CDC Awards Funds to Viridian Health Management to Increase Workplace Health Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded Viridian Health Management, based out of Arizona, $9 million to increase comprehensive workplace health programs in organizations across the country. This management company will work with 70 to 100 small, medium and large organizations to help them develop or expand their workplace health programs.

This initative, funded through the Affordable Care Act, helps workplaces to support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases in order to improve the health of American workers and their families. Interested companies need to apply and will be chosen based on many different factors.

Over a two year period, these funds will help support evidence-based initiatives that aim to build worksite capacity and improve workplace cultures supportive of healthy behaviors. For more information on the new workplace health initiative, click here.

 


Released:
11-28-2011 04:04 (EST)