PSCU Designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association

CUSO also recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

St. Petersburg, Fla. – (Nov. 1, 2016) – PSCU – the nation’s leading CUSO – has achieved the 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.

“We are honored that our commitment to making the health and wellness of our employees a priority has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. PSCU strives to encourage the adoption of healthy habits that will benefit our team members and their entire families, and will ultimately have a positive impact on the company’s bottom line and morale overall,” said Chuck Fagan, president and CEO of PSCU.

To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the 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.

In April 2016, PSCU was again recognized as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for the fourth consecutive year for demonstrating positive outcomes in the categories of behavior change, cost savings and return on investment through its THRIVE! health and wellness program. The Fit-Friendly program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.

“Many companies talk about having an employee-centered work environment, but PSCU truly creates a workplace where individual growth is encouraged and realized on a daily basis. We believe our employees are our greatest asset,” added Lynn Heckler, Chief Talent Officer at PSCU.

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. To learn more about the American Diabetes Association and Wellness Lives Here, visit diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The organization funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. It provides public health education in a variety of ways in order to improve the lives of all Americans. To learn more about the American Heart Association and Fit-Friendly Worksites, visit volunteer.heart.org.

About PSCU

Established in 1977, PSCU (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the nation's leading credit union service organization (CUSO) and was awarded CUSO of the Year recognition by NACUSO. The cooperative is owned by over 800 member credit unions representing more than 20 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment and mobile accounts. Comprehensive 24/7/365 member support is delivered through call centers located throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.pscu.com.