Waubonsee named one of healthiest companies in America

By on July 3, 2010

SUGAR GROVE—For the third-straight year, Waubonsee Community College has been named one of the healthiest companies in the country by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), a company based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Each year Waubonsee employees are eligible to undergo a health evaluation by IHS. The healthiest companies are then determined using employees’ aggregate score on IHS’ “Interactive Health Index (IHI).” Waubonsee was one of 34 companies who earned the healthiest designation for 2009.

The IHI screens for indicators of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases by measuring factors like blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides. An added component of the test is a personalized set of steps individuals should take for health maintenance or improvement.

IHS provides population health management programs, which seek to encourage preventative health care.