National Association for Health and Fitness and Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Partner with MedFit Network, a Leading US Fitness and Allied Healthcare Professionals Organization
(Albany, NY, Washington, DC & Costa, Mesa, CA – July 1, 2021) The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) a non-profit organization founded in l979 by the United States President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition and Global Employee Health and Fitness Month founded in 1989 are proudly announcing a new strategic partnership with MedFit Network.
MedFit Network shares a mutual goal of educating people about healthy living and complementary healthcare management of chronic diseases/medical conditions and their risk factors. This partnership helps connect consumers to qualified fitness and complementary healthcare providers who are interested in working with those with medical conditions through the MedFit Network online network. This network provides a directory for people to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals, acupuncturists, chiropractors, dietitians, fitness professionals, massage and physical therapists and mental health professionals.
MedFit Network President and Founder Lisa Dougherty, said of the partnership, “The MedFit Network is delighted to have both our fitness and healthcare professional members and consumer visitors learn more about the research, resources and public policy advocacy provided by NAHF and how they can help those battling chronic medical conditions to achieve healthier living. Our mission is to create a world where millions of people with chronic disease, medical conditions and disabilities have access to the same resources as the healthy and fit.”
Dougherty was selected as a finalist for the White House Champions of Change in 2016 recognizing individuals and businesses doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their Community.
President of NAHF and Architect of Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Diane H. Hart states, “NAHF and GEHFM are supremely proud to offer its members, participants, supporters and constituents this leading medical fitness community of fitness and complementary health and wellness professionals that MedFit provides. This auspicious partnership, with a global audience, aligns with the NAHF vision that America share in the social, economic, health and environmental benefits that come from living an active, healthy lifestyle. Since the founding of GEHFM in 1989, there have been significant strides in the value of investing in employee health which is a powerful, strategic component of an organization’s human capital management.”
Hart was awarded the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2017.
About National Association for Health and Fitness
NAHF was founded in 1979 by staff of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States. NAHF and its esteemed Board of Directors does this through its members and partners by promoting physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles in the following ways:
- Fostering new State Councils and Coalitions in every state and US territory through grassroots effort
- Networking and supporting existing Governors’ Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports and local community health coalitions
- Championing environmental and public policy support for active living
- Encouraging and sharing innovation in the States regarding all aspects of wellbeing.
About the MedFit Network
The mission of MedFit Network is to improve the quality of life for those with chronic medical conditions or who need pre or postnatal care by connecting them to the most qualified fitness and healthcare professionals. MedFit provides a free national network of exemplary fitness and healthcare professionals with a background in the treatment and rehabilitation of various diseases and medical conditions.
About Global Employee Health and Fitness (GEHFM)
Employers and Employees everywhere can show their support for healthy living and wellbeing by participating in GEHFM from May 1-31 each year or ANY MONTH OF YOUR CHOICE!
This amazing new and improved GEHFM Initiative is truly historic in the arena of workplace wellness and encourages positive behavior change in the supportive context of workplace policies and culture. GEHFM is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace and its mission is to make “healthy the norm” by generating a persistent demand for a healthy workplace. This site is translatable into global languages.