Posted By: Envision2bWell, Inc
The events of the past year have placed an enormous strain on everyone – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. COVID-19 has not only raised the stakes of being well, it has also exposed the inadequacies and inequities of traditional employee wellness programs. Employers are searching for answers, trying to do the right thing by their employees and, in turn, their organization.
For this webinar, we brought together a group of amazing panelists with expertise in the fields of public health, employee wellness programs and social determinants of health. Together they address the shortcomings of traditional workplace wellness programs, as well as how personalization and engagement are essential to supporting employees in improving their health outcomes.
During their conversation, the panelists and moderator Tammy Williams, Founder & CEO of Envision2bWell, take a deep dive into the following areas:
1.) How to sustainably drive engagement in your employee wellness programs.
Lack of engagement in employee wellness programs is a top complaint among employers. An effective employee wellness program has the potential to provide a significant return on investment through increased retention and reduced health care costs.
2.) The connection between social determinants of health and personalization.
One of the most effective ways to support employees’ individual circumstances is by understanding the social determinants of health framework. Social determinants of health (SDoH) are the non-medical factors such as a person’s neighborhood, finances, and home environment that account for up to 80% of health outcomes. Personalization for employee wellness must take the whole person – in and outside of the workplace - into consideration.
3.) The connection between employee wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
An employee wellness program that leaves people out, that isn’t equally accessible to all employees, and that isn’t inclusive of everyone’s diverse and unique wellness needs, is an employee wellness program that is both ineffective and unsustainable in today’s world.
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Dr. Bonnie Coyle
Public Health Director, Cabarrus Health Alliance
Bonnie S. Coyle, MD, MS is Board-Certified in both Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She has worked in the field of public health for nearly 30 years. She is currently the Public Health Director for Cabarrus Health Alliance, a position she started in April 2020. Previously she served as the Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine for St. Luke’s University Health Network, where she worked for over 20 years. In her role at St. Luke’s she grew the community health department to serve eleven hospital campuses, securing more than $6 million/year from national, state and local agencies and donors to support initiatives. In addition she spearheaded the development of St. Luke’s Employee Wellness program, achieving improved outcomes and cost savings for the health system. She is a member of several national public health/preventive medicine professional societies, including APTR, ACPM, ACLM and APHA, and has received numerous state and national awards for her community health and preventive medicine work at SLUHN.
Fitness Specialist, New York Life Company
Erica Dingler started her career path as a Physical Education Major at SUNY Cortland when she decided to switch majors her junior year to Kinesiology and Fitness Development. After graduation, she worked as a trainer at New York Health & Raquet Club before she accepted a positions as Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness in NYC. Erica worked there for over three years, in both their Wall Street and Tribeca locations. In 2010, Erica accepted the position as Fitness Specialist at New York Life Company.
This is where she has done it all: personal training, group fitness classes, and facility management. Each day brings her a new adventure.
After 10 years with this company and over 15 years in the industry, she still loves what she does every day and knows that any day she could come across another great opportunity to continue to fulfill her passion of sharing fitness and wellness with everyone!
Founder/President, Thrive Public Affairs
Suzanne Ghee is a healthcare strategist, community advocate, and the President/Founder of Thrive Public Affairs, a social impact consulting firm. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was Head of Community Health Engagement at Virtua Health System spearheading disruptive solutions to complex health and social issues. During her career, Suzanne has a history of thoughtfully growing community impact through purposeful advocacy, social impact and public health initiatives. In 2018, she was named Community Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey and is also the recipient of a National Innovation Award by the American Heart Association for her work in creating and launching the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market program, the largest of its kind in the country. In 2021, she was named a SJ Biz "Woman to Watch." Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration concentrating in Health Policy from Widener University.
Founder & CEO, Envision2bWell
Tam is a business thought-leader who loves bucking the status quo to bring knowledge to life about whatever will keep us happy and safe. She is a problem solver who drives strategy and engagement to support and foster business growth and change. Prior to starting Envision2bWell, Tam had an illustrious career in Global Education, Corporate Communications, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resources operations for multiple Fortune 500 companies. This experience allows her to provide thought leadership, identify critical insights and develop optimal business strategies supported by clear, actionable recommendations for execution. Tam’s leadership extends into the community as a member of the West Chester, PA Chapter of the NAACP and sits on the advisory board of the Chapter’s WIN (Women in NAACP) committee. She is a board member of the League of Women Voters in Chester County, a leader of the Philadelphia Chapter of Ellevate Network and a PA State Delegate for Vision 2020 / Women 100.
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