This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how health departments can partner with businesses on prevention and health promotion.
- Understand health equity issues related to small worksites in low-wage industries and their employees.
- Describe the goals and the work of the Connect to Wellness program.
- Describe opportunities for health departments to use Connect to Wellness to engage with local employers.
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; chronic disease specialists
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH, Director, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington
Wendy Krause, Community Outreach Manager, Tri-Cities Cancer Center
- What are the pros and cons for health departments of adopting a program like Connect to Wellness that addresses several different health-related behaviors?
- In what ways could Connect to Wellness support efforts to build stronger partnerships between health departments and employers in my jurisdiction?
Slides and Resources
- Slides | Slide handout (3 slides per page) (available immediately before the session)
- Harris JR et al. Local Health Jurisdiction Staff Deliver Health Promotion to Small Worksites, Washington, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: November 14, 2019.
- Peggy A. Hannon et al. “Disseminating Evidence-Based Interventions in Small, Low-Wage Worksites: A Randomized Controlled Trial in King County, Washington (2014–2017)”, American Journal of Public Health 109, no. 12 (December 1, 2019): pp. 1739-1746.