TULSA, OK – [May 17, 2018] – Oklahoma employers, businesses and companies will gather at OU-Tulsa, 4502 East 41 Street, on May 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the 12th annual Make It Your Business Employee Health and Wellness Symposium: Policy Matters.
The conference will help local employers and organizations understand what it takes to create and implement an effective wellness program, how to create a culture of health, and how to inspire and engage their workforce toward behavior change.
City of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum will deliver the keynote address. Bynum was sworn in as the 40th Mayor of Tulsa on December 5, 2016. Prior to his election as Mayor, Bynum served for eight years on the Tulsa City Council. During that time, he was elected as the youngest City Council Chairman in Tulsa history.
Employers of any size are encouraged to register online for the conference at www.tulsa-health.org/miyb or in person at the event. Human resource personnel, employee relations committees, wellness and prevention coordinators, productivity managers and human resource consultants will greatly benefit from attending. Registration includes continental breakfast and catered lunch.
The conference is hosted by the Tulsa Health Department and the TSET Healthy Living Program serving Tulsa County. Sponsors include the Tobacco Free Coalition for Tulsa County, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).
Tulsa Health Department
Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. For more information, please visit www.tulsa-health.org.
TSET Healthy Living Program serving Tulsa County
The TSET Healthy Living Program serving Tulsa county is a grant-funded program which seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity by working with businesses, cities and governments, schools, and community institutions and organizations, to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. The program is funded through a grant by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. For more information visit www.tulsa-health.org.