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Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness Conference to be Held June 7

Thursday May 10, 2012

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement will honor local employers who have established worksite wellness programs at its annual 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.

Private and public employers are encouraged to attend the conference as well as submit their worksite wellness program for recognition by applying to Applications must be received by Friday May 18.

Troy W. Vincent, President of Live Healthy America, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. 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.

“We welcome any and all businesses who want to learn more about creating healthier workplaces to attend the conference,” said Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness. “We also want to honor those businesses who have implemented policies and practices that foster healthy, productive employees and encourage them to apply for the awards.”

The cost to attend the June 7 conference is $50. Online registration and additional information is available at or at 574-5282.

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement 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.