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St. Joseph Health Launches CDC’s Workplace Wellness Training in North Bay

St. Joseph Health has taken a leading role in the North Bay in training employers to promote health and wellness among members of their workforce by launching the Work@HealthTM training program, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Funded through the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, this program was officially introduced in Sonoma County during an inaugural training session held August 27 in Sebastopol, CA.
 
The Work@HealthTM program trains employers and other participants how to establish, expand and improve science-based health promotion strategies that lead to measurably better health, including reductions in chronic disease rates. It teaches how workers and their families can improve their health using interventions that address chronic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. To learn more about Work@Health TM, see http://www.cdc.gov/workathealth/FAQ_WorkatHealth_CDC.pdf.
 
St. Joseph Health was chosen among the first health care teams to lead this national effort because of its demonstrated commitment to promoting health and quality of life in all the communities it serves.
Jeannie Calverley, area manager of Employer and Community Relations at St. Joseph Health in Sonoma and Napa counties, conducted the first of a series of training sessions for Northern California employers and health benefit brokers on Wednesday, August 27, at the French Garden restaurant in Sebastopol. The CDC recently certified Calverley, whose 30 years of experience in health care include promotion of workforce wellness, to lead this specialized training.
 
Participants must apply to be enrolled in Work@HealthTM. Interested employers and health benefit brokers may email inquiries or request an application from Jeannie Calverley at Jeannie.Calverley@stjoe.org or by calling (707) 975-2314.

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