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Dr. Dee Edington to Speak at 6th Corporate Wellness Conference

Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 --( The 6th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference is pleased to announce Dr. Dee W. Edington, Professor at the School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, as a speaker at the September 20-24, 2014 event in D.C this year.

The Corporate Wellness Conference is part of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress,, which is made up of 6+ other conference tracks dedicated towards employers and the benefits as well as the healthcare they offer their employees: Healthcare Reform, Self Funding, Global Benefits, Health Insurance Exchange, Voluntary Benefits, Corporate Fitness & Nutrition and more.

Dr. Dee .W. Edington is a Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and Director of the Health Management Research Center. He has initiated a retirement furlough from the University and has spun off Edington Associates to help Organizations raise Healthy Well-Being to the same level as safety and quality in the workplace and in the workforce.

Dr. Edington's research focuses on the precursors of disease and vitality. His interest is in the relationships between healthy organizations and individual lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health promotion, worksite environments, cultures and wellness activities, communities and families impact health care cost containment, disability, productivity and quality of life. He is the author or co-author of over 800 articles, presentations, and several books.

Edington Associates was formed to bring Healthy Well-Being to the same level at the workplace and in the workforce as is safety and quality. Dee believes so strongly in the concept and potential to make a major difference in people and organizations that he left the University to fully commit the next chapter in his career to this vision.

Dr. Edington will also be presenting two topics. The first is “Helping to Align your Wellness Program to your Business Strategy” which will discuss how organizational health or population health is now recognized as a risk management threat to the organization similar to safety and quality. Creating and maintaining a thriving and sustainable workplace and workforce requires an enterprise solution to fix the enterprise risk management threat. The fundamental issue is a misalignment of the strategies for individual health and organizational health with business strategies of the enterprise, how do you troubleshoot? He will present with Sandy Rosenberg.

The second will be a panel discussion featuring Tom Boehr, Cara McNulty, Amanda Senecal and Victor Villanueva. The session is titled “Engaging the Generations: A Discussion on Health Triggers & Barriers” and will take a look at Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists and explore their unique characteristics. What turns them on and what turns them off. Understand how to leverage triggers and overcome barriers to connect with each generation. This session will identify health and wellness program design, incentives and communications that resonate with each generation.

Dr. Edington joins over 200 industry professionals and employers that will be speak at the 2014 event on over 100 different educational sessions, workshops, forums and summits.

The Corporate Wellness Conference® is fully integrated with the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, one of the largest employee benefits and healthcare events in the world. The EHBC’s mission is simple. They provide intense, advanced education through successful and practical case studies presented by the world’s leading healthcare and insurance experts. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Edington speak. Register for the conference today.

The 6th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference is the annual meeting for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association. The CHWA, is the leading non-profit association focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers, employees and their families. We are dedicated to providing educational, collaborative and networking opportunities for the industry to help move the industry in a positive direction.
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