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Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness Conference Slated for June 7

Friday June 1, 2012

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement will hold its annual worksite wellness conference on Thursday June 7 from 7:15 a.m. to noon at the Shelby Campus of the University of Louisville at 9001 Shelbyville Rd. The cost to attend is $50. Online registration and additional information is available at www.ymcalouisville.org or at 574-5282.

Businesses who have instituted worksite wellness programs will be honored. The conference will also feature information on creating and implementing worksite wellness initiatives. Troy W. Vincent, President of Live Healthy America, will be the keynote speaker. His talk, Creating a Champion’s Strategy of Building, Integrating and Sustaining an Affordable Wellness Platform, will present ideas on how to create a culture of wellness in the workplace and how to overcome challenges to creating that culture.

“The conference will recognize those businesses who have implemented policies and initiatives that foster healthier employees,” said Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness. “We also invite those businesses who may be considering setting up worksite wellness programs to attend the conference to learn from the experiences of other business that have already made the commitment to worksite wellness.”

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement assists area employers to establish worksite wellness programs 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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