What Others Say


cdc-logo“The CDC is truly honored to be a strong partner with Prevention Partners. The work that you do is outstanding, it’s science-based and also incredibly practical. As we’re trying to make progress in hospital and school environments, you’ve worked through the barriers that come up naturally and shown that it can be done. You are the experts in taking prevention from the hypothetical to the very practical — and succeeding.”
— Janet Collins, Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

scha logo“In South Carolina, hospitals are eager to provide wellness leadership for their communities. That’s why we’ve asked Prevention Partners to teach us the lessons they’ve learned by working with our friends at the NC Hospital Association. Our hospitals are already seeing the benefits of this partnership.”
—  Thornton Kirby, President & CEO, South Carolina Hospital Association

New York City Tob free hospitals“We have been able to impact 18 hospitals and one million people in New York City with the Tobacco-Free Hospitals work that we’re doing with Prevention Partners. The idea is to create environmental change that really supports individuals in making a healthy choice. You can talk to individuals and encourage them to make healthy behavior changes, but it’s really hard to do if your environment doesn’t support you.”
— Dr. Susan Kansagra, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

vhha logo“Our members are engaged in a variety of employee wellness initiatives, but the framework provided through Prevention Partners allows them to be more strategic in their efforts.  The knowledge and commitment that Prevention Partners brings to employee health and wellness is contagious.”
— Betty Long, Vice President, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Novant Health logo“Novant Health is enjoying our partnership with Prevention Partners. In Rowan County (NC) it gives us the opportunity to engage with local employers as their healthcare resource in an effort to partner to improve the health of their workforce.”
— Nicole Kloss, Director of Corporate Health & Network Development, Novant Health

chamber-of-commerce-logo“Understanding the interdependence between health and economic development has never been more critical. The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is proud to promote WorkHealthy America as a vital tool to help improve the health of our workforce and community.”
— Deborah Hooper, President, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

us navy logo“It’s amazing how much I have learned from Prevention Partners, ideas that I’m putting into place in building our medical home system within the U.S. Navy. It’s crucial to have the healthy hospital assessment, to know these key metrics, key steps that you need to take in order to build momentum.”
— Dr. Joseph McQuade, Medical Director of Public Health, Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL




“Prevention Partners has propelled NC School for the Deaf, giving us a comprehensive wellness program with target goals. Doing the assessment and getting a report card is well understood. One major factor that keeps us motivated is the support we receive through webinars and wellness events. We are inspired and encouraged to continuously improve.”
— Dr. Audrey Garvin, Director, NC School for the Deaf, Morganton, NC

johnson price sprinkle logo“WorkHealthy Americahelped us find a starting place and assisted us with the tools we needed to get started as well as maintain longevity. This isn’t a ‘program’ for JPS but a chosen lifestyle for our team and our families.”
— Stephanie Emerson, Director of Firm Administration, Johnson, Price & Sprinkle PA

“WorkHealthy America has set the bar for the City of Greenville. The standard set for a wellness program to engage our employees in healthier lifestyles has fostered engagement with winning results. Our culture is now embracing challenges that never would have been possible before.”
—   Frank Salvato, Benefits Manager, City of Greenville, NC

Vidant Health logo“All of the hospitals in our system are using WorkHealthy America. The tool provides a structured action plan to guide our continuing efforts to provide a healthy environment for all employees.”
—   Amy Pearson, Corporate Health Services, Vidant Health

“When we received our Report Card, we knew we had some work to do. With a concerted effort, our staff embraced the notion of personal and institutional commitments to better health. Our improved score shows that with diligence and determination, any individual or institution can create a healthier worksite environment.”
—   Merle Green, Health Director, Guilford County Department of Public Health

“Without your oversight, encouragement, structure and timelines, we would never have been able to make these improvements. Working from scratch can be a barrier to success in such a hectic world. Making our workplace friendlier and more openly encouraging to employee wellbeing has been rewarding.”
— Dr. Audrey Garvin, Director, North Carolina School for the Deaf 

“WorkHealthy America provides the City of Greensboro with a common-sense approach to enhancing our wellness program by assessing areas of need, providing realistic solutions for improvement, and measuring our success. Our employees are more engaged and excited about making healthy lifestyle choices. The positive momentum is contagious.”
— Joan Blackburn, Benefits Consultant, City of Greensboro



“Your program helps by motivating and encouraging us to push our school, faculty, and students to be active and make healthy choices.”
— School Leader

“Almost every day I heard from my students, ‘Are we going to walk today?’ They find it a stress reliever–they don’t think of it as exercise, but a chance to be outside with friends. Then when we return to the classroom, they get more done because they can concentrate better.”
Kristin Sumner, second-grade teacher, Beulaville Elementary, NC

“Our enthusiasm for wellness is driven from the top leadership on down. Our superintendent and school board strongly believe that you must educate the whole child; that health is essential for learning and learning is essential for health.”
— Mary Jane Akerman, District Wellness Coordinator and Zone Health Team Leader, Thomasville City Schools