DENTON – The American Heart Association recently named Texas Woman’s University a Gold level Fit-Friendly worksite based on the level of wellness initiatives on campus aimed at faculty and staff members.
TWU’s focus on health and wellness is well known from an educational standpoint, with top-tier programs in nursing, nutrition and occupational and physical therapy just to name a few, a TWU press release stated. The latest distinction comes from the American Heart Association.
The designation is a timely one for TWU, as February is American Heart Month. The university is taking the opportunity to start conversations about heart health and women’s health in general through February’s Go Red For Women campaign and throughout the semester with campus activities like Well Woman’s Wednesdays.
AHA culled information related to the number and types of wellness initiatives available to employees, and it took a look into how the concept of wellness is enmeshed with the institutional culture at TWU to see where the university fits on the Fit-Friendly ladder. Redwine and a group from Health Promotion accepted the award at the AHA’s Dallas Fit-Friendly Symposium on Jan. 29.