://onthemovechallenge.welcoa.org/leaderboard. For more information about AACC’s participation in the event, please contact Charisse Bazin-Ash.
As the voice of the nation’s community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), delivers educational and economic opportunity for 12 million diverse students in search of the American Dream. Uniquely dedicated to access and success for all students, AACC’s nearly 1,200 member colleges provide an on-ramp to degree attainment, skilled careers and family-supporting wages. Located in Washington, D.C., AACC advocates for these not-for-profit, public-serving institutions to ensure they have the resources and support they need to deliver on the mission of increasing economic mobility for all.