This workshop will examine the rationale, philosophy, and justification for developing a health promotion committee and network of health champions in the workplace. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should understand:
- The steps and considerations to developing a worksite health promotion committee and network of champions for employers and employees.
- Where to look for existing resources for forming these structures
- How health promotion committees and networks are designed, implemented and effective in the workplace
Day 1 begins with knowledge building and practical solutions in the morning emphasizing wellness committee performance. The afternoon includes building a network of champions. Case studies, practical exercises and group discussions shape the workshop. Essential program components including design, planning, recruiting, marketing, implementation and other considerations will be presented and discussed.
Day 2 is designed to develop more detailed solutions for challenges faced in the employer environment. Brief presentations are followed by group discussions using practical exercises and case studies to generate discussion and solutions. Participants establish a list of workshop goals, common challenges and needs at the start of Day 1. The content of knowledge sharing sessions and the practical exercise are tailored to address the unique requests of participants.
Dr. Phil Smeltzer
Program Administrator, Total Population Health, Medical University of South Carolina
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, MUSC
Dr. Bill Rogers
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Education, Georgia Gwinnett College