Preventing disease and staying well contriubtes to a long life, satisfying career and more enjoyable retirement. The Health Promotion Division develops programs that deliver health messages and practical support to LIUNA members and their families. Wellness programs take many forms, including:
- Health fairs, where members and their families gain access to health information and diagnostic screening tests.
- Plan-specific wellness newsletters, exclusively designed for Laborers’ health and welfare plan participants, that explain new benefits and addresses health and wellness concerns that are prominent among LIUNA families.
- Health promotion classes, which focus on behavioral and/or health-related issues, how these issues relate to or impact the jobsite and how members can address these topics in the most effective way possible, both on and off the job.
- Health education materials, such as brochures, posters and health alerts on specific diseases or health conditions. These materials, available through the Fund’s online catalogue, can be distributed at health fairs, local union halls, toolbox talks, within paychecks or through health and welfare fund communications.
Tools for Health: Diet and Tobacco Tip Sheets
In a partnership with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Health Promotion Division developed a series of Tools for Health tip sheets to help Laborers and their family members quit tobacco and develop healthier diets. Available in PDF format, the tip sheets can be downloaded in English or Spanish.
General Wellness Resource Links
Quit Tobacco Links
General WellnessAnswering Your Questions About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (April, 2021)
Answering More of Your Questions About COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccines (March, 2021)
Racial Health Disparities Continuing into COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout (March, 2021)
Turning a Good Night’s Sleep from Dream into Reality (March, 2021)
What to Expect When Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (March, 2021)
Answering Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccines (February, 2021)
A Financial Health Checkup for the New Year (January, 2021)
Holiday Gatherings During COVID-19 (December, 2020)
COVID-19 Makes for an Uncertain Flu Season (October, 2020)
Are Construction Workers at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Complications? (August, 2020)
COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact Across Racial Lines (July, 2020)
An Honest Conversation on Racism and Public Health (July, 2020)
Healthy Relationships, Healthy Heart (February, 2020)
Getting a Grip on Your Finances Doesn’t Have to Be Scary (and It’s Worth the Work) (April, 2019)
Dealing with Those Cold Weather Aches and Pains (December, 2017)
Vocational Wellness: Donate Your Time and Talents to a Cause You Find Worthwhile (November, 2017)
Bleach and Other Disinfectants Increase COPD Risk (November, 2017)
How to Stay Safe During a Flood (October, 2017)
Your Fall Allergies Don’t Have to Flare (September, 2015)
Statin Medications Are Not a Blank Check for Eating Poorly (July, 2014)
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Get Back in Shape Before Work Heats Up (March, 2014)
Cooking with Fat Can Be Healthy (October, 2011)
Allergy Season Disrupts Normal Life (October, 2012)
Health & Safety Headlines (November, 2016)
Find the Charity That’s Right for You (November, 2015)
Do You Know How to Apply Sunscreen? (June, 2012)
Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick (January, 2010)
Managing the Drugs that Are Part of Our Lives (April, 2012)
Donations Keep Blood Flowing (July, 2010)
To Safe Work and Healthy Families (September, 2012)
Skin Cancer Among Summer Hazards for Laborers (Spring, 2004)