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Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA)

PHWAThe Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) of The New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) recognize businesses and organizations that provide psychologically healthy work environments for their employees.  These organizations offer programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being, directly enhancing organizational effectiveness.

Why Create A Psychologically Healthy Workplace Culture?

In the current environment of increased economic pressure, it is particularly critical that organizations value psychological health. It has been shown that stress and family issues can affect employees’ ability to cope, potentially leading to increased absenteeism, higher health care costs, turnover, and lost productivity.  Workplaces that make psychological wellbeing a priority will ultimately outperform those that do not, as well as retain excellent employees.

NYSPA will honor New York State’s businesses and organizations that demonstrate commitment to their employees, not only in the area of individual mental and physical health services, but also provide opportunities for:

  • Employee Involvement
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Growth and Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Employee Recognition


Congratulations Past Winners!

2007 NYSPA PHWA Winners:

  • Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLC - Small, For-Profit
  • Harman Consumer Group, Inc- Small, For-Profit
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester – Large Non-Profit

Congratulations to the 2008 NYSPA Best Practice Honors Award Winner:

  • Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLC - Small, For-Profit

Other past winners include:

  • Green Chimneys School
  •  IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center
  • National Institute for People with Disabilities
  • State Bank of Long Island
  • Stone Construction Equipment, Inc.  

Winning organizations often reports the benefits of the PHW Award to be increased morale, increased retention and recruiting value, and overall enhanced image in the community and industry.


Applying for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Visit the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program site at www.phwa.org.  There you can read about the award, Apply Online, and explore Resources for Employers.

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program just launched three new ways to connect and share information about creating healthy, high-performing organizations.

linkedinA LinkedIn group for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program has just been created. Come join employers and the psychologists who work with them to network, share ideas and help create healthy, productive work environments. Click here to join:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?homeNewMember=&gid=1961535

facebookYou can also connect with the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Psychologically-Healthy-Workplace-Program/104373030829

twitterThey are also on Twitter! You can follow the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program’s short updates and links on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PHWP_online or if you don’t want to use Twitter, you can subscribe to the feed by pasting the following link into your news reader http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/41451502.rss

If you have further questions, please contact NYSPA Central Office at (518) 437-1040, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.