County Web Link Focuses On Wellness

August 16, 2009|By Larry Carson

Howard County has a new link on the government's Internet home page to a federal Web site that provides information and tips on healthy living.

The idea is an extension of a similar service called "Wellness Works" that is already offered via the county Web site, but is aimed more within the government at county employees.

Called "Quick Tips for Healthy Living," the information is already available directly at healthfinder.gov, which is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The county's own Wellness Works program is intended to encourage employees to adopt healthier habits and prevent illness, both helping them and cutting health care costs. To access the new information, a viewer can click on "Wellness Works" and then look for the link to "Quick Tips for Health Living."

"This new partnership adds another dimension to the program and makes a wide range of national resources with well-tested wellness strategies available to both our employees and the community," said county executive Ken Ulman.

- Larry Carson

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