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Call for Applications -- Koop Award for Worksite Health Promotion

      Call for Applications -- Koop Award for Worksite Health Promotion

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013

Five New Board Members Join The Health Project

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Health
Project announced the call for applications for its 2013 C. Everett Koop
National Health Award, a recognition presented to organizations that implement
and rigorously evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. The
application, which is due by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 24, 2013, is now
available and can be accessed online at

The Health Project, the non-profit consortium that presents the Koop Award,
also announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors. The
new Board Members are:

  o Ellen Exum, BS, Director, Global Wellness, PepsiCo, Inc.
  o Michelle Hatzis, PhD, Program Manager, Global Healthy Lifestyles, Google,
  o Rebecca Kelly, RD, PhD, CDE, Assistant Professor and Director, Health
    Promotion and Wellness, The University of Alabama
  o Debra Lerner, MS, PhD, Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity,
    Tufts Medical Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
  o Tre' McCalister, MA, EdD, Global Health Strategist, Human Resources -
    Global Benefits, Dell Inc.

"The appointment of these distinguished leaders in worksite health promotion
to The Health Project board is an investment in the organization's future,"
said Dr. Ron Goetzel, president and CEO of The Health Project. "Expanding the
board will bring diverse perspectives and help ensure the continuity of the
Koop Award in the future."

A complete listing of The Health Project's Board of Directors is available at

The Health Project has been awarding annual prizes to organizations with
proven health improvement and cost savings programs since 1994. More than 50
winners have received the prestigious award since the organization was
established, with Dr. C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General of the
United States from 1981-1989, as its honorary chairperson. Dr. Koop passed
away last month at the age of 96, but his legacy and contributions to public
health and health promotion live on.

The Health Project (THP) is a non-profit private-public consortium dedicated
to bringing about critical attitudinal and behavioral changes in the American
health care system, so that providers and consumers employ its vast resources
with increasing knowledge and understanding. THP's mission is to seek out,
evaluate, promote, and distribute programs with demonstrated effectiveness in
influencing personal health habits and the cost effective use of health care
services. The National Health Awards are given each year to worksite,
community or provider programs which have soundly documented improved health
and decreased medical costs.

SOURCE The Health Project

Contact: Ron Goetzel, Office: (301) 547-4393, Mobile: (202) 285-6728, E-mail:
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