Is your organization the type of place where people want to come to work?

Are employees treated respectfully?

Does your employer go the extra mile to create a positive work environment?

Do workers feel that management is responsive to their work and personal needs?

If one or more of the above is true, we encourage you to apply for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) sponsored by the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) and American Psychological Association (APA). The PHWA recognize organizations in their efforts to develop the health and well-being of their employees as well as enhancing performance. The award program highlights a variety of workplaces in an effort to recognize the efforts organizations make to acknowledge and foster the development of their workforce.

Why Apply?

Receiving a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Utah Psychological Association gives your organization the recognition it deserves for the value you place on creating a positive work environment.

Award winners may be featured in the media, honored at special award events, recognized by community leaders and nominated for national recognition.  The Utah Psychological Association recognizes honorees with a plaque awarded at our annual awards dinner.

Evaluation Criteria

Awards are made to organizations who show exceptional commitment and/or innovative programs through:

  • Employee Involvement
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Growth and Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Employee Recognition

Criteria for this award can be found at Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

Utah Award Honorees


  • American Express
  • Deer Valley
  • Sahara
  • White Knight


  • Brigham Young University, Center for Service and Learning
  • Gastronomy
  • Green Valley Spa and Resort
  • X-Mission


  • ARUP Laboratories
  • Silverado Senior Living – Aspen Park
  • Ten Thousand Villages


  • ARUP Laboratories
  • Bisys Group, Inc.
  • Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
  • Earth Studio
  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Nicholas and Company
  • The Catalyst Magazine

Application Process

Organizations complete a simple, primarily open-ended application. Finalists participate in an employee survey and site visit. These involve meeting with representatives of management and employees for a few hours each.

If you are interested in nominating your company for an award, contact Dr. Stephen Chen, the Utah State representative for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards.  He may be reached at (801) 718-1609 or

Additional information about the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award program can be found at:  The APA Center for Organizational Excellence