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Healthy Howard is an initiative that’s unique to Maryland and the region. We’re bringing together all facets of the community to create a public health model that can improve the health and well being of every resident. Take a look at what we’re doing and stay tuned for even more.
For more information please visit Healthiest Maryland Businesses. To join Healthiest Maryland Businesses, submit a Health ScoreCard today! You may also call 410-313-6268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Heart Association
Provides information about the Start! Walking program as well as information on becoming “Fit Friendly” certified.
American Cancer Society
Includes tips and information on planning health lunch meetings, communication tools for posting health messages throughout the workplace and employee health and wellness programs, including Active for Life, Choose to Change, Freshstart and Quitline.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Offers many worksite wellness tools, including:
Guide to Community Preventive Services – Worksite. The topics and their related
interventions were selected by the CDC as priorities for worksite health promotion.
Partnership for Prevention (PfP)
Dedicated to advancing prevention as a whole is PCP’s priority. Their “Investing in Health Workplace Guide” is full of online resources. Contact them to join their efforts and to benefit from their work in creating a prevention culture in America.
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
Includes sample surveys, reports and case studies that give insight into the challenges and ultimate benefits of implementing worksite wellness programs and links to other important resources.
Healthiest Maryland Initiative
Offers a range of resources including Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond, sourcebook for large and small companies.
Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center
Provides outreach and education to the local community through a wide range of classes, screenings and fitness programs.
Howard County Health Department
The Health Department is the sole government agency responsible for improving the health of Howard County. By State and County authority, the Health Department is charged with enforcement of certain federal, state and county laws and regulations. In addition to regulatory and enforcement work, the Health Department directly provides public health services.
Howard County Recreation and Parks
Provides opportunities to pursue safe and enjoyable leisure activities in balance with the protection and conservation of natural resources.