In the summer of 2015 Dr. Rob Thomas instituted an internal worksite wellness program for staff members of Big Bend AHEC, Big Bend Rural Health Network and Panhandle Area Health Network. Florida A&M University healthcare management intern Mr. Matthew Henderson was challenged with introducing activities to staff to engage them with a goal in mind of improving their overall health/work life balance. After Mr. Henderson completed his internship and graduated, he continued to volunteer with all three organizations and participated in community presentations in surrounding counties. He left a great sense of importance on this initiative. Mr. Anthony Jones stepped up as the wellness champion and currently serves as the founding editor of the monthly health and safety newsletter. Staff members participate in monthly challenges/activities to:
- Improve physical fitness
- Rethink nutrition
- Reduce stress
- Improve balance
- Foster teamwork
Click here for Mr. Henderson’s Worksite-Wellness-Obesity-Presentation.
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