Health & Wellness Initiative Promotes Healthy Living in Central Texas
Austin, Texas (February 7, 2012) – On February 24, Central Health, along with The Austin Business Journal, will honor The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) for having one of the most outstanding health and wellness programs implemented in Central Texas.
The GAHCC’s Health & Wellness Committee is the backbone of the Chamber’s health initiatives. The committee is affecting system-wide change via education of business owners and community leaders. This focus brings awareness to the chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the Latino community.
“The GAHCC created the Health & Wellness Initiative in 2008 as a way to reach out to the business community and promote the philosophy that healthy employees mean a healthy and robust business,” said Annie Crawford, chair, Health & Wellness Committee. “Through the initiative, we provide advocacy, leadership and education on wellness issues to ensure optimal workforce productivity and a healthier community for all.”
In addition to the educational and event programs hosted by the Health & Wellness Committee, there is an online health portal available through the Chamber’s website. The committee also supports organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association through direct donations and joint fundraising efforts.
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC)
Established in 1973, the GAHCC’s primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber continues to stand by its mission to build their members’ wealth through economic and workforce development, business networking, and community and policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.gahcc.org.