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Employee Update
April 2006

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“Well at Work” is up and running!

Public health employees got a division-wide jump-start on workplace wellness on March 20 with health screenings, exercise and nutrition classes, walks and runs. Events were held at the North Raleigh Six Forks DPH campus; in downtown Raleigh at the Cooper, Cotton and Bath buildings; and in Concord and Greenville for regional staff.

Booze It and Lose It simulated sobriety testEmployees learned about workplace ergonomics, healthy snacking, and good-for-you lunches, and got to try stretching and desk exercises, yoga and aerobics. They were given information on quitting tobacco and on misuse of alcohol—along with an opportunity to “walk the line” wearing special “drunk driver” glasses provided by Forensic Tests for Alcohol’s “BAT” Mobile Unit.

Michael SandersonThey also got information packets stuffed with health tips, goodie bags, coupons for restaurants, workout passes for a local gym, discounts for parts and accessories at a bike shop, and a chance to vie for door prizes.

The events kicked off the Division of Public Health’s workplace wellness program. Ongoing events are being encouraged and supported, such as StairWELL exercise programs and regular walking clubs. Walking maps for several locations are posted in buildings, and some are also available on the “Professionals” section of the web site.



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