Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments.
The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) (www.physicalfitness.org) was founded in l979 by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and has, as its vision that America shares in the social, economic, health and environmental benefits that come from living an active lifestyle. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all individuals by promoting physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles. We also champion environmental and policy support for active living, community involvement, promoting quality physical education; developing workforce health promotion programs and active-aging programs. With our focus, NAHF “bridges the gap” between federal and local action and unites researcher and community practitioner. Our award-winning worksite health promotion program “Global Employee Health and Fitness Month”(GEHFM) has resulted in thousands of employees leading healthier lives! USA school districts, universities, state and local governments, hospital systems, pharmacies and public health departments have all been participants in the GEHFM initiative.
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.