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The Wellness Connection: Building Collaborative Partnerships for Effective Wellness Programming. Learn about Discover Health with the Wellness Connection, 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.

11/19/2014
When: Original Air Date: Nov. 19, 2014
Available on-demand for members.
Presenter: Nicole B. Hare-Everline, DHSc, MS, CHES
Contact: NWI Education Director
715-342-2969

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The Wellness Connection: Building Collaborative Partnerships for Effective Wellness Programming

Original Air Date: November 19, 2014

Presenter: Nicole B. Hare-Everline, DHSc, MS, CHES
Wellness Director and Director of Employee Assistance Program
City of Houston

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Webinar Description

"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.

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