Delta Dental of Arizona Earns Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Platinum Award; Honor Marks Seventh Consecutive Year Organization is Recognized for Health Initiatives
(GLENDALE, Ariz. – June 7, 2023) – For the seventh consecutive year, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being of their employees, employees’ families, and communities. For the first time, Delta Dental will be honored with the HAWP Platinum Award, previously earning the Gold Award in each of the past six years. The Platinum Award – the highest level of recognition – is presented to businesses making an impact both within and beyond their walls addressing one or more of the many health challenges impacting communities across the state. Platinum level awardees have demonstrated data driven programming and are leveraging cross-sector collaborations or partnerships improving the health, well-being, and equity of their community.
HAWP, a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, will recognize Delta Dental and fellow honorees for their wellness efforts on June 26 at the Desert Willow Conference Center.
“In addition to providing cost-effective dental benefits to our members, Delta Dental works to help the underserved and underinsured children, adults and seniors in Arizona access the oral health care they need by funding programs focused on dental disease prevention, oral health education, and medical-dental integration,” said Jolean Fleck, senior vice president of people and organizational development at Delta Dental. “Beyond this, Delta Dental employees volunteered 839 hours at 22 events in the past year. That means 66% of our employees are actively volunteering in the community compared to the national average of 32%. We are exceptionally proud of our employees and the culture of care they have created at Delta Dental of Arizona.”
Delta Dental is also focused on proactive efforts to promote and increase employee well-being by offering:
- Paid time off for dental appointments
- Paid volunteer time off
- Education assistance including tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance, and professional licensure and certifications
- A wellness discount focused on encouraging premium preventive care including tobacco-free status, telehealth, and annual dental/medical check-ups
- Quarterly lunch-and-learns on a variety of professional and wellness topics
- Annual wellness fair with free, on-site biometric screening and flu shots
- A dedicated and private lactation room with comfortable seating, private refrigerator and reading materials
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Income-protection benefits including employer-paid long and short-term disability and Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Gift cards for anniversaries and birthdays
For more information, please visit www.deltadentalaz.com/careers.
About The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program
HAWP is a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. This statewide program provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. For more information, visit www.healthyazworksites.org.
About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.3 million enrollees and more than 3,700 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups, and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave over $16 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.