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2013 Wellness Leadership Workshop Presentations

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.

We Thrive! | Bendix Success Story - Ohio Healthy Business AwardFamily Garden Initiative | YMCA - Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program

2012 Featured Speaker: Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, CSSD LD, LMT

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.

2011 Featured Speaker: Dr. Dee W.Edington

Dr. Dee Edington is the Director of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and Professor in the School of Kinesiology. He is the author or co-author of over 800 articles, presentations and books including Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy.

Dr. Edington's research is focused on the relationship between healthy lifestyles, vitality and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations.