HH@WA Announces 1st Hawai'i Wellness Leaders Conference

HH@WA Hawaii Wellness Leaders Conference

Honolulu, HI (Sept. 28, 2016) – Resilience is the ability to rebound after a setback or failure – and it might just be the single most important characteristic of a productive employee.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance’s First Annual Hawai‘i Wellness Leaders Conference will feature David Hunnicutt, PhD, who will outline the latest research in resilience and illustrate how to create a culture of resilience in the workplace to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  

The keynote—entitled “The Resilience Dividend: Creating a Culture of Performance, Achievement and Well-Being”—will be delivered by Dr. Hunnicutt during the 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. conference at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. Complimentary breakfast will be offered in addition to a skill-building workshop and a wellness expo.

Dr. Hunnicutt has shared his research and ideas with leaders from a wide range of organizations including General Motors and Stanford University. He served as the president of the national non-profit Wellness Council of America for two decades.

In his keynote address, Dr. Hunnicutt will cover:

  • Resilience Clarified: What resilience really means and why it’s essential to creating a culture of performance, achievement and happiness.
  • Resilience Personified: The tangible benefits of resilience and how it creates competitive advantage and impacts the bottom line.
  • Resilience Declassified: The three specific keys to building resilient people and organizations and the significant outcomes one can expect to experience.

Register by Oct. 11 by visiting hhawa.com/events. Up to three representatives per company are invited to attend.

“In addition to striving to meet workplace expectations, employees bring with them all the stressors of their personal lives,” explains Howard Lee, president and CEO of UHA Health Insurance. “At the inaugural conference, we hope to give employers and managers key tools and tactics that can be directly applied to help employees learn to be more resilient to lead fuller, more balanced lives.”

For more information, contact the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance at workwell@hhawa.com or 532.2156. 

About Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance (HH@WA)

In 2013, UHA started the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance, a first-of-its-kind organization and grass-roots movement bringing together Hawaii's employers to build effective workplace wellness practices. This collaborative partnership seeks to create and improve employee well-being through workplace wellness, a recognized factor in impacting the overall productivity and success of an organization.  In three years, HH@WA has grown to over 350 like-minded organizations of all sizes and industries that are committed to learning how to build effective worksite wellness programs and methods that lead to sustainable lifestyle changes for employees. HH@WA provides a framework for organizations to learn, network, problem-solve and share effective workplace wellness solutions.  For more information on HH@WA, visit hhawa.com or follow @hhawalliance on Twitter.

About UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance)

UHA was founded as University Health Alliance in 1996 by a group of physician faculty at University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. UHA provides medical, drug and vision plans to more than 4,700 Hawai‘i employer groups and over 56,000 members, and has the largest physician and provider network in Hawai‘i. As the only Hawai‘i health plan founded by physicians, it was the first to offer preventive and wellness care focused health plans in the state, and now offers wellness consulting services. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of patients and medical providers, UHA received accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC, the independent non-profit that promotes healthcare quality.

For information, visit uhahealth.com or follow @uhahealth on Twitter.

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