OHA’s health improvement initiatives team presents at national conference

Posted on: 10/4/19


OHA’s WorkHealthy Hospitals program staff, a grant program of TSET, presented at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Forum in Portland on Sept. 11. The theme of the HERO Forum was “Achieving Well-Being Through Collaboration.” The conference featured interdisciplinary collaborations within organizations and across sectors.

Sydney Tomlinson, OHA’s health improvement initiatives specialist, presented with partners from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and Medical University of South Carolina. OHA and SCHA have been collaborating for more than three years with the shared purpose of better serving hospitals and their communities. The presentation highlighted how they have catalyzed workplace wellbeing through collective efficacy across state lines. The three main objectives of the presentation included:
  1. Describing the key components of a comprehensive, culture-based, workplace wellbeing strategy.
  2. Understanding the importance of engaging a diverse set of collaborative partners to align and combine efforts, pool resources, and maximize impact.
  3. Describing how to scale and replicate the key elements of coordinating a successful collaboration/partnership, at any level, for building a thriving workforce in workplace cultures of wellbeing.
The mission of the WorkHealthy Hospitals (WHH) initiative is to help Oklahoma hospitals create an environment where employees can holistically thrive. Since 2013, WHH has worked with more than 40 hospitals statewide and impacted over 26,000 employees in Oklahoma. For information on how your hospital can be part of WHH, contact Tomlinson at stomlinson@okoha.com or (405) 427-9537.

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