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Hot Topics — 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.

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

Sep 29, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Peggy Hannon, MPH, PhD
Director, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH is a professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and director of the Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC Prevention Research Center. She completed her training in public health and social psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the University of Washington. Dr. Hannon’s research focuses on dissemination and implementation research, with an emphasis on cancer screening, workplace health promotion, and communities experiencing health disparities.
Wendy Krause
Community Outreach Manager, Tri-Cities Cancer Center
Wendy Krause works as the Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s community outreach manager. Her position includes community wellness education with a focus on prevention, early detection and healthy living. Wendy’s family came from the Bay Area to Richland in 1978. She worked in the North Seattle healthcare sector for 17-years before returning to Richland. Her healthcare work has entailed clinical massage therapy and geriatric care management, with significant time spent working in Home Health and Hospice. Outside of promoting the message of healthy living, Wendy enjoys time with her beloved parents, her Great Dane, Ava, and her daughter who teaches for the Richland School District. The best message Wendy has for her audience is to know that it’s never too late to improve your health. Every bit helps and our bodies respond quickly to small improvements we make to diet, exercise and mental health.