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Despite health benefits of wellness programs, no such program has been adapted to meet the needs of adult clients receiving services addressing mental health, substance-use, and developmental needs at a community-based mental health organization. We investigated preferred evidence-based diet and exercise wellness programs for potential implementation.


Alison Howe MS

University of Vermont

Cathie Buscaglia

Howard Center

Joseph Lasek

Howard Center


Access to Health Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Physical Activity, Older Adults, Nutrition and Weight Status, Substance Abuse, Public Health Infrastructure

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A Community Based Approach to a Client- Centered Wellness Program