What is a Psychologically Healthy Workplace?
A psychologically healthy workplace fosters employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity. Organizations of all types, large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, from across the U.S. and Canada, are implementing programs and policies that foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.
APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards
The American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are designed to recognize organizations for their eff orts to foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.
Nominees for APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are selected from the pool of previous local winners. Candidates are evaluated on their workplace practices in the following areas:
- Employee Involvement
Additional factors that are considered include employee attitudes and opinions, the role of communication in the organization and the benefits realized in terms of both employee health and well-being and organizational performance. Following a competitive evaluation and judging process, the top candidates are selected for recognition by the American Psychological Association.
APA’s Best Practices Honors
The Best Practices Honors focus on a single program or policy that stands out for facilitating a psychologically healthy workplace. Special attention is given to workplace practices that are designed and implemented in a way that creatively meets the specifi c needs of an organization and its employees. As with APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, nominees come from the pool of previous local winners and are selected through a competitive evaluation and judging process.
Local Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards
Since 1999, our affi liated state, provincial and territorial associations have presented Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards to local organizations. Participation has grown to 52 associations across the U.S. and Canada that, collectively, have recognized more than 400 organizations.