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Head Start Recognized at Chamber Dinner for Employee Health & Wellness Program

November 20, 2019

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. accepted the 2019 “Healthy Workplace Award” during Tuesday night’s annual Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce dinner. Each year the event recognizes businesses and individuals throughout the Greater Wilkes-Barre area in a number of different categories. The “Healthy Workplace Award” is presented to a business or businesses that promotes health and wellness within their organizations.

LCHS works alongside Geisinger’s wellness programs in order to collaborate and develop annual wellness plans catered to its workforce. The overall goal is to improve the health of staff by offering screenings such as blood pressure, weight management, glucose, lipid panels, and bone density screenings. Through challenges that focus on weight management, such as the “March Mayhem Walking Challenge” and the holiday-themed “Maintain Don’t Gain,” and the development of annual screening and wellness plans, LCHS continues to develop a culture of wellness and self-improvement. The goal of these programs is to help employees lead healthy lifestyles and become role models for the communities in which they serve.

LCHS is one of four organizations in Luzerne County that received the 2019 Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s “Healthy Workplace Award.”

Pictured, from left: Kelly Billig, secretary of LCHS’s health and wellness committee; Beth White, assistant executive director; Lynn Watters, chairperson of LCHS’s health and wellness committee; Lynn Evans Biga, executive director