The Madison County Health Department and partners hosted its first Annual Healthy Workforce Business Conference in Hamilton, NY. The event engaged over 75 participants representing the private sector, government, non-profits, and educational institutions. The event also featured 10 speakers that spoke about opportunities for advancing worker safety, health and well-being.

The conference introduced to local businesses and organizations the concept of Total Worker Health® and thinking about worker health in different ways that make good business sense and values the employee.

The conference provided a day of networking, excellent information, and resources.  Ideas shared during the day addressed leadership, well-being, and safety, and the importance of employee participation. One participant said the best part of the conference was learning ways to make our employees a priority.

Conference photos and presentations are available on the Madison County Health Department website at

For upcoming webinars, trainings, and events including the next Annual Conference on improving worker health in Madison County, visit