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As benefits and wellness professionals, we play an important role in supporting all aspects of our populations' well-being—And we do so with an informed and genuine commitment to making a difference. Now, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic and a public health crisis of systemic racism, we are called upon to meet this moment.
This conference will serve to bring a better understanding of the root-cause issues impacting the health of our populations, and to define our role as catalysts for meaningful, healthful change for all people during this time of crisis. We will present actionable steps that we can take within the scope of our existing work and explore how we, as a field, might evolve to support sustainable change.
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10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ETSocial 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.
Topics for this live Zoom session will include:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ETRacism 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 that are taking place in our health care systems and our communities to address this systemic issue.
Topic areas for this live Zoom session will include:
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.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ETWage Matters: When it comes to employee socioeconomic status, are health promotion programs meeting everyone’s needs? This session will include an overview of recently published research showing that lower wage status is associated with a significantly lower likelihood of engaging in health promotion activities.
Attendees of this live Zoom session will:
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 as strategies for health coaches to better reach their clients.
The discussion in this live Zoom session will include:
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ETDiversity & Inclusion Meets Workplace Wellness: A workplace wellness consultant and a diversity and inclusion (D&I) consultant discuss the ways in which these often-separate workplace initiatives can work together in order to improve outcomes in both areas.
Topics explored in this live Zoom session include:
Sessions and times are subject to change.
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.
Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions throughout the week.
New York, New York
Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.
Sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 6 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 3. NCHEC credit will only be available for attendance at approved, live scheduled sessions. Attendees must fill out an evaluation at the end of each day in order to request NCHEC credit. 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.