Elizabeth R. Click, Case Western Reserve University medical director and assistant professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Janetta M. Hammock, diversity program manager in CWRU’s Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and a certified diversity professional, gave the keynote presentation at the Health Enhancement Research Organization’s (HERO) national University Summit, held in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 8–9.
Click and Hammock discussed “Enhancing Community Well-Being through Diversity Dialogue & Wellness Program Collaboration.” The presentation focused on the collaboration between the university’s Sustained Dialogue and wellness programs.
Sustained Dialogue provides opportunities for staff, faculty and students to engage in cross-cultural dialogue. Program survey data shows Sustained Dialogue has produced positive work relationships and increased campus engagement among participants and thus has contributed to their mental, emotional and overall well-being.
HERO is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and sharing workplace health and well-being best practices.