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  • MWC Spring Conference “Expanding the Role of Workplace Wellbeing” – May 16th

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    MWC Spring Conference: “Expanding the Role of Workplace Wellbeing”

    ThursdayMay 16, 2019

    Schedule: (full descriptions, objectives and speaker biographies coming soon)

    8:00am to 8:30am   Registration, Breakfast, Welcome

    8:30am to 4:00pm Presentations (lunch 12pm to 1pm)

    • Toward Health Equity and Diverse Engagement: How the University of Michigan’s Workplace Well-being Initiative is Addressing Social Determinants of Health presented by Karen Schmidt, MPH and Ashley Weigl, MPH, MSW at MHealthy at University of Michigan
    • Driving Wellness Program Engagement to Promote a Healthier and More Productive Workforce presented by Jill Lundin, MS, CWWPM, CWP, Manager, Health Education and Promotion Center of Excellence, Medicine and Occupational Health – Global at ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Prevention in the 21st Century: A Public Health Approach – Ranelle Brew, Michigan Association of Public Health
    • Alisa Craig, MS, Administrator, Wellness & Population Health, Hurley Medical Center
    • More to be added to agenda…

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Registration

    $100 advance registration (members); $120 (non-members) – become a member
    $120 registration on the day of the event (members); $135 (non-members)

    Register now by following this link.

    Location

    GVSU – L. William Seidman Center, 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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    Presentation Details:

    (1) Toward Health Equity and Diverse Engagement: How the University of Michigan’s Workplace Well-being Initiative is Addressing Social Determinants of Health presented by Karen Schmidt, MPH and Ashley Weigl, MPH, MSW at MHealthy at University of Michigan — MHealthy, U-M’s faculty and staff Health and Well-Being programs and services, has taken steps to mitigate the impact of health disparities and to enhance diversity of participation in alignment with the aims of a university-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. MHealthy has established community and cross-university partnerships to translate community-based approaches to addressing social determinants of health to worksite settings. These include engaging in focused partnerships with departments and units with particularly vulnerable populations to tailor programming and services to their unique needs, and raising awareness of social justice issues such as the social disparity in tobacco use. This session will discuss current strategy, lessons learned and future direction.

    Participants will:

    1. Describe major initiatives at a major Midwest University employer that address social determinants of health.
    2. Identify vulnerable employee populations with respect to race/ethnicity, annualized wage, job class and other sociodemographic factors.
    3. Describe opportunities to implement innovative approaches to addressing social determinants of health for employers.

    Speaker Biographies

    Karen Schmidt, MPH, Director, MHealthy Programs & Services: Karen Schmidt is the director of MHealthy programs and services for the University of Michigan. In this role, she supports the health and well-being of the university’s 60,000+ faculty, staff, dependents, retirees, and spouses. Karen has over 20 years of proven experience leading, implementing, and evaluating health and well-being programs. Before joining MHealthy in 2008, she worked for the university’s health plan, developing and overseeing wellness programming for its members. She has held various roles in health and well-being within corporate, health system, and health plan organizations. Karen holds a MPH (health behavior/health education) from the University of Michigan and a BA in communication and psychology. She is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

    Ashley Weigl, MPH, MSW, Associate Director, MHealthy Health Risk Reduction Services: Ashley Weigl is Associate Director of Health Risk Reduction Services for MHealthy, the University of Michigan’s Health and Well-being program for faculty and staff. In her MHealthy role, Ashley oversees population-based programming aimed at optimizing health for all. Ashley is passionate about creating thriving work environments, health equity, and working to improve the health of the most vulnerable populations in our communities. Ashley earned her Master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Michigan, and has over 14 years’ professional experience in community and workplace-based health improvement efforts.

     (2) Driving Wellness Program Engagement to Promote a Healthier and More Productive Workforce presented by Jill Lundin, MS, CWWPM, CWP, Manager, Health Education and Promotion Center of Excellence, Medicine and Occupational Health – Global at Exxon Mobil Corporation — This session will examine the Company Culture of Health Program rational and components that result in a high level of workforce and executive engagement, while creating positive impact.

    Participants will:

    1. Gain an understanding of incorporating wellness into a larger, corporation – wide culture of health and safety
    2. Learn how to effectively roll out the wellness initiative across the globe and motivating employees in various ways
    3. Explain measuring implementation progress to inform key stakeholders

    Speaker Biography

    Jill Lundin, MS, CWWPM, CWP, Manager, Health Education and Promotion Center of Excellence, Medicine and Occupational Health – Global at ExxonMobil Corporation: Jill joined ExxonMobil in 2011 after working in Cardiac Rehabilitation and owning her own Health and Fitness Management Company.  She is the ExxonMobil Health Education and Promotion Manager with responsibilities focused on non-communicable diseases, worksite wellness and the management of the Global Culture of Health Program and Staff.  Jill is an Exercise Physiologist.  Graduated from Eastern Illinois University with her Undergraduate Degree in Sports Management and Business. Obtained a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology focusing on Adult Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) from National Wellness Institute and a Global Business Group on Health Board member.

    Questions
    Contact Rita Patel, Executive Director