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Join us for our next meeting about physical activity on September 29th at Petsafe/Radio Systems from 9:30-11:30.

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2015 July – Meeting Notes “Employee Engagement”

July 21st, 2015
Employee Engagement
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by Parkwest Medical Center / Covenant Health

  • ETWR Business
  • 2015 Greater Knoxville Heart Walk & Engaging Employees in Heart Health
    • Danica Clark, Heart Walk Director
  • Covenant Health: Biggest Winners 2015
    • Karen Milligan, Business Health Specialist
  • Employee Engagement Panel
    • Jeremy Curtis, Regional Vice President, Corporate Health Partners
    • Kristy Altman, Executive Director, Knoxville Track Club
    • Gary Emig, CWWPC, Practice Administrator, East Towne Urgent Care & Occupational Health
    • Panelists discussed the importance of employee engagement and strategies for promoting wellness in the workplace. Panelists emphasized the importance of assessing workplace needs before planning wellness programs. They also reaffirmed the importance of addressing multiple dimensions of wellness, including financial, instead of only focusing on nutrition and physical activity. Both personal and work related stressors were brought up as a major barrier to engagement.
  • Networking & Questions

Upcoming Meetings
September – Getting Active
November – A Well Mind

American Diabetes Association – Special Events Coordinator

The American Diabetes Association seeks a high energy individual with demonstrated experience to join our Knoxville fundraising team on a part-time, temporary basis to aid in the retention, acquisition and management of our signature fundraising event Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Knoxville area on November 8th.

Special Events Coordinator
Job Duties
* Assist in re-recruitment calls/ personal e-mails to past 3 year event participants.
* Assist in re-recruitment calls/ personal e-mails to past secondary teams.
* Help coordinate mailing and follow-up from outreach efforts.
* RSVP calls to invitees of Corporate and Participant Kick-Off events.
* Schedule and implement internal kick offs with current Corporate Sponsors and Teams
* Research and manage database on potential companies for Corporate Teams and Sponsors.
* Must be able to drive results of targeted companies and securing Corporate Teams and Sponsors.
* Secure 5 new Pin-up retail partners for activation in November.
* Management On-line support of walk participants.
* Train and utilize Convio system to communicate with past and current walkers.
* Assist in implementing targeted outreach to walkers i.e. Health Fairs, Community Events, Festivals.
* Help walkers to set up personal page, download address book, send e-mails – must be comfortable with one on one and group sessions.
* Responsible for Social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter and other media

* Help walkers to utilize Facebook Boundless Fundraising.
* Serve as main point of contact for walker online fundraising troubleshooting.
* Coach secondary teams to increase on-line registration and fundraising.

The successful candidate is results oriented with experience in working with individuals, groups and companies to achieve desired outcomes. Customer relationship building and sales experience is highly desirable. Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills required. Candidate must be a team player, who is dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals.

*This is a temporary position anticipated to start approximately August 15 and end approximately November 20th. (approximately 25 hours per week)
*This position is not eligible for benefits.

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2015 May – Meeting Notes “Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs”

May 19th, 2015
Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by the Knox County Health Department

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  • ETWR Business
  • KCHD Worksite Wellness & Mini-Grants
    • Khrysta Baig, MSPH, RD, LDN, CHES, Worksite Wellness Dietitian, Knox County Health Department
  • Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs
    • Morning Star Child Development Center
    • Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.
    • Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
    • City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department
    • Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
    • Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center
    • City of Knoxville
    • Knoxville Convention Center
  • Networking & Questions

Upcoming Meetings
July – Employee Engagement
September – Getting Active
November – A Well Mind

Benefits Concept

2015 March – Meeting Notes “Wellness Benefits”

March 25th, 2015
Wellness Benefits
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by YMCA of East Tennessee

Save The Date! Upcoming Meetings
April 8th at Bush Brothers – Business Social from 12:00-1:00 pm
May 19th at the Knox County Health Department – Beginning & Rejuvenating Worksite Wellness Programs

18th Annual Health & Productivity Forum on May 5, 2015

ForumWe encourage our members to attend the 18th Annual Health & Productivity Forum on May 5, 2015 at the Knoxville Convention Center. ETWR members can register for free as a guest of HealthCare 21.

The Annual Forum is the largest health benefits conference in the area with over 300 human resource managers, benefit managers, health plan representatives and health care professionals attending from the region’s leading businesses.  Some of this year’s topics include consumer engagement, value-based benefit design, consumer-directed health plans, trends to cut costs and improve quality, private and public health exchanges, specialty pharmacy, depression in the workplace, and pain management through workers’ comp.

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