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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Connecting Work to Wellness

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Intended Audiences

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

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the pros and cons for health departments of adopting a program like Connect to Wellness that addresses several different health-related behaviors?
  2. In what ways could Connect to Wellness support efforts to build stronger partnerships between health departments and employers in my jurisdiction?

Slides and Resources

Air Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills