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Healthy Competition in the Workplace: Taking the Team Approach to Wellness, Audio Conference on CD-ROM
Healthy Competition in the Workplace: Taking the Team Approach to Wellness, Audio Conference on CD-ROM
Healthy Competition in the Workplace: Taking the Team Approach to Wellness, Audio Conference on CD-ROM
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Healthy Competition in the Workplace: Taking the Team Approach to Wellness, a November 15, 2005 audio conference on CD-ROM, examines how workplace wellness programs are using competition between employees and departments to drive participation and results in wellness programs.

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Playing off the natural competition between departments and employees at workplaces across the nation, many companies are setting up team competitions to promote healthy lifestyles.

During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, your expert panel of speakers, David Chenoweth, president, Chenoweth & Associates Inc. Margaret Frucci, human resource manager, Ocean Medical Center, part of Meridian Health System and Aaron Hardy, wellness coordinator, Washoe County School District, provide inside details on how team competitions can spark interest in wellness programs and the end results they can have on improving the health of employees.

You will get details on:

  • Selling the team competition approach to management;
  • Getting departments to buy into the team competition;
  • Structuring the competition program; and
  • Analyzing the results of team competition programs.

Special Bonus! Order your copy of Healthy Competition in the Workplace: Taking the Team Approach to Wellness today and get a special bonus CD on Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield's Step Up Program. On this special bonus CD, Jill Graziano, director of health promotion at Excellus describes how its web-based walking program is encouraging people to improve their health through small simple steps and the impact the program has had on its employer populations.

You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings Ė no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Itís so convenient! Invite your staff members to listen in.

Listen to some comments from our expert presenters:

David Chenoweth, president, Chenoweth & Associates Inc., shares his thoughts on why team approaches to wellness are effective in the workplace.


CEOs, medical directors, wellness professionals, human resources executives, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, wellness educators, health coordinators, risk managers, fitness center managers, health promotion directors, wellness coordinators, health educators, staff educators, employee assistance professionals, plant managers, exercise specialists, employee health services managers, employee health nurse managers, occupational health directors, health systems administrators, disability managers, corporate fitness managers, managed care executives, nurse managers, employee relations administrators and consultants, business development and strategic planning directors.


David Chenoweth, Ph.D., FAWHP

In 1979, David Chenoweth created Chenoweth & Associates, Inc., a worksite health and productivity management consulting firm with subspecialties in econometric data analysis and program evaluation.

One of the driving forces behind the firm stems from his dissertation on prospective medicine and health risk appraisal (HRA). Using principles from various fields economics, health education, epidemiology, and risk management Chenoweth developed the analytical tool known as Proportionate Risk Factor Cost Appraisal (PRFCA). The PRFCA calculates the financial cost of population-specific risk factors in an organizational and/or community setting.

In addition, Chenoweth & Associates provides other customized econometric analyses including break-even analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, forecasting, and benefit-cost appraisal.

In April 2005, Chenoweth & Associates served as the primary author of the recently-conducted cost analysis of obesity and physical inactivity in the State of California; this topline report is available at

Earlier this year, Chenoweth served as the chief econometric analyst in creating the well-publicized physical inactivity cost calc tool for the Leadership for Active Living - a project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The cost calc is available at

In 2003, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts retained the firm to conduct an economic cost analysis of eight major risk factors; earlier in the year, the State of Michigan hired the firm to conduct an economic cost analysis of physical inactivity.

Margaret Frucci

Margaret Frucci is the human resource manager at Ocean Medical Center, part of Meridian Health System.

Frucci has brought many creative and innovative programs to the employees at Ocean Medical Center including Commit to Get Fit, Fit to Win and, has run many successful events.

In 1984 Frucci joined Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as a technical recruiter. In 1986 Frucci began her career at Meridian as a professional recruiter for Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. She was quickly promoted to nurse recruiter and then again as manager of employment.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center merged with two other hospitals in 1997 and became Meridian Health System.

Frucci graduated from Caldwell College, New Jersey, with a Bachelorís Degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology. Frucci has been nationally certified as a senior professional in human resources since 1996 and is also a certified facilitator for Coaching for Performance, 360 Degree Feedback and Root Learning.

Aaron M. Hardy

Aaron M. Hardy is the wellness coordinator for the Washoe County School District. The program he currently coordinates has received numerous national recognitions including exposure at the first and second Steps to a HealthierUS Summits in 2003 and 2004 and the 2001 Outstanding Program of the Year Award from the Public Risk Management Association.

Hardy began his wellness career in 1993 by losing over 100 lbs of unhealthy weight through proper nutrition and physical activity. He now is the president and founder of Integrated Health & Wellness, which provides organizations with bimonthly or quarterly online behavior change programs and methods to secure funding for wellness efforts.

Hardy earned a Bachelor's Degree in physical Education at Brigham Young University in 1997 and went on to receive his Masterís in Health Promotion in 2000.

Publication Date: November 15, 2005
Number of Pages: 90 minutes of audio on CD-ROM
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