Health Promotion Program
Fostering a work environment that supports positive health and fitness practices so employees can reduce health-risk factors, achieve healthy lifestyles, and become more fit.
Find out by taking the test. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is offering a new, free Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to all Suffolk County residents at risk. Programs are conveniently located at hospitals, health care centers and libraries.
The program is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach and meets one hour per week for 16 weeks, followed by at least six monthly follow-up sessions.
The sessions cover healthy eating, physical activity, and lifestyle changes to help participants achieve the goals that lead to the prevention or delay of a diabetes diagnosis.
- Diabetes Overview
- Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
- U.S. National Library of Medicine - Diabetes
- American Diabetes Association
A lifestyle change program offered through the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make those changes—and make them stick. Through the program, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% (71% if you're over age 60).
Nutrition & Health
- Choose my Plate
- Nutrition for a healthy heart
- Food Frauds That Can Wreck Your Diet (online slideshow)
- The foodnetwork.com/healthyeats site is good for novice to the beginner! There are great recipes and advice with something for every budget or occasion.
- Have an iPhone? Try the free app “Calorie and Diet Tracker” by MyFitnessPal. It has a large data base and you can scan product bar codes.
- Walk Your Way to a Healthier Life
- Four Weeks of Healthy Living Tips
- Stress Less with Mindful Movement
- Get in the Game: Sports Fitness
- Fun for the Whole Family
- FitDay has over 5 million members and many of its offerings are free. Check out the free diet and weight loss journal. Through this account you can enter your exercise and daily food. The program also supplies useful analysis of the data that you provide.
Resources for Firefighters
Know Your Numbers
Metabolic Syndrome: Do you have Metabolic Syndrome? People with metabolic syndrome are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. Read more.
Operation Medicine Cabinet
The Suffolk County Police Department now offers drop off locations to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs.