“Chronic diseases and conditions - such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis - are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems...”
— CDC, 2016

Based on information from Champaign County's 2015 Community Health Assessment, 74% of Champaign County residents report being obese or overweight.  Currently, only 25% of manufacturing businesses offer obesity prevention and control worksite programs for their employees (Workplace Obesity Prevention Survey, June 2016).  Therefore, the goal of the Healthy Living committee is to increase the use of best practice workplace wellness prevention policies and programs in Champaign County.