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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Train with The Cooper Institute

Roll out national health and wellness initiative to more than 60,000 employees
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection trained with The Cooper Institute to learn health promotion and health coaching techniques as part of a national resiliency initiative that launched February 2015. The program is led by 172 Resiliency Program Coordinators and reaches its more than 60,000 employees in 17 offices nationwide.
 
Guarding America’s borders requires an expert team on the frontlines, as well as “behind-the-scenes” to oversee operations, administrations, training, and beyond. It is critical that administrators understand fitness education and health promotion to best implement the national resiliency initiative, Healthier CBP.
 
“The mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is to safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel, so it is imperative that our team be healthy and fit,” said Craig M. Kenner, Health & Fitness Specialist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
 
HealthierCBP encourages employees to have a strong body, healthy mind, and resilient spirit. Since launching HealthierCBP, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased employee engagement and created a culture of healthy living.
 
“After taking The Cooper Institute’s Health Promotion Director and Coaching Healthy Behaviors courses, our coordinators now have the skills to activate employee wellness and boost the health of the entire agency,” said Kenner. “We are confident that the education from The Cooper Institute will help our employees be stronger, healthier, and better able to protect the citizens of the United States.”
 
About U.S. Customs and Border Protection
With more than 65,000 employees, CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the world's first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly 1 million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs. For more information, click here.
 
About The Cooper Institute
The Cooper Institute is dedicated to promoting life-long health and wellness worldwide through research and education. Founded by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute translates the latest scientific findings into proactive solutions that improve population health. Key areas of focus are research, adult education, and youth programs. Through these initiatives, The Cooper Institute helps people lead better, longer lives now and Well. Into the Future.  For more information, click here.
 
*Photo above (left to right):
Thomas Horsley, Office of Field Operations;  Emily Bowling, Office of Border Patrol;  Kevin Washington, Office of International Affairs;  Sung Chung, Office of Field Operations;  Rush Carter, Office of Border Patrol;  Craig Kenner, Office of Human Resources Management;  Rafael Chacon, Office of Training Development;  Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cooper Institute;  David Deans, Office of Field Operations;  Judith Sepulveda, Office of Border Patrol;  Wesley Zamora, Office of Field Operations;  David Marshall, Office of Border Patrol;  Alistair Anderson,  Office of Training and Development;  Lizdelia Lerma, Office of Border Patrol.