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Catskill Regional Medical Center Supports Sullivan Wellness Coordinator Training to Improve Worksite Health

Catskill Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the upcoming Sullivan Wellness Coordinator Training being held on Friday, April 7 at 5 New Hope Community Drive located in Loch Sheldrake, NY. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sullivan Wellness Coordination Training event

This one-day training is a collaborative effort among Catskill Regional Medical Center and the American Heart Association, Cancer Services Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York, Health Link, Sullivan County Public Health and Sullivan 180. These organizations have teamed up to provide a comprehensive day of education, information and inspiration to all participants who wish to provide worksite wellness programs and support to their business, school or organization in Sullivan County.

Sullivan County was once again the second unhealthiest county in New York State as per the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings released on Wednesday, March 29, making the need for this type of training that much greater.

The partners working on the upcoming Wellness Coordinator training are dedicated to creating a community that actively embraces healthy living by promoting wellness and influencing policy change. By working together, the organizations are utilizing a Collective Impact Model – a best practice for solving complex, pressing social issues such as the ones facing Sullivan County.

This training will feature speakers from state and local offices that specialize in advocacy, stakeholder engagement, wellness committee development, health policy implementation and turn-key worksite wellness programs. The training will include three Sullivan County success stories and the afternoon highlight will be an energetic speed networking session with approximately six of our county’s worksite wellness programs that are ready to assist local businesses and schools in creating a culture of health. The training will conclude with a commitment exercise and a very exciting challenge being offered up to all in attendance.

“Sullivan County can thrive as a hub of business growth and opportunity but that’s only possible with a healthy workforce. The Wellness Coordinator Training will help schools, businesses and nonprofits across the county, create a culture of health for all who live, work and play in Sullivan,” said Director of Community Health for Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Amanda Langseder.

“The Wellness Coordinator Training will allow our partners and businesses to bring the opportunity for worksite wellness back to their own staff and colleagues. This is an excellent way to begin to focus on health one person at a time,” said Executive Director, Sullivan Renaissance, Denise Frangipane.

“A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Sullivan County’s leaders are committed to taking steps to improve the health and well-being of its employees and county residents,” said Sullivan County Public Health Director, Nancy McGraw.

Pre-registration for the training is required. Registration is $10 to cover the cost of a healthy lunch. For more information, or to register, call Cornell University Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 845-292-6180 or email sullivan@cornell.edu. To register online, visit www.sullivancce.org.

March 29, 2017 – Harris, N.Y.