4310.0 Technology and innovation in worksite health promotion

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
In this 90-minute panel session, researchers and health professionals will discuss innovative approaches and the application of new technology in field of worksite health promotion, including: a) the efficacy of web-based employee weight management programs, b) the use of mobile technology in worksite wellness employee outreach programs, c) the use of online health coaching programs in employee risk reduction, and d) the application of econometric analyses to determine the medical and lost-productivity costs related to health risks and heath conditions in employee populations. A 15-minute Q/A period will be provided at the end of the session to permit interaction among the panelists and the attendees. The overall purpose of the session is to provide effective models for innovative approaches to worksite-based health promotion and employee outreach programs.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the factors involved in providing effective web-based worksite weight management programs. 2. Identify the new applications of technology in reaching out to employees to promote personal health and fitness. 3. Describe the characteristics and effectiveness of online health coaching programs for employees. 4. Define the integrated methodology for conducting econometric analyses of employee populations.

Innovative approaches to worksite-based weight loss: Results of the WAY to Health study
Laura Linnan, ScD, Deborah Tate, PhD, Carolyn Naseer, MA, Eric Finkelstein, PhD, MHA and Jiang Li, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)