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.


APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Each year, organizations of all types from across the United States and Canada apply for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation process to assess their workplace practices in employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance, employee recognition and communication. The evaluation process includes an application form, an essay questionnaire, an employee survey and an in-person site visit.

APA selects the top organizations to receive a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award and recognizes other applicants that meet established criteria with an Honors designation.

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APA's Organizational Excellence Awards

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 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program at phwa@apa.org.




APA's Organizational Excellence Award

"Winning this award has validated the hard work all our staff put into their work every day. In an industry that has high staff burnout and turnover and is usually in the press for failing, Green Chimneys strives to change that paradigm. We celebrate our successes and learn from our failures."

Joseph A. Whalen
Executive Director
Green Chimneys