Why We Promote Health
The continuing national debate over health care has brought awareness to most Americans that a focus on wellness is critical to any possible solution. While there have been major breakthroughs in drawing attention to the obesity epidemic and the overall need to get people moving more and eating healthier, we need a breakthrough in people taking action. The mission of We Promote Health (WPH) is to bring together the entire community, challenging every organization, public and private, and every citizen, to make a commitment to healthy living.
Brian Jolles, President & Founder
We Promote Health
What We Do
We Promote Health (WPH), in partnership with other leading organizations that share our vision, both public and private, is committed to strengthening the collaborative focus on wellness for every individual and organization in Howard County. WPH serves as the coordinator for several Howard County initiatives focused on getting our community moving, eating healthier and placing a stronger priority on wellness.
The Always FREE "Boot Camp in the Park" is a for all ages and fitness levels. We designed this program to encourage individuals and families to support each other in making fitness a priority in their homes, workplaces and neigborhoods. This is the group that set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Outdoor Circuit Training right here in Howard County, MD on June 18, 2011. It was never about the record; it has always been about building community and providing an opportunity that will challenge everyone to move more. Since the inception of this program, over 1,800 individuals have participated. We hope to see you on Saturday morning! Bring your family, neighbors and your friends and join the fun! For more information, visit www.thebootcampinthepark.org
Our flagship initiative, Family Wellness Day, is a one day showcase promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyle and highlighting the many activities and programs that support wellness efforts in our schools, workplaces and community. This annual free event takes place the first Sunday in June at Centennial Park. Family Wellness Day is a day of celebration and healthy fun, but it is also a call to action for our leaders to come together and challenge the community to learn about and utilize the vast services and opportunities to help all of us lead healthier lives.
WPH coordinates WeCan! programs for Howard County elementary schools. WeCan! is a special program developed by NIH to support families in integrating physical activity, nutrition and reduced screen time into their daily lives. WeCan! stands for Ways to Enhance Childrens Physical Activity and Nutrition. WPH is one of a growing number of organizations helping to make this program available to parents and children throughout the country. Visit WeCan Howard County for more information.
We provide solutions, support and collaboration toward solving the problem of obesity, and encouraging healthy lifestyles in our homes, schools and workplaces. It is our hope that We Promote Health will have a positive impact on the health of our community, employers, schools, the food and beverage industries, families and community groups that share our concern and passion for promoting health and wellness.
For more information about We Promote Health contact us at 410-988-3786 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.