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Wellness Leadership Network Presentations

Attached are the PowerPoint slides from the October 27, 2011 Keynote by Dr. Dee W. Edington at the Wellness Leadership Workshop sponsored by Live Healthy Lorain County. The speaker addressed the economic consequences of an unhealthy workforce and strategies to address improving wellness at the family, workplace and faith-based settings.
Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, CSSD of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise discussed a Toxic Environment in regards the the obesity epidemic in the United States at the October 25, 2012 Wellness Leadership Workshop. Please see attached PowerPoint for her presentation.
Bendix Success Story:
Highlights the Ohio Healthy Business Award application process using Bendix as an example of a successful award recipient.

YMCA Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program:
Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, helps individuals learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Participants receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates, developing a plan for improving and maintaining overall well-being.

We Thrive!:
Success stories, resources, tools and best practices of the Hamilton County Public Health Department's We THRIVE! Movement show how they work to protect families where they live, work, learn, worship and play; creating neighborhoods where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

Family Garden Initiative:
The Family Garden Initiative uses Garden Soxx throughout Lorain County communities as a means of increasing fruit/vegetable intake, physical activity and community connectedness.

Tri-State Workplace Wellness:
Tri-state Workplace Wellness Collaborative fosters workplace cultures that promote healthy lifestyles by increasing networking and sharing of ideas and experiences among members of their regional network, and providing information about ‘best in class’ workplace wellness programming.

2016 Lorain County Wellness Network presentations
This Lorain County Wellness Network meeting included a presentation on strategies for initiating and/or expanding wellness programming and introduced resources and suggestions for programming around National Bike Month in May.
This site is a toolkit for workplace health promotion and protection professionals. Use this site to learn about how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.
Lorain County Wellness Network December 9, 2015 Resources
PowerPoint presentations and agenda resources from the Lorain County Wellness Network meeting at Avon Oaks Caring Community on 12/9/15.
Lorain County Wellness Network February 12, 2015 Resources
Slides and resources from the February 12, 2015 Wellness Network meeting.
These can assist you in planning wellness initiatives and help you apply fresh ideas to carry out a comprehensive wellness plan. The CDC worksite score card and the Healthy Ohio Healthy Business award were two resources that were highlighted and discussed in detail.
Lorain County Wellness Network May 21, 2015 Resources
Slides, agenda, and resources shared at the Lorain County Wellness Network Meeting on May 21, 2015.
Lorain County Wellness Network September 17th, 2015 Resources
Slides, agenda, and resources shared at the Lorain County Wellness Network Meeting on September 17, 2015.
Please see attached PowerPoint Presentation from the October 25, 2012 Wellness Leadership Workshop. Heidi King, Human Resource Generalist at Lorain County Printing & Publishing Company in Elyria has extensive corporate wellness experience and Human Resources experience. Her main focus is wellness, employee relations, benefit design and management. Heidi is a recognized expert in the area of improving health and wellness plans in the workplace.
Slides and resources from the December 11, 2014 breakfast meeting of the Lorain County Wellness Leadership Network. The topic of professional development was tackling tobacco.
Slides from the Wellness Leadership Network meeting on March 27, 2014. The breakfast meeting highlighted the seven benchmarks to worksite wellness and a panel discussion of worksite wellness.
Slides from the professional development presentation at the May 15, 2014 breakfast meeting of the Lorain County Wellness Leadership Network. The presentation focused on creating a worksite where the healthy choice is the easier choice.
Slides from the Wellness Leadership Network meeting on September 15, 2014. The breakfast meeting highlighted the Benefits of Financial Wellness, and Combating Work/Home Life Stress with Family Caregiver Resources.
Local groups highlight wellness success - Kick-off wellness at your organization by sharing this local wellness video!

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