The Wellness Connection:
Building Collaborative Partnerships for Effective
Original Air Date: November 19, 2014
Nicole B. Hare-Everline, DHSc, MS,
Wellness Director and Director of Employee Assistance Program
City of Houston
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"Discover Health with the Wellness Connection" is the
City of Houston’s comprehensive and award-winning wellness program. It provides
wellness services to a diverse population of employees and their dependents on
the city’s medical plan.
The Discover Health with the Wellness Connection
team works tirelessly to forge various internal and external collaborative
partnerships to ensure an effective and sustainable wellness program geared
toward healthy lifestyles for city employees. These partnerships enable the
creation of a supportive environment via the provision of incentives, as well
as the collection of data for program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Program strategies have resulted in the successful reduction of medical plan
costs as well as significant increase in employee wellness program participation. Program methods are theory driven and evidence-based.
Attend this webinar to learn how this program was implemented in four phases and to discover how you can build collaborative partnerships for promoting
health at your workplace.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
- understand how to build collaborative
partnerships for promoting health at the workplace.
- identify Discover Health with the
Wellness Connection’s strategies for building collaborative partnerships to
promote employee health.
- list at least three cost-reducing impacts of
building collaborative partnerships to promote health at the workplace.
About Nicole B. Hare-Everline, DHSc, MS, CHES
Dr. Nicole Hare-Everline is the City of Houston’s Wellness
Director and Director of the Employee Assistance Program, where she spearheads
efforts to design and implement the city’s employee wellness and employee
assistance program that saved over $63 million to the sponsored employee health
plan within two years.
Dr. Nicole Hare-Everline received her Bachelor of Science
degree in Health Promotion and Education, as well as a Master of Science degree
in Community Health and Wellness, at the University of Central Arkansas. She
then completed her doctoral degree in Health Science through the Nova Southeastern
University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Under her leadership, the City of Houston has received
numerous awards, including Houston’s Healthiest Employer and WELCOA Well
Workplace Gold Award. In addition, Dr. Hare-Everline has been awarded the Texas Cardiovascular Health Promotion Award
and The Heart and Stroke Healthy City Award.