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New Study Examines Participant-Based Firefighter Health Interventions

New Study Examines Participant-Based Firefighter Health Interventions

Monday, 13 May 2013

A new study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) looked to firefighter input to develop interventions to improve firefighter nutrition, fitness, and health. With cardiovascular disease (CVD) the most common cause of on-duty death among U.S. firefighters, finding solutions to improving health and wellness is a critical issue for the fire service.

The study was supported by the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is the first study that systematically brings firefighters into the process of developing an intervention to reduce CVD risk among firefighters. The aim was to understand health and wellness from the perspective of volunteer firefighters and use that information to develop an intervention to address CVFD risk and promote health and wellness.

As part of the study, a series of focus groups were held with firefighters in Maryland to discuss issues relating to health and wellness, including fitness and nutrition. Based on the feedback about nutrition, a pilot intervention was created to promote healthy eating.

Click here to read the report from the study. 

 

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