Myth vs. Reality: Five Truths Every Health Promotion Professional Should Know


Five Truths for Health Promotion Professional_Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson, MS, CHWC

Director of Wellness Services, Corporate Fitness Works

While new research is quickly transforming our understanding of health, human nature and behavior change, many health promotion efforts are stuck in an old paradigm, operating on outdated thinking or flawed assumptions. This session will separate myth from reality on five important points all health promotion professionals should know. Participants will leave with evidence-based answers and practical application for transforming their efforts in these five areas:
· How much do lifestyle behaviors determine the health of a population?
· Can wellness programs reduce healthcare costs?
· Do financial incentives work?
· How can I be most effective in helping others sustainably change behaviors?
· What do I need to know about how the workplace itself affects individual wellbeing?

Presenter Bio(s):

Rebecca Johnson is a seasoned health promotion expert with more than 20 years of experience. She has been influential in shifting the corporate wellness paradigm away from the conventional outside-in, “wellness or else” model towards a more holistic, inside-out approach. Rebecca currently serves as the Director of Wellness Services for Corporate Fitness Works. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of an innovative model that combines the best of organizational development and New Paradigm employee wellbeing to create truly thriving cultures. Rebecca is recognized as a passionate and knowledgeable speaker who connects from the heart, inspires new thinking, and leaves her audiences with a clear path for application.