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The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are designed to recognize organizations for their efforts to foster employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance.

Since 1999, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards have been presented to organizations by state, provincial and territorial psychological associations with support from the American Psychological Association. The award program highlights a variety of workplaces, large and small, profit and non-profit, in diverse geographical settings.

Applicants are evaluated on their efforts in the following five areas:

  • Employee Involvement
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Growth and Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Employee Recognition

Our local award program has been extremely successful, including three previous local winners, one of which later winning the national title.

Why apply?


Research shows that employee turnover costs an organization approximately 150% of the base salary of the employee to be replaced.. Some of these costs include those associated with recruiting, hiring, and retraining new employees. The PHWA application process is a FREE management consulting service to companies that will add to their bottom line with employee retention and attracting key employees.  Applicants receive a FREE site visit from experience licensed psychologists who will assess whether or not you have a psychological healthy workplace.  This is a major benefit to any company or organization, whether or not you win the award.  You will receive valuable information that will improve your company at NO COST. Turnover costs are often estimated to be 100% to 300% of the base salary of the replaced employee but 150% has been commonly cited

Psychologically healthy workplace practices can help you:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to the health and well-being of your employees
  • Attract and retain top-quality talent
  • Engage employees
  • Enhance organizational performance
  • Respond to employee expectations
  • Control healthcare costs



The Award Process

The application process includes several steps. First, organizations complete and submit an initial application. After the application is reviewed by representatives from the psychological association in the state, province or territory in which the company is located, additional information may be requested and organizations are selected for a site visit. In addition to touring the facilities, the state psychological association representatives administer an employee survey and talk to individuals at various levels throughout the organization including senior managers, human resources personnel and other employees. The state psychological association representatives review all of the information collected for each applicant and in a competitive evaluation process, select their award winners. Awards are presented at a special event and the winners are announced to the media



Don't wait! Click here to download our nomination form. 

Have more questions? Click here to view some frequently asked questions.

Meet the Psychologically Health Workplace Awards Committee Chair

Christina Sarabia, Ph.D.member of the PHWA Committee, is an industrial organizational psychologist passionate about working with managers and senior leaders to help employees of all levels reach their full potential. She has been focused on creating productive and engaged workforces in a variety of roles for several large corporations.   She is currently the Manager Organizational Development at Exactech, a medical device company, in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Sarabia can be reached at: 352-225-3514 and at

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