Puget Sound Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds - Archived Presentations

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Employer-based Health Promotion Programs: What Works and Why
Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA
Presented Thursday, March 13, 2008

Disclosure: This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACOEM. This speaker has no significant financial interest or other relationship with any commercial products mentioned in this presentation.

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This presentation has been approved by the ACOEM for CME credit until December 31, 2009. 
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Learning Objectives:

  • Present the theoretical basis of behavior change for health promotion
  • Explain the role of population-based social marketing strategies
  • Desicribe the essential components of existing employer-based models
  • Evaluate evidence for success and indentify opportunities for improvement

Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor, Department of Health Services
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


Jeffrey Harris is Director of the UW Health Promotion Research Center, established in 1986, and of the Health Marketing Research Center, established in 2006. He moved to the UW after a 20-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His research focuses on healthy aging, community-based prevention of chronic diseases, and dissemination and adoption of best practices. His research methods include epidemiology, evaluation, and systematic review. See his UW bio here.


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and NAOEM.  The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.