Healthy County Boot Camp

February 12 - 14, 2020

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

For more information, contact your Wellness Consultant or Amy Lawson at (800) 456-5974.

Join us Feb. 12-14 for Healthy County Boot Camp where wellness industry experts and your peers will share powerful tips, strategies and resources you can use to help county officials and employees lead healthier lives.

Great at-work wellness programs are built with workplace culture in mind. They raise employees up, helping them meet their individual potential and increasing the capabilities of the whole organization. Counties that embrace wellness see increased employee productivity, improved morale and stronger workplace loyalty. A healthier lifestyle translates into lower absenteeism, lower health care costs and fewer workers’ compensation claims.

Reimbursement Information:

TAC HEBP will reimburse the following expenses for attendance of two people per county:

  • Two-night stay at the Renaissance Austin Hotel up to $169 per night for single/double occupancy; and
  • Travel expenses (airline, mileage, cab fare or car rental at airport) up to $300. Mileage will be calculated from the county seat to the conference hotel. Toll fees will not be reimbursed.

Note: There is no reimbursement for meals. Most meals will be provided during the training. Valet parking is not reimbursable.

Contact Allie Kennedy if you are a commissioners court member.

Receipts for lodging and airfare are required.
Only members of TAC’s Health & Employee Benefits Pool are eligible for reimbursement.

Renaissance Austin Hotel (HOTEL FULL)
9712 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759

Please email Megan West to be added to the wait list or to cancel a hotel reservation.

Single/Double rate:  $169
*Rates do not include tax

Self-parking is complimentary at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Conference rate is offered, based on the hotel’s availability, through Jan. 22.  Reservations made after this date are subject to the hotel’s prevailing rate.

OVERFLOW HOTELS

When making a reservation, tell the hotel you would like to be in the TAC Healthy County Boot Camp room block.

Hyatt House (1.7 miles from Renaissance)
10001 N. Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, 78759
(512) 342-8080
Room Rate: $119

TownPlace Suites (1.2 miles from Renaissance)
10024 N. Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, 78759
(512) 231-9360
Room Rate: $125

Wednesday, Feb. 12
3-5 p.m. Registration Open
5-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, Feb. 13
6:30-7 a.m. Fitness Activities
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration Open
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Opening Keynote: Your Health is Your Wealth
Speaker: Dr. Karen Wolfe, President and Owner, Dr. Karen Wolfe, Inc.
With the epidemic escalation of obesity, diabetes, depression and dementia, our health is going the wrong way at a very rapid pace and healthcare costs are rising out of control. The answer is lifestyle changes that work! Dr. Karen presents her 8 keys to optimal health that work!
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. New Solutions to Chronic Condition Management from BCBSTX, Omada and Livongo
Speakers: Jonathan Collander, Strategic Account Manager, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
Sharon Cox, Strategic Account Executive, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas 
Kelsey McNamara, MPH, Clinical Strategy Analyst, Omada Health 
During this session, attendee will be educated in the suite of options available through BlueCross BlueShield of Texas' partnership with the Texas Association of Counties. This includes introducing the new 2020 digital health partners Livongo and Omada.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Need to Know: Coordinator Orientation
Speakers: Stacey Bruington, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
Ashley Cureton, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties 
Shameria Davis, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties 
Biral Patel, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties 
Mark Zollitsch, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties 
During this session, wellness coordinators will learn their roles and responsibilities, share ideas with fellow coordinators in their territory, and discuss the wellness consulting services available to TAC Healthy County members.

Attendees will:
  • Learn about the role and responsibility of a Healthy County Wellness Coordinator; 
  • Learn about the 2020 Healthy County program; and 
  • Identify the new programs, services, and benefits provided by TAC HEBP. 
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Blueprint Sessions (repeating)
During this session, attendees can choose between one of three breakout sessions that will focus on the concepts of: (1) coordinating a health fair and lunch and learn; (2) the importance of wellness incentives; and (3) tips to create a wellness committee. In each breakout session, attendees will learn strategies and skills to implement these concepts on a personal and organizational level.

Designing Successful Wellness Incentives: The Path to a Dynamic Wellness Program
Speaker: Stacey Bruington, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
In this session, we will discuss increasing the overall wellness of county members, reducing health risks and increasing healthy lifestyles through implementing wellness incentives.

Participants in this session will be able to:
  • Understand why implementing wellness incentives is important to maximizing engagement;
  • Identify the preliminary steps necessary to implementing wellness incentives;
  • Understand the integral roles of key players and communicating the incentives to county members; and
  • Understand the path forward and how to build on the foundation of successful wellness incentives.
Wellness Event Floor Plan: How to Coordinate Health Fairs and Lunch and Learns
Speaker: Biral Patel, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
Wellness events allow county employees to receive health screenings and learn how to prevent and manage disease.

Participants in this session will learn how to set a theme for the event, reach out to potential vendors and volunteers, create a schedule and booth layout and promote the event to employees.

Peer Pressure: Discover the Strategic Advantage of a Wellness Committee
Speaker: Mark Zollitsch, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
In this interactive session, we will discover the advantages of a wellness committee, pitfalls to avoid, how to set one up in your county, and learn from fellow wellness coordinators who already have one in place.

Participants in this session will be able to:
  • Identify at least one advantage of a wellness committee; 
  • Identify one pitfall to avoid; and 
  • Take away ideas on how to form a committee in your own county
2:30-2:50 p.m. Walk & Talk Movement Break
During this break, attendees will have a change to network and interactive with fellow attendees. They will discuss various topics and review information from previous sessions while moving and getting active.
2:50-3:50 p.m. Inspiration: What Do Employees Want Anyway?
Speaker: Shameria Davis, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
In this session, we will discuss employee motivation (or the lack thereof) and how to increases motivation in a few different ways. We will venture into what stimulates employees to be the best versions of themselves through engaging in Healthy County programs. Employees want and need supportive management, incentives, learning opportunities and meaningful feedback.
3:50-4:50 p.m. No Straw Houses: Build a Firm Foundation
Speaker: Ashley Cureton, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
During this session attendees will learn the importance of leadership support – how to earn and keep it, strategies to gain sustainable leadership support and court buy-in. We'll also identify successful leadership strategies and learn how to begin creating a culture of health promotion for the county.
4:50-5:20 p.m. Award Presentations
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Activities
Friday, Feb. 14
7-7:30 a.m. Fitness Activities
8:30-noon Registration Open
8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast
9-10 a.m. Blueprint Sessions (repeating)
During this session, attendees can choose between one of three breakout sessions that will focus on the concepts of: (1) coordinating a health fair and lunch and learn; (2) the importance of wellness incentives; and (3) tips to create a wellness committee. In each breakout session, attendees will learn strategies and skills to implement these concepts on a personal and organizational level.

Designing Successful Wellness Incentives: The Path to a Dynamic Wellness Program
Speaker: Stacey Bruington, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
In this session, we will discuss increasing the overall wellness of county members, reducing health risks and increasing healthy lifestyles through implementing wellness incentives.

Participants in this session will be able to:
  • Understand why implementing wellness incentives is important to maximizing engagement;
  • Identify the preliminary steps necessary to implementing wellness incentives;
  • Understand the integral roles of key players and communicating the incentives to county members; and
  • Understand the path forward and how to build on the foundation of successful wellness incentives.
Wellness Event Floor Plan: How to Coordinate Health Fairs and Lunch and Learns
Speaker: Biral Patel, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
Wellness events allow county employees to receive health screenings and learn how to prevent and manage disease.

Participants in this session will learn how to set a theme for the event, reach out to potential vendors and volunteers, create a schedule and booth layout and promote the event to employees.

Peer Pressure: Discover the Strategic Advantage of a Wellness Committee
Speaker: Mark Zollitsch, Wellness Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
In this interactive session, we will discover the advantages of a wellness committee, pitfalls to avoid, how to set one up in your county, and learn from fellow wellness coordinators who already have one in place.

Participants in this session will be able to:
  • Identify at least one advantage of a wellness committee; 
  • Identify one pitfall to avoid; and 
  • Take away ideas on how to form a committee in your own county
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Closing Keynote: 4 Things You Need to be Healthy
Speaker: Bob Moore (BeeFit Bob), Certified Business Development Specialist
Bob's health regimen is simple: eat right, exercise right, sleep tight and shop smart. These four tasks help Bob lose 100 lbs at the age of 70. Bob emphasizes, "There's nothing magic about it. In every living-healthy rule I've ever read, people live longer and don't have diabetes, heart attacks, cancer, and Alzheimer's if they follow those things."
11:15-11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Box Lunch Served

Application has been made for continuing education hours. Please check back for approval updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
Auditors and CPAs Pending
Clerks Pending
Commissioners 8.5
Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR & SPHR) Pending
Purchasing Agents Pending
TCOLE (Law Enforcement) 9
Tax Assessor-Collectors 8.5
Treasurers 8.5

All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by 72 hours prior to training. Please send an email to Megan West or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

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