Black-Owned Firm Hired To Consult The Baltimore City Health Dept on Employee Wellness Program
(left to right) Michelle Spencer BCHD Chief of Staff, Oxiris Barbot BCHD Commissioner, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Tracy Davis "Biggest Winner", Gracie Asemoto Office of Infant and Toddlers, and additional BCHD staff
Baltimore, MD (October 5, 2012) -- In February of this year, during The Baltimore City Health Departments (BCHD) all staff meeting, it was announced that the leadership would be taking a more proactive approach in addressing the needs of its employees as it relates to health risk factors and overall general fitness. In order to address these issues, BCHD brought in Donavan Cox, president and CEO of DDC Total Health and Wellness LLC, to assist with the development and implementation of their program.
On September 25, 2012 during the launch of Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's annual Healthy City Days Campaign, The Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot announced the winners of BCHD's first official health and wellness initiative "The Biggest Winner". The winning participant lost an amazing 28lbs and with 10% of the workforce participating (approximately 90 employees) collectively lost an astounding 298lbs in only 2 months.
This is the first of several planned initiatives over the next several months as well as a testimony to the success formed between The Baltimore City Health Department and DDC Total Health and Wellness LLC.
About Donavan Cox, President and CEO
Mr. Cox has been a major leader in the health and wellness industry for over 21 years. He is a successful Corporate Wellness Consultant and Certified Master Fitness Specialist. He developed his training methods when placed in charge of preparation, maintenance, and recovery of the persons with the most physical demands and responsibility in the world - members of the US Armed Services. This was accomplished during his 4 years of service in the United States Air Force, where he served as Physical Health Specialist. Upon honorable discharge from The Air Force in 1992, Mr. Cox joined the Baltimore Police Department where he was able to serve as Lead Physical Training Coordinator and Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for the entrance level candidates, new police recruits and sworn personnel until his retirement in 2012
About DDC Total Health and Wellness LLC
In addition to his years of civil service, in 2006 Mr. Cox formed DDC Total Health and Wellness LLC which specializes in corporate wellness development, and fitness training for local government and small businesses. Each program includes a detailed process of consultation, evaluation, development, implementation and follow – up specific to the organization and or individual. These matrixes are needed to achieve the greatest chance of positive outcomes for the investor as well as workforce participation. DDC's past and present client list includes: HealthCare Access Maryland, DYNIS Inc. and SC Johnson Products (Canadian Division).
DDC Total Health and Wellness is also strong in the African American faith based community providing health and fitness seminars to several church organizations at no charge. Mr. Cox was quoted as saying "I feel God has blessed me with a knowledge and ability to address quality of life issues in our community through basic health and fitness education."
For more details, visit www.ddctotalhealth.com
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