Congratulations to Inspire to Rise for receiving certification as a silver-level I am a Healthy Start Employer for creating a culture of health and wellbeing for families in the workplace!
The certification is awarded to employers that work hard to ensure families receive the support and education they need before, during and after pregnancy. There are three levels of certification: Bronze, Silver & Gold. Certification is based on a self-assessment completed with I am a Healthy Start Employer staff.
To receive the silver-level certification, Inspire to Rise met requirements around breastfeeding; information and resources; policies; and child care.
Inspire to Rise is invested in community health and a healthy workforce through their support and education offered to expecting and new moms and dads. They believe in supporting nursing mothers and have launched a successful lactation environment — they have a written policy, refer for lactation support, offer flexible schedules and breaks and have a private lactation room with a lounging chair, small table and electrical outlet for breast pump. Inspire to Rise also offers many on-site classes through a partnership with Fatherhood PRIDE and the Azalea Project.