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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 14, 2017

PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation officially launched Wellness AtoZ, its full-featured, multifaceted community wellness initiative aimed at making Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region known as destinations for healthy talent and a healthy community.

Wellness AtoZ offers free wellness resources to all businesses, which can be used to launch a wellness program or to complement or enhance an existing program.

“I’d recommend employers find out what Wellness AtoZ is all about,” said Jeff Stelnik, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. “Because whether they have an established program like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona or are starting from scratch, there are aspects of Wellness AtoZ that will support any employer.”

Community wellness/quality of life is one of the top factors businesses consider when looking to relocate and a considerable factor in keeping existing businesses in our community. Workplace wellness programs are proven to attract talent, improve employee retention, increase productivity and decrease absenteeism.

“We launched Wellness AtoZ to help identify the Greater Phoenix region as a destination for health and wellness,” said Jennifer Mellor, Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation. “We have companies of all sizes participating. Wellness AtoZ is turnkey and flexible – any company can participate.”

Photos from Wellness AtoZ launch here.

Select quotes from participating Wellness AtoZ employers:

“The mission at Cigna is to improve the health, well-being and sense of security of the people we serve, including our own employees. We participate in the Wellness AtoZ program because it’s important to us to walk our talk and have an active presence in our community.”
– Kim Lipsky, Region Manager of Well-Being, Cigna

“As an organization with an established wellness program, Wellness AtoZ has really helped supplement what we already have with turnkey solutions, great collateral and ideas for activities.”
– Tara Bethell, Vice President, Human Resources & Risk Management, Beatitudes Campus

“Many worksites already know the value of workplace wellness and speak the language, but we want to increase the impact for each employer. As each business becomes an employer of choice, Arizona becomes a destination for healthy talent.”
– Sherry Haskins, Worksite Initiatives Program Manager, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

“Blue Cross Blue Shield has always had a significant focus on wellness for our employees, but Wellness AtoZ is an opportunity to be part of a bigger community effort and be part of something special happening here in Arizona.”
– Jeff Stelnik, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

“At WebPT, we are all about supporting our community. We have great resources here, so using a program like Wellness AtoZ enables us to tell our employees about all the great options we have here.”
– Dana Gundrum, WebPT

Inaugural Wellness AtoZ employers:

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Delta Dental
Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Dignity Health
Arizona State University Foundation for Senior Living (FSL)
Beatitudes Campus Ideas Collide Marketing Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Maricopa County
Cigna Slalom
City of Phoenix Salt River Project (SRP)
Cox Communications StateFarm
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

 

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About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation
Launched in 2016, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation carries out charitable and education objectives by conducting research, forming partnerships and hosting events focused on education, workforce development, wellness and community development.

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.   

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