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Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award Deadline Extended

How healthy is your workplace? Here’s your chance to weigh in and vie for the honor of winning an Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award. This initiative, now in its fourth year, recognizes organizations throughout the U.S. that are among the most actively engaged in the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace.

To apply, you first must complete a short, online pre-qualification survey assessing your organization’s progress across all five “next practice” in workplace wellbeing pillars. Organizations meeting a pre-qualification threshold will be invited to complete the Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award application.

The pre-qualification survey is open through May 13, 2016, so don’t delay. Submit your survey today. For more details on the award process, see the attached instruction sheet. For quick survey access, click here.

Next Practice Awards Flyer

Public Health Educator – Physical Activity

Knox County Health Department | Full-Time Public Health Educator

Job Description

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION: The purpose of this classification is to plan, implement, and evaluate population-based health education programs with a specific focus on physical activity. The Public Health Educator will facilitate evidenced-based worksite wellness interventions, promote an active lifestyle in the community, and will perform other duties as assigned by the Director.  Group fitness instructor certification preferred.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. Assesses individual and community needs for health education; develops and analyzes data; identifies behaviors. Plans effective community interventions, based on CDC’s “best practices” and evidence based recommendations; formulates measurable program outcomes and selects strategies; provides technical assistance to community groups. Implements health education programs; provides presentations of education programs; selects best methods and media to implement program plans. On occasion, may be required to oversee the assignments of clerical support and student interns. Evaluates the effectiveness of program; develops plans to assess achievement of program goals; develops and inventory of existing valid and reliable tests and survey instruments; evaluates the applicability of resource materials; monitors programs through evaluations; establishes different methods for distribution educational materials. Communicates health and education needs, concerns and resources to the public; develops and maintains a working relationship with the media, radio, television, newspaper; designs and prepares brochures, bullets and news releases; plans and prepares materials for special projects; selects, writes, illustrates, edits, compiles and/or supplies health education materials for use by organization and individuals. Coordinates health education services among community agencies; organizes in-service training programs for teachers, volunteers and other interest personnel. Serves as a resource person in health education; analyzes requests for information; serves as a consultant on public health concerns to staff, community, professional, faith-based, training and civic groups. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field reading professional literature, journals and attending related seminars and conferences.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responds to and reports immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Department of Health.  Attends internal and external educational programs and professional meetings as available for continuing professional education.  Performs other related duties as required. 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Public Health Education, or a related field; certification as a Health Education Specialist preferred, with a minimum of three to five years of program development experience and administration (or similar); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience providing the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.  May be required to maintain a state of Tennessee licensure/certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines and audio/visual equipment, such as a computer, printer, copy machine, facsimile machine, calculator, telephone, slide projector, overhead projector, camera, television, or VCR. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary or mildly work.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of twenty to forty pounds.

Click here to apply.

2015 Nov – MEETING NOTES “Mental Wellness”

November 12th, 2015
Mental Wellness
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by TeamHealth

2015 Sept – Meeting Notes “Getting Active”

September 29th, 2015
Getting Active
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by Radio Systems Corporation

  • ETWR Business 
  • Radio Systems Corporation Wellness Program
    • Britni Allan, PA, Radio Systems Corporation
    • Becka Wilson, MS, ACSM-CPT, NWI-CWWPM, Wellness & Engagement Manager, Radio Systems Corporation
  • Common Injuries & Ailments & an Active Community
    • Shahin Hadian, Owner of Fleet Feet Knoxville
  • Building Fitness in the Workplace
    • Yusof Al-Wadei, MPH, Physical Activity Health Educator, Knox County Health Department
  • Wellness Group Session
    • Becka Wilson, MS, ACSM-CPT, NWI-CWWPM, Wellness & Engagement Manager, Radio Systems Corporation
    • Larissa Justice, MS, Wellness Strategy Team Leader & Sensory Scientist
    • Megan Norman, Wellness Manager, TeamHealth
    • Stephen Huskey, Employee Health Specialist, Pilot Flying J
    • Attendees discussed the goals and barriers for their worksite wellness program. Strategies for overcoming barriers were discussed. Knowledge gaps in wellness were identified. Overall themes were identified, including lack of funding and support for the wellness program. Strategies for offering wellness on a limited budget and handling legal concerns related to wellness were identified as major learning interests.