Health Promotion Programs Manager, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Katie O’Connor is the Health Promotion Programs Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In her role she administers the Healthy Hospital program, implementing interventions and policies that address interrelated conditions that influence health. Program efforts are aimed at developing an environment and culture that positively supports the whole health of patients, families, visitors and team members. In addition, Katie oversees the Employee Wellness program for 7,800 employees or 10,000 team members. Katie has worked for Children’s for the 10-years, completing her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Colorado in 2013.
Through purchasing, policy, and partnerships, hospitals are embracing their role as anchor institutions and applying their social and economic influence and intellectual resources to better the long-term public and environmental health of their communities. Rooted in place, hospitals hold significant real estate investments and social capital that, when coupled with their purchasing power and position […]