Tools for Creating Healthy Cultures

Creating healthy cultures seminar presented by Judd Allen

Judd Allen, PhD

President, Human Resources Institute


View  a conversation with Dr. Allen based on his new book, Leading for Purpose: How to Help Your People and Your Organization Benefit from the Pursuit of Purpose

Health promotion has focused on helping individuals to develop their capacity to adopt healthier lifestyle practices. This training is designed to add cultural support to the health promotion toolkit. It is based on more than 30 years of research and practice in helping organizations and entire communities to bring about lasting and positive culture change. Participants will learn how to define culture, why it is important and what can be done to create healthier and more productive cultures. We will also examine how to measure culture and to set culture change goals. We will learn how to mobilize leadership, peer and household support. Finally, we will learn how to incorporate our health promotion work into a systematic culture change process. Participants who successfully complete this training will receive certification as a Wellness Culture Coach.

Presenter Bio(s):

Dr. Allen is President of the Human Resources Institute, LLC, a research, publishing and consulting firm that focuses on the creation of supportive cultural environments. He earned his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Dr. Allen supports over 200 health and wellness professionals in their Wellness Culture Coaching work. He is a Consultant Associate at Edington Associates.

Dr. Allen has assisted several hundred government, business and community settings to bring about lasting and positive culture change. Dr. Allen has served as on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute, as a Senior Research Analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. Dr. Allen has authored more than 50 books, journal articles, training manuals and software titles. His most recent books are Culture Change Planner, The Social Climate Toolkit, The Cultural Analysis Toolkit, A Family Guide to Wellness, Kitchen Table Talks for Wellness, Bringing Wellness Home, Wellness Leadership and Healthy Habits, Helpful Friends. Further information about Judd’s work is available at

Judd has completed more than 30 New York City Marathons, multiple Ironman distance triathlons and long distance cross-country ski races. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.