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Cities for Workforce Health Announce 2016 Events

First Wellness Talk Coming Up on May 18

May 6, 2016
City officials will want to mark their calendars for a series of programs offered by Cities for Workforce Health, a League Partner-sponsored program designed to provide practical resources for cities on how to enhance their employees’ health and wellbeing.
 
The first Wellness Talk is scheduled for May 18 and will address assessing the health and wellness needs of your city’s workforce.
 
Assessing the Health and Wellness Needs of Your City’s Workforce
 
This one-hour webinar will be held on May 18 from 10-11 a.m. Online registration is now open.
 
The discussion will focus on the value of a data-driven approach, key kata sources and methods for utilizing data to build your city’s program. Specifically, the session will examine:
  • What kinds of data are useful in determining the health and wellness needs of your city’s workforce population?
  • How can that data be collected or accessed?
  • What are some rules and other limitations that may be encountered in collecting assessing that data? 
2016 Events
 
Cities for Workforce Health programming will continue from June through November. These include:
  • June 10, 10-11 a.m.: Wellness Talk entitled, We Have Some Wellness Program Data — Now How Do We Use It?
  • July 16, 10-11 a.m.: Wellness Talk entitled, Creating Wellness Program Goals and Measurable Objectives
  • Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m.: Webinar entitled, Establishing and Implementing Healthy Workplace Policies
  • September, date and time TBD: Wellness Talk entitled, Making the Most of the City Wellness Committee
  • October, date and time TBD: League Annual Conference Presentation entitled, Sitting is the New Smoking: How to Get Employees Moving
  • Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m.: Webinar entitled, Is Your Program in Compliance? An Update on Current Wellness Program Regulations 
Background
 
In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign (HEAL), and Keenan & Associates, the League of California Cities’ Partners Program launched Cities for Workforce Health initiative to support League cities in improving employee wellness.
 
The Cities for Workforce Health program provides access to online resources and toolkits as well as a yearlong series of educational webinars and interactive wellness talks with workforce health experts. Each year the League Partners Program offers five participating cities a $5,000 grant to use towards workforce health program implementation.Along with this grant comes a year of consultation from employee wellness experts that will help cities further develop their employee wellness initiatives.


 
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