2023 Art & Science of Health
Promotion Conference

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Core Conference: March 29-31, 2023
Intensive Training Seminars: March 27-28, 2023

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

​Keynote Speakers



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Gail C. Christopher, DN
Executive Director
National Collaborative for Health Equity


Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Harvard University and MGH Weight Center


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Gail C. Christopher, DN
Executive Director
National Collaborative for Health Equity


Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Harvard University and MGH Weight Center

Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association

Featured Session: Michael P. O’Donnell Special Plenary Session

Lifestyle Medicine: A Health Disparities Solution

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH

SVP/Chief Medical Officer, Adventist Health Wellbeing Division; President, Blue Zones Wellbeing Institute

Each year the Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference features a special plenary session named in honor of its founder, Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell. This session exemplifies excellence and demonstrates vision in advancing the field of health promotion.

Keynote Interviews
Live webcasts hosted by Conference Chair Dr. Sara Johnson

Fatima Cody Stanford
MD, MPH, MPA, MBA

The Clinical Science of Obesity & Addressing Weight Stigma
December 8, 2022 | 1 PM eastern

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford as she discusses that while obesity rates continue to climb, strategies to understand and address the disease are underway.

She will present the epidemiology of obesity as a disease and explore some strategies to treat the disease. She will also help to discern how weight bias and stigma contribute to energy storage, and how early life interactions influence weight bias.

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Gail C. Christopher
DN

Preparing a Place for Future Generations That Honors the Humanity of All Equally
January 18, 2023 | 1 PM eastern

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Gail Christopher, the driving force behind the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) movement, inviting people to engage in compassionate, empathetic processes of learning from the past, transforming the present, and creating an equitable future.

She will share the five core pillars of the TRHT conceptual framework: narrative change, racial healing and relationship building, separation, law, and economy, will provide examples of how communities are using these pillars as scaffolding for their healing and transformational work.

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Eduardo Sanchez
MD, MPH, FAAFP

Recorded Interview:
Driving Health Equity in the Workplace: AHA’s CEO Roundtable Report

View our conversation with Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention at the American Heart Association. Dr. Sanchez shares insights from the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable’s new report, Driving Health Equity in the Workplace, which includes guiding principles and actionable strategies that can help organizations wherever they are on their health equity journey. This was a preview of his conference keynote presentation. Hosted by Conference Chair, Sara Johnson, PhD.

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Jennifer Moss

Recorded Interview:
Preventing Burnout in the New Future of Work

Watch an interview with keynote speaker, Jennifer Moss, globally recognized workplace wellness expert and author of the book The Burnout Epidemic. This was a preview of her upcoming conference keynote presentation. Hosted by Conference Chair, Sara Johnson, PhD.

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Eileen McNeely
PhD, MS, RN

Recorded Interview: 
Why Business Must Think Differently About Health, Equity, Resilience and the Future of Work

View our conversation with Eileen McNeely, PhD, MS, RN Founder and Director of SHINE at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. McNeely discusses how considering a new role for organizational caring and establishing a culture of trust, belonging and inclusion is fundamental to employee well-being and to supporting successful business outcomes. This was a preview of her conference keynote presentation. Hosted by Conference Chair, Sara Johnson, PhD.

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exhibit booth

Book Your Exhibit

Connect with health promotion professionals, representing some of the largest and most successful workplace, clinical, educational and community programs in the nation. Our format places you directly in the programming area of the conference—allowing access to attendees throughout the conference.

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Become a Sponsor

Partner with us in presenting this prestigious event through a unique sponsorship package. Talk to us about our fresh approach to leverage your sponsorship while demonstrating your support for advancements in health promotion and bringing added value to the attendees’ experience.

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Intensive Training Seminars

Add a two-day preconference Intensive Training Seminar to your registration and gain in-depth knowledge and skills on a focused topic that you can apply directly. Enhance your programs with expertise and specialized content for your population.

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Our Story

The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference was established in 1990 by Dr. Michael O’Donnell, founder of the  American Journal of Health Promotion. His vision for the event was to bring together health promotion and wellness professionals from across disciplines and settings to learn and share best practices - including wellness program managers, HR professionals, physical therapists, nutritionists and dieticians, health educators, nurses, entrepreneurs, CEOs and others – representing workplace, hospitals and clinics, schools and universities, government, insurance and other sectors. 

More than 30 years later it remains true to that goal, attracting participants from across the country and around the globe who share a passion for well-being.

In 2020 the conference joined the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, a member organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information. As our members have asked for more strategic health and wellness education, this conference presents a unique opportunity to bring together plan sponsors and practitioners, narrowing the gap between research and practice, supporting successful workplace wellness programs.

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