The MDPH Work Site Initiative fosters and supports leadership among employers, health plans/health insurers, labor organizations and providers towards the development of healthy work sites.

This collaborative effort assists small and medium-sized businesses apply worksite-based initiatives that prevent and manage chronic disease. Health conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma, cancer and obesity; along with health risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use are addressed through this initiative. The overall goal is to have a healthier work force. The initiative is a collaboration between the MDPH Wellness Unit, the Diabetes Prevention and Control ,   Healthy Aging and Disability Unit , and the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program .

This information is provided by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control within the Department of Public Health.

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