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With help from community, PCF promoting worker wellness

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PUTNAMVILLE -- With the help of organizations from the community, the Promoting Positive Correction Culture (PPCC) Committee at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) hosted a health fair to encourage employee heath awareness.

"Health wellness benefits both the employee and the agency," PCF Superintendent Stan Knight said. "It reduces absenteeism thereby increasing staff productivity and longevity in the workplace.

"We hope that our promotion of health initiatives will foster an environment that empowers staff with knowledge and resources to live stronger, healthier lives," Knight added.

Representatives from the St. Vincent, Clay and Putnam County hospitals, Aflac, Hearing Care Professionals, American Cancer Society, Putnam County United Way, Hamilton Center, Indiana State Farm Insurance and PNC Bank set-up displays, distributed literature and promotional items and discussed available resources available to address physical and mental wellness.

In addition, on-site health assessments and management in the form of diabetes, blood pressure and ear canal exams and flu shots were available to the Putnamville employees.

In conjunction with the Health Fair, Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) members partnered with the Indiana Blood Center to conduct a blood drive.

"It's our way of giving back to the community and saying thank you for your support," blood drive coordinator Tonya Morris commented.

The PPCC and ERC are facility-based programs that provide staff support and recognition, as well as service to the community, Knight noted

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