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Welcome to the Health Issues Summer 2017 Edition! The focus of this edition is Heart Health and the goal is to provide you with information, resource links, and practical tips you can use to improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk for early-onset heart disease.

This wellness initiative has the following resources for you and your workplace:

Health Issues in the Workplace Newsletter: Heart Health

The articles in the magazine provide you with information on how alcohol, tobacco, nutrition, inactivity, sleep, diabetes, and stress can affect your risk for heart disease. They also provide you with things you can do to help reduce your risk in both the short and long-term.

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Personal Health Guide: Heart Health Why Nutrition Matters

The personal health guide explains how improving your daily food choices and making simple changes can reduce your risk for heart disease. Read this guide to understand your risk and learn how you can start building healthy eating habits today.


The contest is designed to test your knowledge of what you read in the Heart Health newsletter.

Contest Poster

This poster can be used to help promote the Heart Health initiative in your workplace.


These are two page factsheets that provide detailed information about topics related to heart health. There are four e-bulletins in total. These e-bulletins can be printed, e-mailed to employees, or posted on your workplace’s website. For this initiative, the e-bulletins focus on topics such as heart disease in men and women, and the importance of being physically active at your workplace.

Ideas to Promote

This is a list of suggestions to help promote this initiative to your employees. The intention is for you to use one or more activities and events to generate interest and awareness about this topic.