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Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) has been awarded the 2021 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America (MHA). This Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

鈥淲e are incredibly proud to be among the first organizations to be certified by MHA,鈥 said Sharon Meyers, EdD, CFRE, president and CEO of HFA. 鈥淥ur status as a Platinum Bell Seal demonstrates HFA鈥檚 ongoing commitment to employee mental health and well-being and aligns with our focus on mental health resources and support for members of the bleeding disorders community.鈥

MHA, founded in 1909, is the鈥痭ation鈥檚 leading community-based nonprofit dedicated鈥痶o addressing the overall mental health of all. MHA has spent decades researching mental health in the workplace, and in 2019, introduced the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health to recognize companies and organizations that understand the value of addressing mental health at work and that implement policies and practices that support employee well-being.

The Bell Seal recognizes employer advances in workplace mental health by awarding recognition levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. HFA underwent a rigorous evaluation of its policies and practices in five areas: workplace culture, benefits, wellness programs, legal compliance, and leadership and community engagement. HFA鈥檚 Platinum status demonstrates outstanding scores in workplace culture, employee perks and programs, legal and ethical compliance, and leadership and community engagement.

鈥淗FA chose to pursue the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health to see if we are focused on the right things with mental health,鈥 Meyers said. 鈥淥ur overarching goal was to review everything we are currently doing to get helpful ideas on areas we can improve. We found the process to be thorough, fair and incredibly insightful鈥擬ental Health America is truly the expert in this area. We will continue efforts organizationally and with the larger community to focus on mental health and wellness for people living with a bleeding disorder.鈥

HFA is committed to providing the best for its employees and looks forward to continuing the work to ensure the organization upholds the standards set forth by the Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health.

Learn more about MHA and the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health at
www.mhanational.org/bestemployers.


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