10 – 11 am
How many times have you heard that the key to maintaining healthy behavior is to use will power and "just say no" to temptation? Time and again, research shows that these willpower-based approaches don't work. Based on the fascinating field of behavioral economics, this presentation will focus on practical strategies employers can use for tweaking the workplace environment to make healthy choices easy and unhealthy choices hard. At the end of the session, you will go back to your worksite with a wealth of new ideas for low-cost, effective, easy ways to guide your employees toward choices that support rather than undermine their health and well-being.
This webinar is for Trust members only.
Kristen Hammerback, Research Scientist, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center
Kristen has worked on a wide range of projects focused on improving the health of employees, with a special emphasis on employees at small, low-wage worksites. Currently Kristen's work focuses on modifying the workplace environment to make healthy choices easier. She has been astonished by the diversity of ways that workplaces can support their employees in leading healthier lives- all at little cost to employers or commitment from employees.
Norma B. Coe, Assistant Professo, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center
Professor Coe is an economist who joined the Health Services faculty in 2013. Her expertise is in the economics of aging, labor and public economics. Her research focus is on how government policies interact with each other and how they influence individual behavior.
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