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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 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.
Health & Wellness Resources
- Magellan Healthcare + NeuroFlow Digital Wellness Tool
- Cancer Awareness
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
- Adult Preventative Health Guideline (Ages 18-49)
- Adult Preventative Health Guideline (Ages 50-65+)
- Previous Articles
OMC Wellness Presentations
For further information on any of these topics, contact the Occupational Medicine Clinic at 344-3670 or 344-3671.
Health & Wellness Talks
Physical Therapy Lunchtime Talk: Understanding Balance and How to Improve Yours
March 5, 2014 | Zachary Spero
A talk about the issues that cause balance problems, how aging and or inactivity will affect balance, ways of testing balance, and how to challenge and improve balance safely.
EAP Lecture: Active Listening Skills
March 12, 2013 | Jude Treder-Wolff
Speaker Jude Treder-Wolff discusses active listening, differences between hearing and active listening, barriers to active listening, and active listening skills. Part of the Emotional Intelligence series presented by the Employee Assistance Program.
Assertive vs. Aggressive: Emotionally Intelligent Communication
March 1, 2013 | Jude Treder-Wolff
Speaker Jude Treder-Wolff of Magellan Health Services speaks on definitions of different communication styles; how assertiveness differs from aggressiveness; and components of assertive communication. Part of the Brookhaven Lab Employee Assistance Program Emotional Intelligence Series.
Healthfest: All You Need to Know About Vaccines
October 24, 2012 | Mary Koslap-Petraco
Mary Koslap-Petraco of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services explains why adults, not just children, must keep up with immunizations for personal health and to prevent the spread of disease. Part of Healthfest 2012.
Preventing Workplace Illness and Injury
October 23, 2012 | Kate Hoffmann
Kate Hoffmann of Stony Brook University's Physical Therapy Program addresses the importance of workplace safety requirements, the Brookhaven Lab safety policy, the impacts of seated work and standing work, the hazards related to slips, trips, and falls, and the proper way to lift heavy items. Part of Healthfest 2012.
Achieving Work-Life Fit
April 25, 2012 | Jude Treder-Wolff
Jude Treder-Wolff discusses the way we establish priorities for relationships vs. the demands of work. She provides evidence-based information about the significance of work-life fit, tools for self-assessment of work/life balance, as well as strategies and resources for integrating this information into personal and professional life.