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Annual Worksite Wellness Conference And Awards Presentation To Be Held May 18

The Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville, a Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement partner, will host its annual worksite wellness conference on Thursday, May 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park in the beautiful Parklands of Floyds Fork.  For conference registration, sponsorship or vendor information, or to apply for an award, visit http://bit.ly/2nn4fGU.

Businesses with worksite wellness programs are encouraged to apply for an award.  Awards will be presented at the conference. The deadline to apply is this Friday, April 28. The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement has been recognizing businesses committed to fostering employee health and wellness for 11 years.  The awards are based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Worksite Health ScoreCard criteria, in recognition of policies, programs and strategies proven to work. Four levels of winners will be awarded based on ScoreCard results:  Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In addition, several “Fleur de Lis” awards will be presented to honor businesses with exemplary or unique worksite wellness programs or initiatives. Businesses can apply at https://www.stateofwellness.org/louisville/.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Plug into Wellness to Light Up your Community.” Attendees will hear from guest speakers on topics such as how to connect with all sectors of the community to improve employee and community health and how workplace wellness programs serve as a foundation for changing and improving business.

“We welcome any and all businesses who want to learn more about creating healthier workplaces to attend the conference,” said Allison Ledford, chair, Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville. “It’s a great way to learn about best practices in improving employee health whether it’s through our speakers or through networking and sharing.”

The cost to attend the conference is $75 if registration is completed by April 30. The cost is $95 after May 1 or the day of the conference. Online registration and additional information regarding vendor booths and sponsorships is available at http://bit.ly/2nn4fGU. Sponsors include Norton Healthcare, Humana, Musselman Hotels, Anthem, and the Louisville chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville assists area employers to establish worksite wellness by providing training seminars and conferences throughout the year.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), worksite wellness programs enhance worker productivity, reduce absences, reduce health care costs and help to shift the health care paradigm from treatment to prevention.

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