The Jefferson Chamber is pleased to announce a virtual Worksite Wellness Summit as part of its LiveWell Jefferson initiative. The Summit, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, will increase participants’ knowledge and awareness of worksite wellness program concepts, tools, and resources, as well as increase employer capacity to build or enhance effective worksite wellness programs.
The Summit features 20 speakers, presentations, panels, the 2020 Healthy Business Awards Presentation and an interactive healthy cooking demo. The webinars began on Wednesday, September 16 and continue through Tuesday, September 22. All webinars are held from 12 – 1 p.m.
Featured speakers include Beth Walker of Ochsner Baptist, Dr. Joseph Kanter of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, Jefferson Parish President, Cynthia Lee Sheng, and Jefferson Parish, Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich.
The Worksite Wellness Summit is FREE for members and prospective members of the Jefferson Chamber. To view the full schedule of webinars and speakers, please click here.
Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Wellness Patrons: Biz New Orleans, Entergy Louisiana, Laitram, LLC, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Ochsner Health System, West Jefferson Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside for supporting the Summit and the LiveWell Jefferson initiative.
It’s not too late! Register HERE to join us for Friday, Monday, & Tuesday’s Presentations.
Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12-1 PM
Healthy Cooking Demo – Pantry Prep to Feel Your BEST at Work & at Home
Featured Presentation: Mauricio Rosas-Alvarez, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ochsner Health
How to Build a Pantry: Meal Planning is easier than you think when your house is full of short-cuts and ideas. Join Registered Dietitian and Chef Mauricio as he demonstrates practical prepping secrets straight out of the food-service industry. Preparing a balanced meal at the end of a long workday has never been much easier. Shopping list will be provided prior to the session so you have the option to follow along!
2020 Healthy Business Awards: Small & Large Business Categories: Most Creative | Best Employee-Led | Up & Comer
Presented by: 2020 Health & Wellness Committee Chair, Donna Austin, Director of Decision Support for Peoples Health & 2020 Health & Wellness Committee Vice Chair, Coretta LaGarde, VP of Health Strategies for American Heart Association
Monday, September 21,2020 | 12 – 1 PM
Making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a Part of Your Corporate Wellness Program
Featured Speaker: Honorable Cynthia Lee Sheng, Jefferson Parish President
Speakers: Ronnie Slone, President, The Slone Group, Shelina Davis, CEO, Louisiana Public Health Institute
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12 – 1 PM
Including Mental Health in Your Employee Wellness Program
Featured Speaker: Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich, Jefferson Parish Coroner
Panel Topics: Employee Burnout, Positive Workspace Boundaries, Resources, Programs, Policies, and Structures to Address Mental Health in your Workplace Wellness Program
Moderator: Mary Ann Dankert, Director, Community Outreach, Mental Health & Sexual Assault, Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office
Panelists: Daisha Bonhomme, MS, WellSpot Designation Manager, Well-Ahead Louisiana | Vanessa Chatelain, Program Facilitator, The Resilience ToolBox | Stefanie J. Allweiss, Co-Founder, Gotcha Covered HR | Carianne Pritchett, LPC, Founder + Licensed Professional Counselor @ Full Life Christian Counseling
About the LiveWell Jefferson Campaign:
LiveWell Jefferson was formed in early 2017 as a new initiative of the Jefferson Chamber’s Foundation focused on creating and cultivating a culture of health and wellness among the business community and residents of Jefferson Parish. Through educating employers on the importance and implementation of health and wellness programs, the LiveWell Jefferson campaign strives to produce more productive employees, help attract and retain talent, build staff morale, combat employee absenteeism, minimize staff turnover and reduce healthcare costs for employers.
About the Jefferson Chamber & the Jefferson Chamber Foundation:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013, 2015, and 2019 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.
Our Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, began in 2007. This Foundation has been the backbone of the workforce development grants that were a catalyst in the rebuilding after Katrina. The Foundation is also the original namesake and founder of the JCFA, a now autonomous high school that gives Jefferson Parish students a second chance at graduation. In recent years, the Chamber Foundation has become a catalyst for beautification throughout what is known as “Fat City.”