Health Disparities and Social Inequality: The Role of Wellness

Wednesday, August 26 - Thursday, August 27, 2020
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Social Determinants of Health: Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which a person lives, works and plays. Research shows that these factors play a significant role in the health risks and outcomes of all people. In this session, we will explore the broader impact of SDOH on a population, and discuss the impact on plan members, employees and their families. 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Racism and Health: This session will explore the connections between racism, equity, and health. It will demonstrate the ways in which racism is a public health issue, and offer solutions taking place in our health care systems and our communities to address this systemic issue. 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Optimizing Health and Well-being through Health Equity: What would our health plans and wellness programs look like if they optimized the health and well-being of every single member? And what is the cost when they do not? This session seeks to answer these questions through the lens of health equity and understanding where and how inequalities and health disparities remain barriers. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Representation in the Wellness Industry: Stepping outside the boundaries of benefits and the workplace, this session will explore the broader culture of the wellness industry, and representation within it. This session will cover what workplace wellness professionals can do to ensure wellness programs are inclusive, representative, and address the needs of all stakeholders.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Cultural Competence in Health Coaching: Health coaching is an important staple in many workplace wellness programs. But how are health coaches supporting clients and meeting them where they are? This session will explore cultural competence and cultural humility for health coaches, as strategies for better reaching their clients. 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Diversity & Inclusion Meets Workplace Wellness: A workplace wellness consultant and a diversity and inclusion consultant discuss the ways in which these often separate workplace initiatives can work together in order to improve the outcomes in both areas.

Sessions and times are subject to change.

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is designed for U.S. professionals responsible for or interested in wellness—including wellness program managers, wellness coordinators, health promotion specialists, benefits managers or other benefits decision-makers. 

Virtual Conference Features

Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions throughout the week.

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to one year.
  • Ask the experts—Audience will have the opportunity for Q & A with the presenters.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.
  • Session format—This virtual conference includes a mix of live and prerecorded sessions. Live sessions are hosted through Zoom. After registering please watch for emails about access instructions.



Speakers will be announced soon.

Continuing Education

Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch. You may self-report attendance for PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designations. No insurance continuing education credit is available for this conference.

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

US $495.00 US $645.00