International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that its Well Ahead program received a silver Hennepin County’s 2017 Wellness by Design Award.

Dorsey was one of 73 organizations in Hennepin County to receive the 2017 Wellness by Design Award for excellence in worksite wellness. The award recognizes organizations that make employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness initiatives.

The Wellness by Design Awards are presented to Hennepin County employers that demonstrate accomplishments in management support, wellness infrastructure, communication, and programming directed at improving employee health. A “+Green” designation is also awarded to companies that minimize their impact on the environment.

Dorsey’s Well Ahead program started in 2015 and has 40 Well Ahead Champions across its U.S. offices. The program includes Firm-wide wellness presentations such as: Sleep, Blue Zones/Secret to Longevity, De-Clutter/De-Stress, Distracted Driving, Benefits of the 401(k) Plan, Elder Care, Emotional Health & Wellness, Nutrition, and Colon Cancer Awareness/Prevention. The local Well Ahead Champions also hold their own office activities such as: Bike to Work Weeks, TedTalk viewings, Coloring for Stress, Recipe Sharing, and Chair Massages. Thirty (30) Day Challenges have included: Walking, Weight Loss, Squats, Planks, and Water Hydration.