Summit DD Receives Silver Award for Healthy Worksite Practices

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) was honored by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) for its healthy worksite practices. Other local winners include Akron Children’s Hospital, The MetroHealth System, American Greetings and Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.

It’s an honor to receive this award for a second year in a row,” commented Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk. “Our wellness program encourages healthy habits and promotes camaraderie – all of which lead to happier, healthier employees.”

The awards recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

Three levels of achievement were awarded – Gold, Silver and Bronze. Other applicants, who meet basic criteria, received a Recognition award.  Increasing the number of worksites receiving awards is an objective in Ohio’s Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease: 2014-2018, an objective being led by HBCO.

A ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. on January 24, 2019, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio as part of the Health Action Council 2018 Columbus Symposium. The symposium features national experts on health reform, health care systems and health benefits.

For a complete listing of healthy worksite award winners, please visit the Healthy Business Council’s website.

Summit DD is the community resource that makes meaningful connections for more than 4,700 adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families. It is the Agency’s mission to help people of all abilities reach their full potential, one person at a time. More information regarding the Agency is available online at


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