Woodbury THRIVES is a community initiative aimed at improving the health of residents in the broadest of ways: physical health, spiritual and emotional well-being and financial health. Events and services will help residents grow in health and financial literacy, improve healthy behaviors, and together promote Woodbury as a health and wellness community.
The benefits will include healthier families, a more vibrant source of employees for economic development, and better access to services that help citizens adopt a lifestyle of health and well-being.
It was World Mental Health Day on Thursday. This is a wee video/message to emergency workers, health workers, teachers, and employers & what they can do to help prevent suicide.
Working together for the well-being of all...A few words of care can make a world of difference.
It's World Mental Health Day.
Occasional emotional distress is normal in adolescence, but for some young people, it can become long-lasting or overwhelming & lead to difficulty in everyday functioning &, in some cases, suicide.
This is what 👩🏫👨🏫 can do to help prevent suicide among teenagers.
With kids back to school, the Minnesota Department of Health has updated its School E-cigarette Toolkit. The toolkit link below provides tools and resources for Minnesota school staff, including administrators, educators, teachers, and health services staff, who are working to address the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products in schools. School tobacco toolkit: #schoolkit" target="_blank">https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/tobacco/ecigarettes/index.html#schoolkit
Fitness Friday! Looking to engage more employees in physical activity, Self Esteem Brands received funding through Living Healthy in Washington County to help create a bike-friendly worksite. Self Esteem Brands purchased three bicycles for their Woodbury campus and made them available for employees to use during the work day or on lunch breaks. Additional equipment was purchased, including a bike fix-it starter kit, air pumps, and helmets. Self Esteem Brands kicked-off the initiative during National Bike to Work Week in May to generate excitement and encourage participation. The bikes have been well-received. On average, one bike is checked-out by an employee each day and staff have established a bicycle club which meets weekly for a group ride. Learn more about the SHIP worksite strategy http://livinghealthywc.org/worksite/