2022 Call for Presentations

The Midwest Health Promotion Conference Committee is accepting presentation proposals for the 23rd annual Midwest Health Promotion Conference on October 12, 2022. We are searching for the “best of the best” presenters to engage attendees in breakout session presentations and conversations around employee health and wellbeing. Presenting at the Midwest Health Promotion Conference provides an opportunity to share your wellness knowledge, experiences, and ideas, as well as build your professional network.

frustration and shame of mental illness

The Employer’s Role in Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year, yet only 45% of them are receiving treatment. Untreated mental health conditions can have a real impact on business. According to the American Heart Association, untreated depression costs $9,450 per employee per year in lost productivity and absenteeism, and mental illness is the number one cause of worker disability in the U.S. So what’s in the way?

Resiliency Break Toolkit

FREE Resiliency Breaks Toolkit

Resiliency breaks in the workplace are a no-cost initiative to contribute to positive employee morale and emotional wellbeing. Practicing different resiliency techniques on a regular basis is a healthy coping mechanism that can reduce the negative effects of anxiety and stress. Offering a regular time for employees to practice together can help build this habit of self-care. This kit will guide coordinators through implementation considerations and communication.

Minneapolis Fitness Center

The NEED for a Fitness Center

The City of Minneapolis is so excited to include a Fitness Center in their newly constructed Public Service building. The goal when planning for this center was to create a safe, fun, engaging, and vibrant space. The pandemic altered the schedule, but it didn’t change the NEED to make it happen! The committee stayed adamant about creating a space for employees to focus on their health and wellbeing. As of March 2022, the Fitness Center opened its doors and came to life!