The majority of adults spend most of their waking
hours at work, and the workplace can make it easier for employees to change
their behaviors by creating a culture of health.
Active living, healthy eating,
managing stress, and avoiding tobacco are some of the essential elements in
lowering the risk for and costs of chronic disease.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH),
Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has begun to partner with
organizations and businesses in the Southcoast who have a vested interest in
finding ways to improve employee health.
The Collaborative holds regular
monthly meetings from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month in
several South Coast business locations. Each session begins with a
thirty-minute presentation on a
Meetings are open to any business or
organizational representative from the South Coast area. Anyone planning to
attend is asked to RSVP Chairperson Angela Bras at
774-400-4466 for details and directions to the next meeting.
We are an employer-based
collaborative which, in a creative and cost
effective manner, will improve
the health and productivity of those who
work and live in the Southcoast
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