HINGHAM, Mass., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Debra Wein, CEO of Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of worksite wellness programs, participated in the invitation-only conference "Building a Culture of Health: A New Imperative for Business" on April 18-19, 2016. The conference was a first-time collaboration between Harvard Business School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Attendees were invited because of their high profiles in the health and wellness profession and the work they are doing to create a culture of health nationwide.
"I am honored to be among the attendees who participated in this ground-breaking conference, which will help shape the way organizations promote health and wellness to their employees, their communities and their consumers," said Debra Wein. "The inspiring conversations addressed how and why organizations should care about the health of their workforce and aimed to bring together leaders across various industries to focus on solutions that will drive the next phase of promoting health outcomes in the United States."
The conference featured thought leaders, executives and researchers from the nation's leading corporations, public health organizations, elite institutions and renowned universities who provided insight into the drivers behind employer investments in health and wellness – as well as the benefits and tradeoffs of these investments. CEOs and other senior executives from Google, LEGO, Target, PepsiCo, United Technologies, Kohler, Levi Strauss and the IBM International Foundation examined employee health and wellness challenges and discussed whether organizations can create fast-paced environments that drive revenue growth and innovative products/services while simultaneously promoting physical and mental well-being among their employees. Speakers from the country's top brands debated whether employee health is an employer responsibility and looked at whether the return on investment in employee health is seen in the short or long-term. Review the conference agenda for a complete list of topics, speakers and attendees.
About Wellness Workdays
Wellness Workdays is a Hingham, Massachusetts based company with offices in New York City and Vero Beach, Florida, that designs and delivers worksite wellness programs to increase employee health and productivity and lower healthcare costs. Wellness Workdays has earned industry recognition and several best practices awards for its clients, which include BJ's Wholesale Club, Putnam Investments, Brown University, Cabot Corp., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rockland Trust, Bentley University, United Natural Foods and Harvard Business School. For more information about Wellness Workdays, visit www.wellnessworkdays.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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