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Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. Recognized by the American Heart Association for Commitments to Workforce Well-being

Awarded Silver recognition for the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™

(PARSIPPPANY, NJ—April 3, 2023)—The American Heart Association has awarded Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. national Silver level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™. 

The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational well-being strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources, and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%), bronze (9%), or completer (5%). 

Delta Dental of New Jersey regularly provides its more than 250 associates with health-related programs to improve their health and well-being. Delta Dental of New Jersey last received American Heart Association (AHA) Workplace Health Achievement awards in 2018 (Bronze), 2019 (Bronze), 2020 (Silver), and 2021 (Gold).

In 2022, Delta Dental of New Jersey, as part of its wellness program, conducted 186 virtual exercise sessions, provided onsite blood pressure screenings with 50% participation, had 14 associates get CPR certified with AED training, hosted five lunch and learns, distributed monthly wellness e-newsletters highlighting health education topics, and more!

The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and wellbeing. First launched in 2016, the Scorecard was refreshed in 2022 to place a renewed focus on health equity and comprehensive organizational well-being. The free, web-based tool allows employers to regularly evaluate their health and well-being progress, identify areas of opportunity, and see how their results stack up against their peers. 

Research has shown that supporting the mental and physical well-being of employees is vital to driving productivity, engagement, and successful business outcomes. By investing in a culture of health in the workplace, organizations can improve employee retention and bolster their organizational reputation.1 

“Prioritizing our associates’ health and wellness is ingrained in our company culture,” said Dennis Wilson, CEO and President of Delta Dental of New Jersey & Connecticut. “We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our commitment to employee health and well-being along with our continued efforts to promote health equity in and out of the workplace.”   

The Workforce Well-being Scorecard is a key component of the Association’s Well-being Works Better™ platform, which helps business leaders unleash the power of a healthy, happy workforce. Distinct from traditional wellness programs, Well-being Works Better empowers employers to champion the mental and physical health of their employees and provides actionable guidance to meet the unique needs of their organization. 

For more information and a full list of recognized organizations, visit heart.org/workforce.  

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About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey's leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.9 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental and vision coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.

Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey's mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we're part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 85 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.

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