"This is a great chance to learn how to make an employee wellness program work for your workplace," SEARHC Health Educator Doug Osborne said.
"As one of the co-sponsors and a Well Workplace University participant last year, Sitka Community Hospital has made great strides toward creating a healthier workplace environment," said Jennifer Spriggel, manager of Sitka Community Hospital's Mountainside Family Health Care.
During the training, Sitka worksites that took part in the Sitka Employee Wellness Coalition this past year will share their insights and experiences. This past year, eight Sitka worksites received grants ranging from $800 to $2,400 from the Steps to a Healthier SE Alaska program to further their employee wellness efforts.
The training costs $20 per person, which includes a lunch from the Galley Deli. Pay for one registration and a second person from the same worksite will get in free (to encourage the creation of employee wellness teams). In conjunction with Thursday's training, there will be a separate "Partnering for Well Worksites" event that takes place from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 28, at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Friday's event is designed to help employers learn how to work with their insurance representatives to support their employee wellness efforts.For more information on the "Working Well in Alaska" training on Thursday, call Doug Osborne at 966-8734, Bradelle Padon at 364-4404, or Jennifer Spriggel at 747-0313.