News and Events

Want to learn more about what’s happening at UNC Chapel Hill around the topic of workplace wellness, health and safety? Read on to learn about recent news and events, our speaker series, and our journal club.

Grad Students Encourage Workers to Adopt Fitness Breaks

“Fitness Breaks is the brainchild of a group of master’s students in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior. It adapts an established 10-minute workout program called “Instant Recess” for the staff members who look after Carolina’s buildings and grounds, many of whom work nights or early mornings and often hold down a second job to help make ends meet.” Read more in the University Gazette

CDC’s Workplace Health Research Network launched at UNC

“Researchers from six research universities across the country gathered in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Feb. 5 and 6 to launch the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) and conduct health research focused on the work environment, where the majority of Americans spend most of their time.” Read more at SPH news

Fall 2015 Speaker Series

Speaker

Title

Date and Location

Speaker

Meg Molloy, DrPH, MPH, RD, President and CEO, Prevention Partners
Amy Meador, MPH, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Prevention Partners

Title

Building healthy workplaces: A snapshot of WorkHealthy America’s workplace prevention data & collaboration opportunities

Date and Location

Thursday September 10th, 4:00 – 5:30pm
McGavran-Greenberg 2305
Registration Link

Speaker

Guy Potter, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Title

How do nurses keep going? Differences in physical and psychological work ability with age in the nursing profession

Date and Location

Thursday October 8th, 4:00 – 5:30pm
McGavran-Greenberg 2305
Registration Link

Speaker

Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH , Vice President & Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Sarah Weiser, PhD, Manager, Healthcare Consulting, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Title

Consumer engagement to improve health outcomes: what works?”

Date and Location

Thursday November 12th, 4:00 – 5:30pm
McGavran-Greenberg 2305
Registration Link

For information about past speakers, please visit the Speaker Series archives.

Fall 2015 Journal Club

Article

Date and Location

Date and Location

Tuesday September 1st, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Rosenau 304
Registration Link

Article

TBA

Date and Location

Thursday November 3rd, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Rosenau 304