The Mississippi Business Group on Health in collaboration with the Mississippi Public Health Association is supporting the promotion of National Public Health Week in 2016. NPHW is a national effort to make American the world's healthiest nation in one generation.
The Mississippi Public Health Association is promoting NPHW with a variety events across the state from universities, to health departments, and some employers. Visit their site for more information.
Employer members of the MSBGH are offering a variety of healthy programs and resources supporting the health and wellbeing for their employees. Levi Strauss and Company located in Madison County is holding it's annual Health Fair for employees during the week. Butler Snow Law Firm offers healthy vending and catering for its employees along with having bicycles available for them to ride during the day. Trustmark National Bank has an onsite wellness clinic at their corporate offices for their employees to visit and receive care and health coaching. Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company offers onsite fitness classes after work for employees and their dependents to participate.
"We have many great examples of our members who are promoting health to their employees and their families by offering programs and resources at work, at home, and in the communities where their employees live. Many of our members also support local health efforts which is part of our efforts to promote Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities" states Murray Harber, Executive Director, Mississippi Business Group on Health.