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Greater Akron Chamber Invites Companies to Participate in Employers for Health Consortium

SummaCare City, County, Major Employers and Chamber Lead CDC-Based Wellness Initiative to Improve Outcomes for a Healthier Greater Akron Region 
Greater Akron—This September marks the one-year anniversary of the Employers for Health Consortium of Akron’s worksite wellness initiative utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health ScoreCard.  To date, 38 businesses have completed the ScoreCard, with over 33,000 employees impacted.
The Employers for Health Consortium of Akron actively supports our region with ways to improve health outcomes. The Consortium is focused on improving workplace wellness by educating businesses on wellness strategies and encouraging the use of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard.  The ScoreCard is a free online tool designed to help employers assess whether they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Key partners for this initiative include Summit County Public Health, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, GOJO Industries, SummaCare, the Greater Akron Chamber, the City of Akron and the County of Summit.
Dr. Brent Pawlecki, Chief Health Officer of Goodyear, said, “With a vast array of diverse employers of all sizes across the region, this initiative can have real impact.  The ScoreCard is a valuable tool for analyzing an organization’s workplace wellness and the more data we receive, the healthier we can become.”
As data is gathered from completed ScoreCards, it is analyzed to provide insight on the status of workplace wellness for region-wide health improvements. 
Steve Millard, President and CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber, said, “This is a proven way to help develop or improve a company’s own strategy. We encourage all employers to participate.”
On September 14, the 2018 Conference: Creating Strategic Wellness Programs in the Workplace, will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Summit County Public Health, 1867 West Market Street, 44313.  An update on this initiative will be provided at the conference.  For more information or to attend, contact Lori Assad at (330) 926-5701 or [email protected].  Registration is free and limited, so be sure to register early to secure your spot at: https://bit.ly/2OsCeez.
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