Update: State of Alaska DHSS has notified us that this workshop has been postponed until further notice. Please contact the Department with any questions at this email: hss.workwellak@alaska.gov. We will share any new developments with you on this page. Thank you! AHF Team

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The Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will be holding a free Worksite Wellness Workshop on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Anchorage. The purpose of the workshop is to help agencies with limited resources reduce employee health care costs, increase productivity and improve health by developing worksite wellness initiatives that promote individual health while fostering a healthy work environment.

The workshop is open to public, private, and nonprofit sector employers of all sizes. The target audience is human resource professionals, wellness coordinators, benefits consultants, insurers, as well as students and professionals interested in promoting healthy work environments.

Presentation topics include but are not limited to:

•        Engaging leadership in workplace wellness initiatives

•        Smoke-free and tobacco-free workplace policies

•        Occupational health and safety

•        Promoting healthy eating and physical activity

•        Cancer prevention and health promotion

•        Addressing chronic diseases in the workplace

Attendees of this workshop will leave with a better understanding of how the workplace can encourage healthy habits that help prevent health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. As well as great tools and resources to help develop or enhance their worksite wellness programs.

This is a free event, however, space is limited. For more information, email hss.workwellak@alaska.gov.

To register for the 2017 workshop, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017workwellakworkshop

Link: Event Flyer

This article was contributed by our partners at DHSS, State of Alaska.