It's taking place on Friday, June 29th at Hood College, but you need to register.
Small and medium sized businesses in Frederick, Carroll, and Washington Counties are invited to attend a Healthy Business Forum from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29th at Hood College. Area chambers of commerce and local health departments are joining forces with Frederick Regional Health System and Meritus Health to offer this free educational event. "According to the Partnership for Prevention, the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other industrialized countries," said Angie Blair, Community Health Educator, for the Frederick County Health Department. "Yet it ranks near the bottom in most measures of health quality. Research shows it’s spending more money to treat existing illnesses isn’t the long term answer. We must move upstream and reduce the demand for health services by focusing on prevention and lowering people’s risks for diseases," continued Blair.
Businesses and nonprofits will learn how health reform will impact their organizations, and how workplace wellness programs can improve profitability and productivity. Discussions will include factual information about health reform, evidence-based strategies to promote wellness in the workplace, and best practices from local employers that have implemented wellness programs.
Space is limited to 60 participants. Each participating company may register up to (2) attendees. Human resources personnel, business owners, executives, and managers are encouraged to attend. Registration is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/worksitewellnessregistration2 .