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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Hot Topics in Practice: Connecting Work to Wellness

Looking for ways your public health agency can collaborate with businesses on prevention efforts outside of regulatory enforcement?

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from Connect to Wellness discuss the program’s unique model for supporting evidence-based health promotion in small worksites, which are the vast majority of US worksites.

This presentation reviews how health departments can support employers in lower-wage industries to address healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and cancer screening among their employees, and how your agency can do the same. The presentation also includes a conversation with a community outreach manager about the on-the-ground realities of building relationships and supporting businesses.

Smaller, low-wage workplaces are less likely to offer wellness programs, yet their employees are at greater risk for health disparities.

Presenters
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, Director, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington
Wendy Krause, Community Outreach Manager, Tri-Cities Cancer Center

Register today to learn about a collaborative model for public health and private enterprise to address health equity.

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT