Workplace Wellness Funding

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog, with the original message appearing as [Press Release:] Prevention Institute email:
$10 Million in Affordable Care Act funds to help create workplace health programs
Comprehensive Health Programs to Address Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco Use in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of $10 million to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health promotion programs across the nation to improve the health of American workers and their families. The initiative, with funds from the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, is aimed at improving workplace environments so that they support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. The application deadline is August 8, 2011.

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One Response to Workplace Wellness Funding

  1. By taking simple steps, organisations can reduce levels of sickness and absenteeism, retain staff more effectively, attract better staff, and maintain the health of staff as they grow older (an issue that is becoming increasingly important with our ageing population).

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