Date of Award

Spring 2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Brenda Joy


Workplace Obesity, Health Risk Appraisal, Muskie School of Public Service


Wellness programs have evolved over several decades and a great deal of research has been conducted to measure the efficacy of the programs. The goal of this capstone is to explore obesity in the workplace and its impact on chronic disease in one Maine organization and to identify innovative and best practice, evidence based interventions that will reduce the risk.



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