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KCATA Earns Health Certification from KC Chamber

Date:October 21, 2016
KCATA Earns Health Certification from KC Chamber

KCATA was recently certified in The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Program at the Silver Level. The Healthy KC workplace wellness certification is based on four ‘pillars’ of health: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and work/life integration. There are four levels of certification, based on a company’s level of achievement across the four pillars – Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention.  There are 212 companies that are Healthy KC certified across all four levels.

KCATA’s well-being program includes:

  • Provides onsite biometric screenings and health risk assesments
  • Operating two onsite gyms
  • Provides employees Garmin activity trackers and has a corresponding rewards program through Humana Vitality
  • Offers lunch-and-learn on various health topics
  • Employs a full-time Well-being Coordinator

The wellbeing efforts have strong support from leadership at the Authority, as well as participation and support from employees.

Walking for Breast Cancer Awareness
KCATA employees join Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo., employees in a walk to support breast cancer awareness.

About the KC Chamber Workplace Wellness Program

Local businesses can play a significant role in improving the health of workers and their families. That is the impetus behind the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification Program. This initiative recognizes organizations for their efforts in creating a workplace focused on health and wellness.

The Healthy KC is an initiative launched by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City in the spring of 2015, in collaboration with more than 100 area health and wellness organizations, businesses, government, and other sectors

“We are excited about placing Kansas City on the national map from a workplace wellness perspective,” says Workplace Wellness Action Team Chair Kelly Murphy. “Through the Workplace Wellness certification process, companies have many opportunities to share best practices and learn from each other to improve their workplace wellness offerings.”

“It is great to see so many innovations and creative programs being offered throughout the metro area. Together, we really are making a difference,” continued Murphy.

The certification process will be repeated each year, with the next round slated to open in early 2017. For more information, visit www.wearehealthykc.com.

Fitness Center
KCATA's onsite fitness centers got an upgrade in 2015.


KCATA employees participate in a group walk in the East Crossroads.