Prevention Wellness

An Ounce of Prevention

This week I attended the annual meeting of NC Prevention Partners – an organization dedicated to leading change in hospitals, schools and the workplace by creating healthier environments. NC Prevention Partners (NCPP) also happens to be one of my firm’s clients. In fact, two years ago we develop their new brand identity. Each year NCPP’s annual meeting is a celebration of prevention and wellness activities, particularly as it relates to hospitals across North Carolina. Interestingly, because of the organization’s success introducing smoking cessation and healthy food programs in North Carolina hospitals, other states are taking notice and contacting NCPP for assistance.

NC Prevention Partners has an amazing story to tell. Below are a few of videos from their YouTube Channel. They tell the stories of three people whose lives have been dramatically impacted by NCPP programs. Meet Helene Robinson, Leonard Simpson and Tony Morrison.

Just to give you an idea of this organization’s impact, this year they have guided 330 partner organizations to establish policies and benefits to create tobacco-free, healthy food, and active environments that supported more than 400,000 employees. (Source: NC Prevention Partners 2010-2011 Annual Report) They are now in the process of expanding their reach to South Carolina and New York City hospitals, in addition to establishing a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an amazing organization! Visit them online at www.ncpreventionpartners.org.

Post by Dan Dunlop, The Heathcare Marketer

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