CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri will receive a major investment in resources to combat chronic disease among the Delta region’s workforce.
This investment will impact small businesses, workers, and families in Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard counties.
According to Delta Regional Authority Alternate Federal Co-Chairman Mike Marshall, the DRA initiated a $158,345 investment to support a coalition of public health agencies the six counties in the Missouri Bootheel.
The health agencies are expected to help small businesses to improve health outcomes by promoting behavioral changes in the workplace.
The investment is part of the DRA’s Healthy Workforce Challenge which has funded programs in five states.
The programs include: employee health assessments, access to healthy food options, fitness challenges, wellness classes, training and workshops.