Vitality Institute Hosts Webinar Series to Improve Workplace Health


The Vitality Institute is hosting a free webinar series for corporate leaders including chief medical officers, health officers, human resource professionals, and brokers on the latest evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs to improve the health and productivity of employees, their families and communities. The Institute is an action-oriented global health think tank with the mission to advance knowledge about the evolving science and art of prevention and health promotion in order to build healthier societies.

“Our goal at the Vitality Institute is to bring together players from the public and private sector to harness expertise and raise the general profile of chronic disease prevention and health promotion in the better interest of society as a whole,” Derek Yach, executive director, Vitality Institute.

The webinar series combines presentations from leading researchers in the field of workplace health promotion with case studies of employers sharing how they have implemented these practices and their impact, barriers the have overcome, and the impact they have demonstrated.

The upcoming dates and topics for the “Effective Prevention: A Business Imperative” Webinar Series:

January 14, 2015
Environmental and Cultural Changes to Drive Optimal Employee Engagement
Speakers: Gerri Burruell, Vice President, McKesson, and Francois Millard, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer, The Vitality Group

February 19, 2015
The Battle Against Tobacco is Not Over
Speakers: David B. Abrams, PhD, Executive Director of the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, Legacy, and Fikry Isaac, MD, Vice President of Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson

Participants can also receive CME and HR recertification credits for attending the webinars.

For additional information and to register for the complimentary webinars:

The Vitality Institute is also collaborating with IBM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop the Corporate Health Leaders program, a training program for corporate leader teams on evidence-based practices in workplace health promotion and chronic disease prevention. More information should be available in spring 2015. Email to be added to the mailing list.

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