Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 14, 2024


Start Date: 2/14/2024 7:45 AM EST
End Date: 2/14/2024 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Westwood Country Club

800 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA  United States  22180

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Email: staff@hralliancedc.org
Phone: (703) 433-9576

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Arrive early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, will discuss the important role that HR professionals have in cultivating a culture of health in our workplaces. Workforce illness costs businesses hundreds of billions of dollars each year; a number likely to grow post pandemic with increasing numbers of people experiencing mental illness such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorder. While it may be tempting to revamp employer wellness programs to combat these costs, evidence shows that these programs – however well-intended – cannot address the root causes of employees’ illnesses. Specifically, Dr. Castrucci will discuss the intersection of an employee’s workplace with their community and how this intersection impacts employee health and wellbeing. He will discuss how healthy communities positively impact business, and how HR professionals can be at the forefront of co-creating workplaces that support a healthy society, and a society enabling everyone to thrive.

  • Describe the role of policy in promoting worker health
  • Identify community-based strategies that HR professionals can explore to improve employee health
  • Discuss the critical role that HR professionals have in advancing the idea that community health is the new workplace wellness

Speaker: Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH

Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, is an epidemiologist, public health practitioner, and president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. With the help of a strong team, Brian has built the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. Under his leadership, the Foundation is driving change to improve population health, foster collaboration between public health and other sectors, prioritize the importance of communications, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. CityHealth, the BUILD Health Challenge, the Public Health Communications Collaborative, Health Action Alliance, and the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey are among the projects he has helped to create while at the Foundation.

Prior to joining de Beaumont, Brian worked for a decade as an applied epidemiologist and held leadership positions at the Georgia Department of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Philadelphia Department of Health.

Brian is a sought-after resource on public health contributing his expertise through interviews and editorials published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Associated Press, and Politico among others. He also has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News, and several local television affiliates. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed publications cited more than 3,500 times and has co-edited six books on topics that include primary care and public health partnerships, public policy and public health, and health communications.

Brian holds a doctorate in public health leadership from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from North Carolina State University.

Professional Development:
HR Certification Institute's® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that HR Alliance DC meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.  This program has been awarded 1.50 HR (General) credits.

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Pricing for this Program:
  • Members:
    • Individual and Organizational Members - Free; Guests - $40
    • Annual Sponsors - Free; Guests - $40
  • Org. Member Substitutes - Free (promo code must be entered)
  • Public - $60

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/12/2024 4:00 PM

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