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Division of Human Resources: Upcoming HR Programs
September 19, 2006, Volume 53, No. 4

Breathing Easy Health Promotion Series

Penn’s health trend reports show that our faculty and staff, and their family members, are requiring increased medical care for respiratory illness. To help you and your family avoid the complications of this critical health issue, we’ve developed a “Breathing Easy” series of free, monthly lunchtime presentations. Join us to view topical videos provided by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and learn from medical specialists from UPHS. 

Pre-register today to start on the path for a healthier you. Go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.asp to pre-register and find more details, including location information.  Questions?  Contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or fitzpatl@hr.upenn.edu.

Each presentation will run from noon to 1 p.m. as follows:

Wednesday, September 27: Coping with Allergies; IBC video and Q&A led by Marie Whitehead, senior clinical practice nurse, Penn Lung Center.

Wednesday, October 11: Is It a Cold? The Flu? Do I Need Antibiotics? Marie Whitehead, senior clinical practice nurse, Penn Lung Center.

Wednesday, November 8: Winning the Battle with Asthma; IBC video and Q&A led by Marie Whitehead, senior clinical practice nurse, Penn Lung Center.

Wednesday, December 6: Helping Your Kids Manage Asthma and Allergies; IBC video and Q&A led by a health professional.

Work-Life Balance Workshops

Dealing with the demands of work and personal life can be challenging. That’s why we offer a variety of free workshops led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Work & Family Benefit provider, Penn Behavioral Health, to offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. For more information and/or to pre-register, visit the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/workshop.asp or call (215) 573-2471.

Thursday, September 28: Assertive Communication; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (optional question and answer period12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.); Communication when done effectively is an “art form.” Assertive communication is at the high end of the information-sharing continuum as it focuses on what is ultimately best for the speaker. This workshop teaches the skills of this art.

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