Current Practices in Worksite Wellness Initiatives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
supports efforts nationwide to reduce the risk factors
associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart
disease, and stroke through its State Public Health Actions
to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and
Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (State
Public Health Actions) program. Through a federal grant, all
50 states and the District of Columbia receive funds to help
prevent these chronic diseases.

This program focuses on healthy environments in workplaces,
schools, early childhood education facilities, and the
community. It also focuses on working through health
systems and communities to reduce complications from
multiple chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease,
and stroke. The goal is to make healthy living easier for all

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