Executive Director Boulder Crest Foundation Bluemont, Virginia
Description: Learn about the evidence-based approach to addressing health promotion for First Responders at the organizational level, through incorporation of a Health and Wellness Coalition. This presentation will describe the coalition, key priorities, and potential outcomes for the first responder population.
The socio-ecological model of health and behavior change identifies different levels of intervention in which to influence health. These include the individual; the family, unit, or group; the organization and community; and federal and national levels. A First Responder and Frontline Healthcare Worker, Health and Wellness Program adopted the evidence-based approach to addressing health promotion at the organizational level, through incorporation of a Health and Wellness Coalition. This presentation will describe the coalition, key priorities, and potential outcomes for the first responder and healthcare population.
Since it’s creation in 2020, the coalition has collected needs assessment data across the population to identify critical health and wellness priorities; develop strategic objectives; and drive towards action through technical solutions; strategic partnerships, and collaborative endeavors with research and practice.
This presentation will describe the strategic framework for a health and wellness coalition; describe the process utilized to drive consensus and action; and present examples of the outcomes from the strategic plan to date.
Attendees will learn about the theoretical framework of the Health and Wellness Coalition
Attendees will be able to identify the key priorities established with the First Responder Needs Assessment for which the coalition has taken action
Attendees will be to describe how a public health framework can improve the health and wellness of first responders and frontline healthcare workers