25th Worksite Health Awards

Thank you for joining us at the 25th annual Worksite Health Awards!

Melissa Cummings

25 years of celebrating wellness

At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), we’re delighted to continue our partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce as presenting sponsor of the 25th annual Worksite Health Awards.

How we think about wellness has changed a great deal since these awards began, but the reason for the awards has stayed the same—to recognize the companies that are helping their employees be healthier and to learn from their successes.

One of the ways that wellness has evolved is that it now includes more than physical health. We’re looking at wellness in a holistic way that also includes emotional, social, and financial well-being. And the companies that you’ll read about on this site are delivering wellness programs in new and exciting ways—from step challenges to nutrition programs to writing letters to our troops.

Congratulations to all the winners! I hope you find their stories as inspiring as we did.

Melissa Cummings
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, BCBSRI

A winning approach to wellness

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with BCBSRI to honor local businesses that are helping their employees improve their health and well-being. It’s been a tradition for a quarter of a century!

Every year, we receive impressive applications for these awards that highlight innovative programs as well as individual employee success stories. We were delighted to recognize 59 companies in 2019—companies that recognize healthier employees mean a healthier business. And, of course, healthier businesses mean a healthier economy. So worksite wellness is a win for all of us in Rhode Island!

On behalf of the Chamber—and our entire business community—I’d like to congratulate and thank all of our winners. You’re doing great work for our community!

Laurie White
President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Laurie White
Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Keynote address

Dr. Rajiv Kumar serves as president and chief medical officer of Virgin Pulse Institute, and he oversees the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board and the organization’s analytics team.

Dr. Kumar joined Virgin Pulse in 2016, following the company’s acquisition of ShapeUp, an employee well-being company that he founded in 2006. As CEO of ShapeUp, he led the growth of the company from a two-person, dorm-room startup to a global company with more than 100 employees, 800 customers, and 2 million participants around the world.

Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and received his bachelor of arts in business economics from Brown University.

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About the Worksite Health Awards

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is a proud Presenting Sponsor of the Worksite Health Awards, in partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Since 1995, the awards have recognized local businesses—like yours—that have created a healthy workplace. To learn more about the awards or for questions on the application process, please contact Barbara Laurino at blaurino@provchamber.com or (401) 521-5000.

25th Worksite Health Awards

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Why should you attend?

Attend the 25th Annual Worksite Health Awards, and come away with new ideas to promote better health and encourage a culture of empowered well-being in your organization. You’ll hear Dr. Rajiv Kumar, president and chief medical officer with Virgin Pulse®, explain techniques to build well-being into your company’s DNA, and other local partners like The Wellness Company and London Health Administrators will be on hand to share tips and information that you can use to promote employee engagement at your company. Please take a moment to register now.

25th Annual Worksite Health Awards

Please note – new date and location!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings
801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick

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Here's to
your health!

If you practice good health to create a healthier workplace, apply today for the 25th Annual Worksite Health Awards! Good health provides a solid foundation for your employees and your business. It drives productivity and engagement, and keeps folks coming to work every day. That’s why we’re saluting those thriving companies that pay special attention to health and well-being at our annual awards event.

Save the date

Winners will be honored along with other local healthy employers at a ceremony on:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street, Providence

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2019 application

Applications will be accepted through April 12, and it costs nothing to apply. So, here’s to your health! Thanks for doing your part in making Rhode Island a healthy place to work!

Here’s how to submit your application online:

  1. 1
    Read the checklist of items you’ll need to submit
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    Complete the application
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    Fill out the required contact and company info
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    Upload your application and supplemental material
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