Chapter Meeting/Event Information

Lunch & Learn

June 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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PA Med Center
777 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Presenter:  Leslie B. Howell, CHCP

Leslie joined the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the third largest state medical society in the US, in 2002 as a meeting manager, assisting regional, state, and national associations with the planning and implementation of their scientific meetings. During her 15-year tenure, she has held the positions of Associate Director, CME, and Director of Educational Services, directing the Society’s strategy and implementation of CME programs and operations, and overseeing the development of educational conferences, products, and services for physicians.

Ms. Howell holds a BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University, St. David’s, PA. The CHCP credential was conferred to her in 2011 and she is certified through September 2019.

 Summary of Presentation:

Type 2 Diabetes has become a national epidemic, affecting 1 out of every 10 people or 30.3 million people. Almost three times as many people have prediabetes and are not aware of it or their increased risk for developing Diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is an initiative to increase screening, testing and action in populations with prediabetes risk factors to reverse risk factors and prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. This information is applicable to all HR professionals because this disease significantly affects employers’ bottom line – in direct medial costs and the impact on employee health and lost productivity.

 This session is an overview of the CDC-approved lifestyle change program which focused on increased physical activity, healthy eating, stress management and behavioral modifications and could be offered via a workplace wellness program or potentially covered as a benefit of a medical plan. We would like to share stats through a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate website resources available for employers.

 This program has been approved by SHRM and HRCI for 1.5 General recertification credits.

Lunch will be provided for those registering prior to June 14.




$0.00 Member

$20.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Student