Integrating Lifestyle Medicine into the Workplace Through Health and Well-Being Offerings From Employers

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET at the Omni Amelia Island Resort | Free

Whole health. Total-person health. Lifestyle Medicine. While the terminology is evolving and up for debate, the urgent need to activate employers as agents of change in the implementation of lifestyle medicine is clear.

Join Dr. Sara Johnson, HERO’s Senior Research Fellow, and experts from a multidisciplinary Lifestyle Medicine Advisory Committee for an inter-professional workshop that includes key stakeholders from the employer ecosystem. The goal of the interactive workshop is to review the findings of mixed-methods research on employers from diverse regions of the country and to generate insights about how best to promote the adoption of and enable employers to advocate for reimbursement of Lifestyle Medicine. We will be identifying pathways for employers to:

  1. create the conditions for Lifestyle Medicine to be integrated into employees’ health and well-being offerings.
  2. relate Lifestyle Medicine to key business outcomes;
  3. consider how to extend the influence of their whole-person health initiatives into their communities; and
  4. advocate with their health plans, brokers, and government officials for Lifestyle Medicine coverage.

The results of the workshop will be synthesized to inform the development and dissemination of actionable deliverables and practical resources for employers.

This workshop is brought to you through a grant from the Ardmore Institute of Health (AIH). AIH works for a future where healthy lifestyles will be the preferred method to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease. Since 1947 the organization has been promoting lifestyle change as a means to help people achieve a more healthy and fulfilling life.

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