Strive Health Recognized by the American Heart Association for Promoting a Healthy Work Culture

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Denver — May 10, 2024 — The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, has awarded Strive Health, a leader in value-based kidney care, gold-level recognition in the 2024 Well-Being Works Better™ Scorecard, representing a notable commitment to the health of its workforce and community.

Built on the Association’s 100-year history of saving and improving lives, the Scorecard brings together emerging research and input from leading experts to help employers create a healthy and effective work environment. Organizations can earn a recognition level of bronze, silver, gold or platinum based on their adherence to the Association’s science-backed recommended practices in areas such as health equity, burnout prevention, compensation, benefits and more.

“Strivers are the heart of our culture and we know that when they’re healthy, our business is too,” said Dave Thornton, Strive Chief People Officer. “The Scorecard gives us an in-depth look at our well-being strategy with valuable insights to help us best support our workforce and stay competitive among our peers.”

The Well-Being Works Better program was initiated in response to the profound changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to work. From the shift to remote work to heightened awareness of mental health challenges, the landscape of the workplace transformed significantly. The program aims to decode the key factors that contribute to employee happiness, health and empowerment.

“On the Scorecard, Strive excelled in communications, engagement and organizational policies and environment,” said Shelby Isaac, Strive Director of Talent Acquisition. “This highlights Strive’s deliberate communication strategies that target diverse platforms to engage Strivers effectively. In terms of organizational policies and environment, we surpassed the average score with our initiatives to create a safe workspace that fosters healthy behaviors by actively listening to ideas and feedback from every Striver, which further enhances our organizational culture.”

The Scorecard is divided into nine sections, featuring a mix of multiple-choice and essay questions, along with employee and leadership testimonies. After completing the scorecard, participating organizations receive their scores and comparative data against the average of other organizations. This analysis allows organizations to identify areas of success and areas of opportunity, ultimately guiding them toward creating more positive and effective work environments.

“We’re proud to recognize organizations like Strive that have made bold moves to build workplaces where everyone can thrive,” said Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO. “By completing the Well-Being Works Better Scorecard, these leaders have shown an incredible dedication to the health of their businesses and communities, and their contributions are helping us bring to fruition a world of longer, healthier lives for all.”

The American Heart Association’s Well-Being Works Better program is a curated solution for fostering and evolving a healthy work culture while supporting employees’ health — mind, heart and body. The Well-Being Works Better Scorecard helps leaders assess their health and well-being strategy based on leading best practices. On completion, organizations receive access to a results dashboard with exclusive industry benchmarking data and resources for continued learning and improvement.

Visit to learn more and view the full list of recognized employers.

Strive Health is the nation’s leader in value-based kidney care and partner of choice for innovative healthcare payors and providers. Using a unique combination of technology-enabled care interventions and seamless integration with local providers, Strive forms an integrated care delivery system that supports the entire patient journey from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). To help patients, Strive partners with commercial and Medicare Advantage payors, Medicare, health systems and physicians through flexible value-based payment arrangements, including risk-based programs. Strive serves 110,000 people with CKD and ESKD across 34 states and partners with over 720 nephrology providers. Strive’s case management and population health programs are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and its technology platform, CareMultiplier™, is certified by HITRUST. To learn more, visit

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