GSA: Contributing To America's Plan for Better Health and Wellness
Did you know that GSA is taking a leadership role in helping weave prevention into the workplace? We are one of 20 federal agencies across the country raising awareness over America’s health and wellness as part of the Affordable Care Act.
As a matter of fact, a number of health and wellness programs have been implemented right here in the Rocky Mountain Region at the Denver Federal Center including:
- A fitness trail
- A campus bike share program to travel around the 624-acre campus
- An annual farmers market
- Some treadmill work stations at Building 41
- A convenient health clinic for the 6,200 plus campus employees
- A Weight Watchers program
Another way GSA is making a difference is by having Sue Damour, Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator, participate on the Regional Prevention Council with Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. The Council aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The specific goal of this council is to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.
Through this council, a variety of activities are scheduled to take place this year including things like:
- Partnering with federal agencies to support the “Let’s Move” campaign by using promotional materials to raise awareness of the opportunity
- Sponsoring two one-mile walks in the spring
- Participating in the “Bike to Work” Campaign sponsored in Washington, DC in May 2014
Prevention is the key to increasing the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Take a look at this infograph to see how your government is making a difference today in giving you the tools to be healthier. More information about how you can implement changes are available here.