ARPF Partners with Community Health Providers in Southern Arizona
On September 29th, ARPF was the featured speaker and educator at the Cochise County Worksite Wellness Conference, partnering with multiple organizations from across Southern Arizona, such as Healthy Arizona Worksites, Canyon Vista Medical Center, Benson Hospital, Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services, Inc. and County of Cochise, among others.
The theme of the conference was “Moving the Wheels Towards a Healthier Workplace.” Over fifty employees from partner organizations, community businesses, and health care providers gathered to learn more about how the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program could benefit both the health and the productivity of their employees. Simply put, the healthier and happier the workplace, the better end results for both employees and business output. ARPF representative Melinda Zeimantz, NP, who achieved her ARPF Brain Longevity Specialist Certificate in 2018, shared an overview of the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention in the context of ‘Brain Health in the Workplace’ and ARPF staff held 15 memory screenings to interested individuals. In addition, ARPF discussed #BLTT19 as a way to educate healthcare providers within these organizations.
Our partnership with the Cochise County organizations includes important goals for the future, which were also inaugurated that day:
1) Expanding the science and practice of prevention to Cochise County and Southern Arizona by local professionals who hold a Brain Longevity Specialist Certificate, and
2) Providing free memory screenings under the auspices of ARPF
During the Worksite Wellness Conference, ARPF was honored with a certificate of recognition for our participation in the conference and willingness to build a strong partnership that will promote prevention and brain health in our community for years to come.