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SEARHC awards work site grants

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

JUNEAU - Employee wellness programs in Juneau received a boost from the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which announced $28,000 in small grant awards Monday.

Nine organizations, including four in Juneau, received money to address workplace concerns such as healthy food choices, physical activity, quitting smoking and air quality.

The goal of the grant program is to provide an impetus for supporting healthy, happy employees, said Bradelle Padon, school and workplace health coordinator for the Steps to a Healthier SE Alaska Program.

In Juneau, the Southeast Regional Resource Center received $3,130 to organize a lunchtime walking program.

At the SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center, $2,845 was awarded to create a lending library of health information, and Sealaska Corp. will use $1,250 to offer a noon yoga class.

Catholic Community Service of Juneau also received $4,000.

Organizations in Sitka, Craig and Klawock also received money to promote health.



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