Health screenings, seminars planned to mark awareness month

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

NDEAM began as an effort to educate Americans about disability and employment in 1945 as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” The word “physically” was removed in 1962 to acknowledge all Americans with disabilities. October officially became National Disability Employment Awareness Month in 1988, according to Margaret Wood, contributor to the Library of Congress.

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Today, NDEAM helps to raise and maintain awareness of the needs as well as the contributions of all individuals with a disability and reflects the commitment to a diverse and competitive labor force.

Wright-Patterson AFB will be holding seminars as well as screenings to recognize NDEAM throughout October. All seminars and screenings will be held in the multi-purpose room in Bldg. 2, Area A.

• Wellness screening, Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to noon

Includes a free body composition test and cardiac risk profile available for Department of Defense civilians and active-duty military. Cardiac risk profile is free for civilians only. For more information, visit the online AFMC Wellness Support Center at AFMCwellness.com or contact the Civilian Health Promotion Services team at 904-9359.

• Stress for Less Seminar, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The seminar will cover various types of stress and the short and long term effects from stress. Three stress management techniques will be reviewed (focusing, calming, balanced living practices).

• Wounded Warrior Recovery Seminar, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Provides support to wounded, ill and/or injured (WII) Airmen and their caregivers/families. This includes a range of benefits that includes employment and entitlements resources.

• Mobile Mammography, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Premier Health mobile mammography truck will be located in the parking lot of Bldg. 2, Area A. For additional information and to make an appointment, call Premier Health at 855-887-7364.