Welcome to Healthier Federal Workers 2014



Join more than 200 of your colleagues from over 50 Federal Agencies at the only health, safety and well-being conference dedicated to the Federal workforce.  Building upon successful conferences in 2011 and 2012, this event promises to be more informative, more impactful and more engaging than ever before.


When?  October 8-10, 2014


Where?  The healthy and historic campus of the National Institutes of Health at the Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, Just minutes from downtown Washington, DC.  The NIH campus is conveniently located on the DC Metro public transportation system.


The conference will address the diverse health challenges and opportunities facing Federal workers.  It explores the latest developments in workplace safety, well-being, family and community health, physical activity, nutrition, engagement, health supervision, work-life balance and many, many other timely topics. The meeting will highlight evidence-based prevention science from the nation’s health experts and give you valuable skills, guidance, plans and tools that you can put into practice right away!


Who Should Attend?
•    Health and safety officials
•    Occupational health physicians, nurses and mid-level providers
•    EAP, mental health and substance abuse prevention professionals
•    Human resources, benefits, workforce relations and related professionals
•    Disability, EEO, reasonable accommodations, diversity and conflict management professionals
•    All Work/Life professionals and staff members
•    Public health, population health and related professionals
•    Health and fitness specialists, health coaches and counselors
•    Security and preparedness professionals
•    Project officers and contracting/procurement specialists with health, safety and well-being portfolios
•    All persons with responsibilities related to the safety, well-being and health of Federal workers


How Will My Agency Benefit?  Healthier Federal Workers 2014 will help your own Agency meet its vital mission.  Past attendees report that these meetings can help you:

•    Improve the health, safety and well-being of your workers
•    Enhance the performance of your Agency’s mission and better serve our Nation’s citizens
•    Grow health opportunities for your agency, your partners and constituents
•    Create safer working conditions in your Agency
•    Improve the productivity and collaborations within and among your team
•    Build your own health knowledge and create your own personal health strategy
•    Reduce your Agency’s healthcare spending, disability claims and workers’ compensation costs
•    Strengthen your workers’ preparedness, security and resilience


New for 2014 – Lower cost registration!  Post-conference course offered to all attendees free of additional charge!


What will I learn? More than 25 leading national experts will share the latest in-depth science and practice on better workplace health, safety and well-being.  From four jam—packed plenary sessions, to two-break-out tracks and 5 post-conference courses, you’ll chart your own learning based upon your own needs and challenges.

Here’s the tentative agenda!  Check back often for updates and additional speaker confirmations and bios.


This meeting is brought to you by the following Federal partners:

•    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
•    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
•    The National Institutes of Health
•    The US Department of Health and Human Services
•    The US Office of Personnel Management
•    The Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration
•    Federal Occupational Health
•    The Department of the Army

Healthier Federal Workers 2014 = Healthier Food Options and Great Well-being Activities!
If you’ve attended past events, you know that our meetings are more than just conferences!  They’re lively demonstrations of all things healthy, wholesome and good-for-you!  You will live all aspects of better health out loud and in-person!  We’ll stay active throughout and provide many opportunities for you to try new events and participate in demonstrations.  You’ll eat well too!  Fresh, creative food will be available for purchase.  Just take a look at these sample menus!


We’ll inspire you to become a better you and to lead others to greater health!


Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.