The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced the recipients of this year’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors (PHWH), given to organizations from across the United States and Canada that have created a work environment where employees and business thrive.

A total of 23 employers, including nonprofit, for-profit and governmental institutions of all sizes, received the designation for implementing workplace practices that psychological research has shown promote employee well-being and positive organizational outcomes.

“The employers receiving this honor have demonstrated a commitment to programs and policies that take people and performance into consideration,” said David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, head of APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence, which oversees the program. “The leaders of these organizations know that building a positive and successful workplace takes both well-designed practices based on good evidence and a supportive environment. The range of sizes and diversity of industries recognized show that any workplace has the potential to be a psychologically healthy one.” 

This year’s recipients are:

  • Access Development (Utah)
  • AREUFIT Health Services (Pennsylvania)
  • Autosoft (Pennsylvania)
  • Back in Motion Rehab (British Columbia)
  • Beach Cities Health District (California)
  • Beehive Strategic Communication (Minnesota)
  • Bowers + Kubota Consulting (Hawaii)
  • Community Health Options (Maine)
  • Dakota County (Minnesota)
  • Diversified Rehabilitation Group (British Columbia)
  • EveryMind (Maryland)
  • Imagine IT (Minnesota)
  • Indiana Health Group
  • JTS Direct (Wisconsin)
  • LaSalle Network (Illinois)
  • Liberty Puerto Rico
  • Machias Savings Bank (Maine)
  • Mascoma Bank (New Hampshire)
  • Multi-Health Systems (Ontario)
  • Optus (Arkansas)
  • Tasty Catering (Illinois)
  • Team Horner (Florida)
  • Utah Foster Care

APA has celebrated psychologically healthy workplaces for almost two decades. Since the program’s start in 1999, more than 700 organizations have been recognized. The award criteria and evaluation are based on extensive research that psychologists have found help people stay healthy and perform their best on the job.