Choose Health Resources

  • We at Choose Health by Sargent & Associates are happy to share the wealth of FREE online resources available for Workplace Wellness. From local resources, such as our Choose Health TV series, to national resources such as WELCOA and the National Wellness Institute, there is a wealth of information available to everyone interested in improving their lifestyle by Choosing Health.

  • Choose Health TV Show
    (Search for "choose health" in the search bar, and choose which tv show you'd like to watch!)

    Hosted by Joanne Sargent, RN & Health Coach

    Joanne Sargent, RN and owner of Choose Health, hosts a monthly TV series on Chelmsford, MA Television for people living with various health issues. Joanne creates a very personal, and informative environment on the show.

    Operation Delta Dog Guest: Trisha Blanchet | Empower Employees from Within Guest: Richard Geller, Melissa Bodi, Cynthia Causbie | Enhance Mental Clarity, Memory & Mood Guest: Thomas B. Shea, PhD | Innovation in Healthcare by Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell Guests: Rachel Chaddock, Kim Santos, Edward Cossette | The Flu and You Guest: Sue Rosa | Weight Loss / Bariatric Surgery Guest: Denise Woodard | Look and Feel Better in the Buff Guest: Nancy C. Donahue | Your Health Compass Guest: Helen Fu, Nutritionist and Chinese Herbalist | The Eyes Have It Guest: James Kim, MD | Common Shoulder Problems Guest: Alan S. Curtis, MD | Healthy Heroes Guest: George Sherrill, Police Chief, Holden MA | Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center Guest: Matthew Katz, MD
    View All Shows here >

    National Resources

    • The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)

      The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) was established as a national not-for-profit organization in the mid 1980's through the efforts of a number of forward-thinking business and health leaders. Drawing on the vision originally set forth by William Kizer, Sr., Chairman Emeritus of Central States Indemnity, and WELCOA founding Directors that included Dr. Louis Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, WELCOA has helped influence the face of workplace wellness in the U.S.

    The National Wellness Institute

  • The mission of the National Wellness Institute is to serve the professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities. We accomplish this mission by: Identifying quality resources Providing quality continuing education and resources Promoting opportunities for life-long learning Providing new and innovative professional development programs Developing effective educational lifestyle assessments Serving professionals and organizations that promote health and wellness

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

    CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

    The Weight of the Nation

    What is Obesity?

    Obesity is a chronic illness in the United States that has reached epidemic proportions within the past two decades. Learning the basic facts about the obesity epidemic is the first step toward turning the trend around.

    Bringing together the nation’s leading research institutions, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

    The centerpiece of THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION campaign is the four-part documentary series, each featuring case studies, interviews with our nation’s leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity.


    The Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that have improved access, affordability, and quality in health care for Americans. Learn about the law, how to get coverage, and how it has helped people across the country.

    Choose My Plate

    MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means: Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition, choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars, start with small changes to build healthier eating styles, support healthy eating for everyone.

    Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.