SMP Honored by the American Diabetes Association

SMP Designated Elite Corporate Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association

(Rochester, NY– August 4, 2016) SMP has achieved the Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereSM initiative. In response to the honor, SMP’s Wellness Director Nikki Reynolds stated:

The motto of the SMP Wellness Program is that happy and healthy people make for healthy business. This motto drives our program model. We strive to offer a variety of services that promote total well-being and help to make personal health and self-care prominent factors in the lives of SMP employees.

To qualify for American Diabetes Association’s Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet healthy living criteria in three areas:

  1. Nutrition and Weight Management: Five of the twelve criteria options such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options.
  2. Physical Activity: Four of the nine criteria options, such as participating in the physical activity events of the American Diabetes Association, facilitating walking or biking to work, encouraging taking the stairs, etc.
  3. Organizational Well-Being: Having an organizational smoke-free policy and three more of the nine criteria options, such as having a designated wellness program coordinator, a wellness committee, or a contracted wellness company available to staff/members, integrating health topics/information into internal communications, etc.

 

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About SMP:

SMP, a NYS Certified Woman-Owned Business and a recognized Rochester Top Workplace, provides value-based IT Solutions in the areas of collaboration, networking, data center, end-user computing and security. SMP serves a range of customers across industries such as health care, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government and commercial in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England. With locally-based teams in each market, SMP designs and delivers solutions in collaboration with top manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, VMware, NetApp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and EMC. SMP also provides managed, hosted and professional services to help customers meet their organization’s goals and objectives. To learn more, visit smp-corp.com.

 

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, its mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To learn more about the organization and the Wellness Lives HereSM initiative, go to www.diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere