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Third Annual Workplace Wellness Awards

2017 Grand Prize Winner Desert Oasis Healthcare

Coachella Valley’s HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) is proud to announce the third annual Workplace Wellness Awards luncheon to be held June 7 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.

The Workplace Wellness Awards recognize exemplary organizations that prioritize employee health and wellness and encourage others to do the same. Organizations of all types—businesses, nonprofits, schools, and governmental agencies – may participate.

This year, awards will be presented to four small organizations (1 – 100 employees) and four large organizations (101+ employees) in the following categories:


This includes walking clubs at work, healthy food options in vending machines, weight loss support groups, free health screenings, etc.


Safety training, safety equipment, reducing exposure to toxins, etc.

Wellness/Mental Health

Including flex-time policies, enhanced employee recognition, supportive supervisors, team-building, etc.

A Grand Prize will also be awarded to the organization which exemplifies all three of these areas.

Annual Review of Public Health studies show workplace wellness benefits include increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, enhanced morale, decreased health care costs and decreased legal costs. “A healthy work-life balance reaps benefits for both the employer and the employee,” says HARC CEO Jenna LeComte-Hinely, PhD. “We are thrilled to once again shine the light on those organizations setting the standard for other Valley organizations.”

All are encouraged to attend the luncheon to learn what programs others are doing for workplace wellness. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

HARC’s Workplace Wellness Awards will be held June 7 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Tickets include complimentary valet parking and lunch. Early bird tickets are only $25 and will increase to $35 after May 24.

For tickets and additional information visit For sponsorship information contact Jerry Quintana at

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