274899 Impact of the Public Safety Medical Services Wellness Program On the Health Risk Factors of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department 2008-2010

Monday, October 29, 2012

Kulin K. Mehta, MBBS, MPH , Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Indianapolis, IN
Policing is recognized as dangerous, demanding and stressful occupation. Besides traditional cardiovascular risk factors faced by the general population, the law enforcement officers face occupation-specific risks towards heart disease. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of a focused wellness program initiative on the health of a cohort of police officers over two years.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the impact of the Public Safety Medical wellness program on the health risk factors of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department after two years of intervention. Identify the clinical factors that the cohort of police officers is at high risk prior to enrollment with the wellness program.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a Master of Public Health candidate, I have been studying and analyzing the clinical and epidemiological profiles and trends in specific population groups like police officers and fire fighters as part of my epidemiology internship and final concentration project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.