Certifications and Recognitions
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certification
In July 2016, Wellsource earned Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) certification for meeting NCQA’s requirements for Health Appraisals and Self-Management Tools.
Wellsource is proud to have received NCQA certification continuously since 2008. This recognition is the “gold standard” for wellness and health promotion products. NCQA purposely sets their standards high to encourage continuous enhancement. The certification is a testament to our commitment to quality and relentless focus on empowering individuals to enjoy healthy lifestyles that prevent chronic disease and reduce healthcare costs.
Clients who are undergoing their own NCQA accreditation can save considerable time and effort by receiving credit for all of the areas in which we have NCQA certifications. We met the requirements for WHP 5 and WHP 7, which are the equivalent of MEM 1 and MEM 2 for Health Appraisals and Self- Management Tools. We also met WHP 3 (Privacy
and Confidentiality) and WHP 13 (Measuring Effectiveness).
Aster Awards — Gold Winner — 2016
In 2016, Wellsource received the Gold Aster Award in the Patient Education Series for the Wellsource monthly Health Challenges. The monthly Health Challenge is a step-by-step health habit practice plan that wellness program providers distribute to their participants.
The Aster Awards recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their communication efforts. The gold-level award for Health Challenges places Wellsource in the top 5 percent in the nation for professional excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality, and overall appeal.
Healthiest Employer of Oregon — 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Wellsource practices what it promotes. The company has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Healthiest Employers of Oregon in the small business category (2-99 employees) for the past four years. The Healthiest Employer Award recognizes excellence in corporate employee wellness programs.
Organizations are reviewed and scored by standards established by Healthiest Employers LLC in six key wellness categories: culture and leadership, foundational components, strategic planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. The recognition reflects Wellsource’s ongoing commitment to creating a healthy workplace and promoting a culture of wellness.
AHA Fit Friendly Worksite
The American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly program rewards organizations that champion the health of their employees. Wellsource was one of just eight employers in Oregon to earn the highest level, Platinum, in 2015. The honor was received for encouraging and rewarding staff to exercise regularly, make healthy food choices, and be part of a strong culture of health and wellness. Wellsource was a Gold-level winner in 2013 by meeting criteria for physical activity, nutrition, and culture.