Wellness Newsletter

September 2014

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a part of a governmental effort to strengthen the United States' preparedness capabilities. The national preparedness architecture encompasses prevention, protection, response, and recovery efforts to prepare the United States for all hazards – whether terrorist attack or natural disaster.


Since September 11, 2001, the US Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations. September was chosen as National Preparedness Month, as the tragedies of September 11, 2001 highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared.


Ready.gov is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.


Ready.gov's website offers a lot of helpful information on being prepared, responding to emergencies, and the aftermath.

Ann Holmes (TCMHS Employee Spotlight)

Congratulations Ann! You are our Employee Spotlight for 3rd Quarter! Keep up the hard work! You are doing fantastic!


What actions or steps have you taken to become healthy over the last year?

In December 2013 I went to Dr. Tague at the Center for Nutrition. He did a complete biometric screening and an EKG. He put me on a nutrition program which included daily vitamins and supplements and exercise.


What has helped or encouraged you to live a healthier lifestyle?

My family and friends have been a great source of encouragement. It also really helps when you have someone to exercise with-I am so lucky that I have someone who has been meeting me on Saturdays. We walk 4 miles.


What advice do you have for your co-workers who are trying to make healthy decisions?

Don’t give up! Talk to your friends and co-workers because some of them are experiencing the same struggles.

Tri-County Heart and Sole 5K

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 9am

7600 NE Antioch Rd

Gladstone, MO

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Pick up your registration packets on Friday 10/10 starting at 10am in the Northland Human Services Building.