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Employee Wellness Program

Altru is committed to creating a culture and environment of well-being that enhances and supports the overall well-being of our employees, as well as positively impact our patients. We seek to transform our work environment through our people, places, and policies. 

Our Employee Wellness Program is focused on promoting awareness and accessibility to eating wisely, having the right outlook, moving naturally, and connecting with others. 

What is Blue Zones Project? 


In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better, longer. In these five areas—dubbed “blue zones”—researchers found that people reach age 100 at a rate 10 times higher than in the United States, and they do so with lower rates of chronic disease. 

It all began with the original five blue zones—Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. In these regions, people not only regularly live into the triple digits, they thrive. At advanced ages, their bodies are still healthy, and their minds are still sharp. Dan Buettner and his team of researchers were eventually able to pinpoint commonalities in things residents of these places do that result in living long, happy lives.

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