APA Center for Organizational Excellence: The Awards

The Awards

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

The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors

APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors is an annual recognition program open to all employers throughout the United States and Canada. Organizations of all types — large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit — are encouraged to apply.

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

Following a multi-step application process, organizations that have implemented programs across the five practice areas listed above, demonstrate positive outcome for employees and the organization, and receive positive results on an employee survey and site visit are selected for recognition.

Learn how to apply and get started today.

APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Nominees for APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards are selected from the pool of organizations that received APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors in the previous year. Following a competitive evaluation and judging process, the top candidates are selected for national recognition by the American Psychological Association.

APA's Organizational Excellence Award

This national-level recognition, given to a single organization each year, is designed to highlight the effective application of psychology in the workplace — whether addressing mental health, applying good behavioral science to safety practices, using learning theory to strengthen training efforts, or a host of other ways that psychology can promote well-being and performance. For more information about the Organizational Excellence Award, contact APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence at phwa@apa.org.

"Many of our organizational values focus on employees, with a goal of maximizing quality service to our community. This award illustrates our level of commitment to providing our employees with a healthy workplace, both physically and mentally."

Ed Everett
City Manager
Redwood City, CA