your wellness is our mission!
ADDRESSING NEEDS (Clinical Interventions)
Once your agency’s Screenings and Assessments are completed and analyzed, they can be utilized to customize a Worksite Wellness Program specifically targeting the unique needs of your personnel. While Ongoing Support and Education will be the key to a sustainable Worksite Wellness Program, Addressing Needs identified by your screenings can actually “jump-start” your employees’ progress on the road to good health. Our interventions are provided by qualified professionals (Diabetes Educators and Health Educators) utilizing the evidence based programs summarized below.
Potential Clinical Interventions Include
CPR & First Aid
The Lake Cumberland District Health Department provides CPR and First Aid classes using the American Heart Association training, education materials and certification (Certification lasts two years).
Diabetes at Work
Diabetes at Work is an evidence-based curriculum from the National Diabetes Education Program. It is geared for “lunch and learn” forums and is ideal for a 30 minute lesson. The object of Diabetes at Work is to reduce diabetes risk factors, improve diabetes control, to reduce complications associated with diabetes and increase patient counseling and education. Also, this provides an opportunity for employers to explore policy changes that will lead to more physically active employees as well as promote healthier food choices at the worksite.
Staff at LCDHD are CDC registered providers of The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Change Program. This is an evidence-based program for preventing type 2 diabetes. Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to learn how to make lifestyle changes that can reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with pre-diabetes.
Freedom From Smoking (FFS) Cessation Program
The Freedom From Smoking (FFS) Cessation Program is ranked one of the top cessation programs in the country. The American Lung Association, Freedom From Smoking program has been helping people stop smoking for over 35 years. This smoking cessation program is one of the top ranked cessation programs in the country, with 51% success rate at the end of the program.
Our sessions are led by trained health educators who specialize in the Freedom From Smoking and have been providing smoking cessation classes for over 14 years across the Lake Cumberland District.
Personal Empowerment Plan
With the support of our staff, Personal Empowerment Plan (PEP) is a self-directed worksite program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. Individual evaluations are provided to determine participates readiness for change. The program materials include workbooks for healthy eating and physical activity targeting employees based on their particular readiness level to change. A coordinator’s kit, promotional brochures, and posters are also included in the program.
Walk With Ease
No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease is proven to:
- Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
- Increase balance, strength and walking pace
- Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
- Improve overall health
Get support in a group setting as you follow the six week Walk With Ease program. Classes are taught by an Arthritis Foundation certified leaders.