Cass County Board of Health welcomes new Wellness Coordinator

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Health announced Monday a Wellness Coach at the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic has been named the County’s new Wellness Coordinator.

Teddi-Grindberg (Cass Co. Health System – photo)

Teddi Grindberg will assist the BOH in implementing the Community Transformation Grant, through the Iowa Department of Public Health. The County is set to receive $88,000 annually through the grant, for five-years, in order to change strategies related to chronic disease.The funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The grant, in its second year of funding, focuses on five areas of activities: Coalitions; Chronic disease self-management; Community interventions; Worksite interventions; and, Health care initiatives. Grindberg, along with Healthy Cass County, will implement the activities of the grant program.

Teddi Grindberg joined the staff of the Nishna Valley YMCA last December. She completed her personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, in March, and since that time has continued to work as a Wellness Coach, in addition to training. Prior to moving to Atlantic in 2011, Grindberg was the administrator of an ambulatory surgery center in Illinois. She is also a trained Registered Nurse.