Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Wednesday, April 22 - Friday, April 24, 2020
Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC

Registration coming soon!

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

art and science of health promotion conference

The International Foundation is excited to be a partner in the upcoming 30th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

For 30 years, the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference has been presenting the very best in health promotion. Attendees will hear from the top scientists and practitioners in the field and return home equipped with practical strategies and research backup to make your programs and your work more effective. Gain a renewed sense of commitment and passion knowing that others like you are working to make a difference. 

Conference Theme

A common element of virtually every successful health promotion program in workplace, clinical and community settings is the successful leveraging of existing core values to magnify the importance of health in achieving the goals of those organizations and communities OR reframing statements of those core values to insert the importance of good health. In fact, this may be THE most important strategy to engage and retain leadership support and facilitate the organization restructuring, policy focus, and resource allocation necessary to improve employee health, control medical costs and enhance productivity. Conference sessions will explore how to weave this strategy into the multiple other priorities of effective program planning and delivery.

Keynote Speakers

Kathleen CrosbyDirector, Health Communication and Education FDA Center for Tobacco Products

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLMFounding Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale University;Founder /President, True Health Initiative

Michael Roizen, MDFirst Chief Wellness Officer,Cleveland Clinic and Author

Conference Sessions

  • Social Determinants of Health and How to Coach Them
    Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP
    Psychologist; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach; CEO and Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness
  • The Emotional Key to Lifestyle Change: Affective Coaching Skills
    Michael Arloski, PhD, PCC, CWP
    Psychologist; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach; CEO and Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness
  • Mind Over Matter: The Hidden Influence of Psychology on Well-Being and Performance
    David Ballard, PsyD, MBA, MA
    Senior Director, Office of Applied Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Putting Science Back Into Practice: Balancing Rigor and Reality in Health Promotion
    David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA
    Senior Director, Office of Applied Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Integrating Growth Mindset and the Power of Active Listening in Your Personal and Professional Life!
    Suzanna L. Cooper, LPC, NCC, OTR/L, NBC-HWC, MCWC
    Chief Learning Officer, US Corporate Wellness, Inc.; Co-Founder and Director of Coaching Education, The Catalyst Coaching Institute; Adjunct Professor, Metropolitan State University
  • Linking Human Resource and Building Professionals: Better Connections for Better Outcomes
    Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL Faculty
    Senior Vice President, Delos Insights, Delos®
  • The Role of Office Design in Burnout
    Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL Faculty
    Senior Vice President, Delos Insights, Delos®
  • The Business Value of Integrating Employee Health and Wellbeing into the Fabric of an Organization
    Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH
    Vice President, Research, Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
  • The Resilience Dividend: How The Highest-Performers Turn Adversity Into Action
    David Hunnicutt, PhD
    Principal, David Hunnicutt, Int’l
  • The Promise of Purpose-Driven Organizations
    Sara Johnson, PhD
    Co-President & CEO, Pro-Change Behavior Systems; Co-Editor, The Art of Health Promotion
  • Creating Connection is a Core Value
    Sara Johnson, PhD
    Co-President & CEO, Pro-Change Behavior Systems; Co-Editor, The Art of Health Promotion
  • Positive Emotional Culture: How Positive Emotions at the Heart of Corporate Culture Affect Health, Wellbeing, and the Bottom Line
    Olivia (Mandy) O'Neill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Management, School of Business Senior Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
  • Healing Well:  The Success of a Comprehensive Employee Wellness Program at a Major US Health System
    David L. Pauer, MNO
  • Why Outcomes-Based Wellness Programs Refuse to Die
    Jim Pshock
    Founder & CEO, Bravo Wellness
  • How to Minimize Employee Privacy Concerns While Inspiring Health Improvement
    Jim Pshock
    Founder & CEO, Bravo Wellness
  • Leveling Up: Unpacking the 4 Levels of Influences That Shape Our Behaviors
    Laura Putnam, MA
    CEO and Founder, Motion Infusion, Inc.
  • Building the Infrastructure to Move Large Organizations to a Healthier State
    Richard Safeer, MD, FACLM, FAAFP, FACPM
    Chief Medical Director, Employee Health and Well-being, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Screen Addictions, Digital Toxicity and the Importance of Mindfulness in the 21st Century Information Age
    Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
    Executive Director, The Paramount Wellness Institute
  • Positively Energized: 5 Strategies to Get the Good Vibes Going at Work
    Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CWCC
    Adjunct Faculty, Federal Executive Institute; President, Smarts and Stamina
  • Wage Matters: Health Promotion Engagement and Outcomes across the Earnings Continuum
    Bruce Sherman, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions; Owner, Sherman Consulting
  • Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace: Implementing the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan
    Laurie P. Whitsel, PhD, FAHA
    Vice President of Policy Research and Translation Strategic Policy Lead – Physical Activity, American Heart Association


Benefits of Attending

  • Learn concepts that challenge you to rethink current approaches of health promotion with a balance of science and practical application
  • Discover the latest, best evidence regarding current science and gain unique inights on how to implement what we know into maximal, real-world effect
  • Explore the latest research and case studies and develop practical tools to implement as soon as you return home
  • Meet colleagues who share your passion for making a difference and network with top leaders in the field

Who Should Attend

Mid-to senior-level professionals from private and public sector employers, hospital and health systems, and universities including:

  • Benefits Managers 
  • Health Promotion and Wellness Program Managers 
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Health Insurance Underwriters and Brokers
  • Health Plan Leaders
  • Health Policy Analysts 
  • Psychologists 
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Directors, Physicians and Nurses
  • Hospital and Clinic Managers
  • Scientists and Educators 
  • Exercise Specialists 
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists

Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.



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Continuing Education


Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.


The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference typically offers, and is applying for, continuing education credits for the following professions: exercise science, nutrition, health education, medicine, nursing, and health and wellness coaching.


Registration Information


RegisterThe Core Conference price is $795.