Join us for a lively discussion on how to bring prevention to work through workplace wellness programs. Presenters will share innovative strategies and tried and true approaches to solving community health challenges through workplace wellness--including key partnerships in place to advance these efforts and how to support small businesses.

The Web Forum will:

  • Share new workplace wellness survey findings not previously released
  • Highlight workplace wellness efforts happening around the country through the Community Transformation Grant Program
  • Discuss recent innovations from Healthy Worksites Program
  • Feature findings and recommendations on how to implement workplace wellness programs in small businesses, particularly those run by people of color; and
  • Demonstrate how you can apply these findings to your work and efforts and the state and local level.


Rob Autry


Public Opinion Strategies

Alexandria, VA

Rob Autry, Partner of Public Opinion Strategies, has emerged as one of the Republican Party's top political tacticians. Called by The New York Times, "the leading Republican polling company," Public Opinion Strategies has 19 U.S. Senators, six governors, and 71 Members of Congress as clients. In 2010, Rob was a…

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Nancy Bennett, MD, MS

Director, Center for Community Health

Rochester, NY

  • Professor and Associate Vice Presiedent, Medicine and Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, is Director of the Center for Community Health, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Associate Vice President of the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has directed numerous studies and community interventions related to the prevention of communicable and chronic disease. She is…

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Jeremy Cantor, MPH

Program Manager

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Jeremy Cantor is a Program Manager at Prevention Institute. His work focuses on advancing an environmental approach to prevention through projects on community health, land-use and health, and health care reform. Jeremy’s recent projects include the statewide Healthy Places, lead consultant on the Eden Area Livability Initiative, lead author on…

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Jeffrey Levi, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

Jeffrey Levi, PhD, is Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, where his work focuses on the intersection of public health, the health care system and the multi-sector collaborations required to improve health. He has been at GW since…

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Tom Mason


Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Tom Mason combines 35 years’ professional experience at the intersection of media, public policy and marketing. He worked 13 years in and around the United States Senate, beginning as communications director for Senator Rudy Boschwitz, and subsequently serving as chief of staff in the Washington, D.C. offices of multiple U.S.…

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Shawn McIntosh

Project Manager, Community Transformation Grant
Center for Public Health Policy

American Public Health Association

Washington, DC

Shawn McIntosh is the American Public Health Association’s Project Manager, Community Transformation Grant (CTG) in the Center for Public Health Policy Unit. In this position, she is working to increase awareness and use of system and environmental change prevention strategies across various sectors that influence chronic disease risk behaviors. Ms.…

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Carla Saporta, MPH

Health Policy Director, Bridges to Health

Greenlining Institute

Berkeley, CA

Carla Saporta is the health policy director for the Bridges to Health team at Greenlining, focusing on developing a racially equitable framework for increased health care access and the implementation of the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act. Carla also leads efforts to develop public/private partnerships in the health…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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