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Media Advisory
May 10, 2011


Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391

Montana Worksite Health Promotion Workshop
features Dr. Dee Edington

WHO: Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, Dept of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
WHAT: Montana Worksite Health Promotion Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, May, 11, 2011
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:14 p.m.
- Senior Leadership and Operations Leadership
- Self Leadership
- Reward Positive Actions
- Quality Assurance
WHERE: Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT
Empire Builder and Western Star rooms (combined)

The Montana Worksite Health Promotion Coalition offers an annual conference/training for Montana’s large and small employers. The Coalition’s mission is to be a resource for Montana large and small employers regarding the art and science of health promotion and wellness at work.

This year’s workshop will be conducted by the nation’s leading Worksite Health Promotion researcher, Dr. Dee Edington. Many companies have been engaged in health promotion activities for a considerable amount of time with fair to good results.  However, to move to the next level of performance, more system level thinking and implementation will be needed.

Dr. Edington is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at University of Michigan and Director of the Health Management Research Center.  His research focuses on precursors of disease and vitality.  His interest is in the relationships between stakeholder leadership, supportive environments and cultures, healthy lifestyles, vitality and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations.

“This is a great opportunity for Montana’s large and small employers to benefit from Dr. Edington’s expertise in a workshop setting,” said DPHHS Director Anna Whiting Sorrell.

He is specifically interested in how individual health promotion, organizational environments and cultures, worksite wellness activities and other programs impact costs. These costs are related to health care cost containment, disability, productivity, and human resource development.

For more information, visit www.montanaworksitewellness.org.

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