Move it Monday – Creating a Culture of Health


At U.S. Preventive Medicine, we try to live what we preach; that is Prevention works and must be a part of the organization and firmly woven into its cultural fabric.  The Prevention Plan, our primary, secondary and tertiary prevention program has a large number of features that assist organizations to do this, the central piece being My Prevention Score, which I have discussed briefly before. 

As part of our internal effort, each week one of us is named the Weekly Prevention Champion and each day they write a short piece about that specific days focus.  As an example Monday is “Move it Monday”, so this morning when I arrived at work, low and behold this is what I saw in the lobby

And here is a close up of the sign 

In the office waiting area were a number of other items including a punching bag! 🙂

And finally throughout the office were more items just waiting to be used

I grabbed two 10 pound weights, walked to my office and fired up the computer.  Have already used them a bit doing some curls at my desk and will continue throughout the day and coming weeks. While this may not be a functional idea for your organization, things like this that mix it up, are fun and surprising can help move your company towards a culture of health.

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About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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