The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently named the City of Avondale Estates a finalist in the annual awards recognizing Metro Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers.
City Manager Clai Brown said in a message,
“Workplace wellness is absolutely vital for reducing health care costs. However, Avondale Estates’ wellness program, thanks to the commitment and efforts of our partner DeKalb Medical and our grantor Local Government Risk Management Services, continues to pay back in multiple ways - it positively influences our associates’ productivity, attendance and teamwork, as well as our workplace culture.”
Last year the city received a $6,000 grant through the Georgia Municipal Association to promote employee wellness.
The city says its wellness program has produced significant aggregate improvements in participating associates' biometric health evaluations.