Annual Forum on Wellness and Wellbeing, NEBGH Members only, Virtual Event

Prevention Strategies for Population Health

Are you an employer interested in attending but not a member? Contact Jennifer Fucci.

Increasing employee resilience and reducing the risk of chronic disease is now more important than ever.

Whether we’re facing a “second wave” of COVID-19 or something completely different, engaging in healthy behaviors is key.

So how do you engage and empower your workforce in taking charge of their health?

Hear how your peers are using creative programs and smarter technology to help employees embrace healthier lifestyles!

Topics include:

  • Thriving mentally at work – whether at home or in the office
  • Driving sustained weight loss through brain science
  • Intervening early to prevent and manage diabetes and other chronic disease
  • Preventing cancer
  • Changing behaviors when it comes to nutrition and exercise

Thursday, July 9, 2020

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

9:10 am

Opening Keynote: Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention as Weapons Against COVID-19

Keynote Speaker

David Levy, MD

EHE Health

This is a unique moment for employers. Putting in place preventive health strategies and tools to encourage healthy lifestyles can have an almost immediate and positive impact on health and prepare employees for whatever comes next – a second COVID-19 wave or a future pandemic.

Hear more from our keynote speaker, epidemiologist and primary care preventive health specialist Dr. David Levy, CEO of EHE Health!

He’ll tell you what you can do right now:

  • Use data on modifiable risk factors to impact morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19
  • Engage employees on reducing risk effectively
  • Communicate the value of screenings and healthy lifestyles in building resiliency
9:30 am

Reducing Risk for Serious Illness through Chronic Disease Management


Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director


Gen Barron

Senior Manager of Global Wellbeing

Doug Stein

Manager, Payroll & Benefits
Parker LORD

Fernando Correia, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
SWORD Health

Moderated Employer Panel Part I:

Employees with chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension and CVD are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 complications. Prevention and effective management are key – and now is the time to reboot your strategy!

Hear how these employers support employee health, including key insights on:

  • Education and communication
  • Driving program enrollment and engagement
  • Benefit plan design
  • Outcomes and ROI
  • Digital tools pros and cons   

MSD and Chronic Disease Part II:

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are problematic in and of themselves, but are often accompanied by other chronic illnesses. Dr. Fernando Correia will highlight evidence-based tools and resources to help employees cope with and recover from MSD and a wide range of health issues.

10:00 am

Take Cancer Screenings and Vaccines Off "Hold"


Amanda Frisch Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

Tenured Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver

Delaying or skipping cancer screenings and preventive vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a second, avoidable health crisis.

Reduce disease risk and enhance health outcomes by making sure employees get life-saving services like mammograms, colonoscopies and vaccinations.  

Now’s the time to act!  Join us to find out how.

10:20 am

Fireside Chat: Take Cancer Screenings and Vaccines Off "Hold"


Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director


Amanda Frisch Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

Tenured Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver

Barbara D. Powe, PhD, RN, FAAN

Medical Science Liaison - Southeast
Exact Sciences
10:40 am

Guided Ergonomic Stretch Break


Megan Hill, PT, DPT

Clinical Specialist
SWORD Health
10:50 am

Mental Health in a Work-From-Home Environment


Jared Lewis

Senior Director, Total Rewards
Curtiss-Wright Corp.

Andrea Herron

Head of People
WebMD Health Services

Jeffrey Durmer, MD

CMO of Nox Health, Co-Founder of SleepCharge
SleepCharge by Nox Health

Beth Pausic, PsyD

Head of Therapy

Fear, anxiety, poor sleep, and family stress are all symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting employees now and fueling mental health issues in the future.   

What can employers do to support employees at home when it comes to strategies, tools and resources, and communications?

Join our conversation with high-level thought leaders!

12:00 pm