We all know that we should be taking care of ourselves. But, sometimes we need a little nudge.
There are many reasons why county governments should provide their employees that nudge. To name a few: less sick days and coughing and sneezing in the office, lower insurance contributions, and fitter bodies for taking on the myriad of challenges public servants tackle every day. Healthy employees make healthy counties, after all. Other than spoon-feed vegetables to our local public officials and make them literally chase their proverbial tails, however, how do we do that?
At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Healthy Employees, Healthy Counties,” county administrators and conference attendees explore how to encourage public servants to maintain healthy lifestyles, to improve morale and increase productivity in the county workplace. Speakers include:
- Christina Stasiuk, Senior Medical Director at Cigna. Dr. Stasiuk joined Cigna full time in 2003 after 14 years of solo practice in internal medicine and clinical consulting. She works closely with employers, health care professionals and other stakeholders to find solutions that improve the quality of health care while controlling costs and engaging individuals to help them improve their health.
- David Johnson, Vice President, Senior Consultant Segal Consulting. He leads the firm’s consulting engagements for a number of public sector, higher education, health care and non-profit clients. Mr. Johnson brings particular expertise in evidence-based workplace wellness programs, value-based health care purchasing strategies and employer issues related to the Affordable Care Act. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Towson University, where he teaches Wellness and Healthy Workforce Management in the Masters in Human Resource Development program.
- Beverly Churchill, Director, Human Resources, Queen Anne’s County. Beverly Churchill has been the Director of Human Resources for Queen Anne’s County for almost 10 years. Prior to working for Queen Anne’s County, she worked for eighteen years in Human Resources for the Chester River Health System.
Healthy Employees, Healthy Counties
Encouraging our public servants to maintain healthy lifestyles can not only save counties in health care costs, but also improve morale and increase productivity. Programs offered by local governments, health care and insurance providers encourage government employees to take advantage of wellness programs in creative ways. Learn about how to get a healthier, fitter, happier workforce today.
- Dr. Christina Stasiuk, Senior Medical Director, Cigna
- David Johnson, Vice President, Segal Consulting
- Beverly Churchill, Director, Human Resources, Queen Anne’s County
Moderator: The Honorable Sheree Sample-Hughes, Maryland House of Delegates
Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “An Ounce of Prevention”.
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