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Moving to a Model of Wellness: Workplace Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Programs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
EDT
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Worksite wellness programs are drawing increasing attention for their promise in reducing the burden of cancer and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors.  NCI’s April Research to Reality cyber-seminar will examine two worksite wellness initiatives that have implemented effective and innovative policy, systems, and environmental changes.

Joanne Pike of the Preventive Health Partnership will speak about the role federal and state advocacy work plays to ensure a modern prevention delivery system as part of the national health care reform debate.  In addition to discussing the role of advocacy, Dr. Pike, will highlight PHP’s co-branded clinically-oriented programs and materials designed to help raise awareness and utilization of preventive services.

Peggy Hannon of the University of Washington School of Public Health who will share more on HealthLinks: a workplace wellness program and its current randomized controlled trial. She will also touch on early work with American Cancer Society targeting large employers, and efforts to tailor an approach to meet the needs of smaller employers, including formative work with employers and employees.

The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the importance of and difference between health promotion activities and policies
  • identify key issues related to workplace wellness in small and large business settings and the impact that prevention and wellness programs have on health outcomes
  • discuss challenges of implementing wellness iniatives across settings, barriers to and tools for success. 

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