Flagler College Awarded Platinum Level for 2024 Healthiest Companies

2024 Healthiest Companies Award - Wellness Committee members with award
May 24, 2024
Flagler College was recently awarded the Platinum Level Award for 2024 Healthiest Companies by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) for creating a culture of health and wellness within the organization. This is Flagler’s first time achieving the Platinum Level. Award recipients were honored at the Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference on May 8, 2024, at the Florida Blue Conference Center.

Award winners were recognized for making noteworthy strides to improve the health and well-being of their employees.  Applications were evaluated based on five key components of a well-rounded wellness program: leadership alignment, promoting a healthy work environment and culture, wellness collaboration and program design, wellness programs and initiatives to support well-being, and evaluating and measuring opportunities and successes.

“This year, we are thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Platinum designation!   This achievement is a testament to everyone's collective effort and dedication at Flagler College. Our robust well-being initiatives, coupled with our strong internal and external partnerships, have fostered a culture of resilience and fulfillment, unlocking the full potential of our individuals for personal and professional success,” said Kelly Toaston, VP and Chief HR and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.

2024 Healthiest Companies Platinum Seal Graphic

Platinum award winners have best-in-class wellness programs and have created a health and well-being culture throughout their organization. They have full leadership support and invest in necessary resources to strategically design, implement, and measure programs that demonstrate improvement in the health and well-being of their employees. 

Specific health and wellness programming Flagler College offers its employees include but are not limited to the Employee Assistance Program(EAP), employee discount programs, PTO, access to on-site Fitness Center and Fitness Room, Zumba and Yoga class offerings, healthy meal options at the Dining Hall, virtual access to a dietitian (includes one-on-one consultations), virtual access to retirement/financial consultants (includes one-on-one consultations), annual Health Fair with Biometric Screenings, access to Telehealth services, the option to have standing desks/ergonomic chairs, and an incentive for participation in an annual benefits survey.

The FCWWC was established in 2008 as a community work group led by a partnership between the FL Dept. of Health in Duval County and the City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Wellbeing. The mission of the Council is to improve the health of the First Coast community by sharing resources and providing guidance through their member businesses. Additionally, the FCWWC offers networking opportunities, training, education, and resources to support the growth and development of wellness professionals and the organizations they serve.

A complete list of award recipients can be found here.