Melissa Warren joined CCA’s DC office in 2007 and has quickly advanced to project and account management roles, coordinating daily public affairs and communications projects for a variety of healthcare clients. Her work includes communications support and project management for the STOP Obesity Alliance, a coalition united to drive innovative and practical strategies to combat obesity, and the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes, a project of the Merck Company Foundation, where she facilitates the planning and execution of major projects including national survey releases, policy documents and thought leader summits. Melissa also drives strategic media efforts for numerous high-level healthcare campaigns and has experience in coordinating high-profile events, website development, social media campaigns and report production for clients including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. Melisa is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a BA in public relations from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and political science.
June 5, 2012
Categories: Workplace Wellness
We all know how important it is to make every day as healthy as possible. But let’s face it – it’s hard work! From planning menus, to fitting in exercise and scheduling regular doctor visits, it can get overwhelming, especially for working adults. Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work, making it hard to fit in these necessary “good for you” tasks. At the same time, employers are increasingly aware of these challenges and have seen how they impact our efforts to create a healthy workforce. It’s the promise of creating a healthy workforce that underpins why 130 employers across the country have signed up to support National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM), an initiative that takes place annually in June and is aimed at finding ways to promote good health at work. Encouraging healthy behavior is more important than ever as workers spend more time at work and more time on the road getting to and from work. The more time we spend commuting, the more likely we are to weigh more and have higher blood pressure. And, an unhealthy workforce is less productive and has higher medical expenses. For example, medical expenses are 42Continue Reading