Events Calendar

Health Links™ Annual Event Workshops

| 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Understanding Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention
9:30 am - 10:40 pm

Participants will recognize how to create a mentally health workplace while learning how to best address workplace stress and mental health concerns. We will review common warning signs, barrier to services, and protective factors and learn to understand best practices in communication, referrals and ongoing support. In this workshop, we will also review the issues in our communities regarding suicide and recognize warning signs while learning the best way we can support and refer someone we are concerned about.


  • Alexandra Yannacone, MA, Director of Education and Community Programs, The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center

Leadership Tips for Fostering Wellbeing at Work
9:30 am - 10:40 pm

From small businesses in Colorado to large agrobusinesses in Central America, Dr. Lee Newman has provided leadership consultation to business owners, executives, senior managers, benefits and HR professionals, occupational health and safety professionals, and public health professionals in public and private organizations across all industries. During this workshop, you will learn about the critical leadership skills needed to foster a culture that supports employee well-being at work. You will come away with a plan for how to tackle well-being issues specific to your workplace using these leadership skills.


  • Lee Newman, MD, MA, CU Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment

Preventing and Coping with Burnout
10:50 am - 12:00 pm

This 70-minute interactive workshop will define what burnout is, strategies for both preventing and coping with burnout, and overcoming challenges in the workplace to facilitate worker health and well-being.


  • Gwenith G. Fisher, PhD, Associate Professor, I/O Program Coordinator and Director, Occupational Health Psychology Concentration
  • Rebecca Clancy, MS
  • Adelyn Shimizu, MS

Safety and Health for Non-safety Professionals
Time: 10:50 am - 12:00 pm

This session will introduce non-safety professionals to some of the key elements of developing a basic safety program and culture within an organization that may not have the resource of a full time safety professional. We will talk about the top five things that can be done to get started on a safe workplace journey, including life safety, how to develop a plan, ergonomic concerns and cost containment initiatives.


  • Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS, Executive Director, Colorado Safety Association
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