Worksite Health Promotion

Increasing numbers of employers offer a coordinated and comprehensive set of health promotion and protection strategies to promote healthy living. Proposals should provide health fitness professionals strategies to increase employee health and physical activity. Topics include program design and evaluation, policy development, system infrastructure modifications, as well as environmental and community supports designed to encourage the health and safety of all employees and their families.

5 on 5: Five Worksite Wellness Pros Share Their Best Programs

Live Q&A:
April 8
11:30 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Marilyn-Wolff

Marilyn Wolff

Phillip-Smeltzer

Philip Smeltzer

Lauve-Metcalfe

 Lauve Metcalfe

Reed-Engel

 Reed Engel

Talya-Williams

Talya Williams

As a result of rising health care costs, the quest for worker productivity, and stiff competition for employee talent, an increasing number of companies offer employee health promotion programs. Yet, many organizations have struggled with engaging their workforce in programs designed to improve well-being. This session features five worksite health professionals from different corporate sectors, all offering tips and tools to increase the probability that if you build the wellness program, employees will come!

Workshop: Balancing the Barriers - Using Proprioception Breaks to Increase Workers' Physical Activity and Productivity while Decreasing Risk of Injuries

Live Q&A:
April 9
10:30-11:15 AM EDT

Recommended Equipment: Chair and mini bands (equipment not required to participate or watch)

Bridget-Melton

Bridget Melton

American workers spend 60% of their waking hours at work (in the office or at their home office). Worksite wellness programs need to make healthy habits easy and accessible for all fitness levels. Proprioception training sessions can be quick, fun and challenging activities to help workers overcome the barriers of motivation and time. This hands-on session will focus on ways to integrate proprioception training to improve balance among a variety of worksite workers. Walk away with different proprioceptive drills that can be progressed or regressed depending on the individual.


Implementation of a Technology-Based Exercise Intervention: A Worksite Wellness Program

Live Q&A:
April 10
8:45-9:15 AM EDT

Karla-Caillouet

Karla Caillouet

Dr. Karla Caillouet from Georgia Gwinnett College will discuss the development, implementation and results of a mixed-methods study examining the impact of a technology-based intervention on physical activity levels among participants in a worksite wellness program. The methods of the study presented will include programming specifics such as exercises prescribed, technology used and messaging mechanisms. A discussion of the results will include both qualitative and quantitative findings.

Motivating the Unmotivated: A Roadmap to Engaging Employees

Live Q&A:
April 10
11:30 AM-12:00 PM EDT

Meaghan-Jansen

Meaghan Jansen

Sustainable workplace wellness strategies promote and influence healthy behavior change. Five success criteria are identified to drive optimal engagement, including the uninterested and unmotivated. Best communication strategies like the drip-effect and the anticipated results also will be shared.

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