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St. Lucie HR Association - March Monthly Meeting

March 28, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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PGA Golf Club at PGA Village, Wanamaker Room
1916 Perfect Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Pending Approval for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI Credit

Building a Culture of Health in St. Lucie County

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Presented By: 

Clint Sperber, Administrator / Health Officer

Jennfier Harris, Director of Community Health Promotion

Clint Sperber - Bio Pic       Jennifer Harris - Bio Pic

According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Modifying health risk behaviors, such as tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and excessive tobacco use can help prevent chronic diseases. Changing a health risk behavior can be tough. Communities that collaborate to build a culture of health, where making the healthy choice is the easy choice, make it easier.  Chronic diseases are among the costliest of all health problems and can affect a businesses’ bottom line due to lost productivity and health care costs.   Worksite programs that implement evidence-based strategies can help employees adopt healthier lifestyles, while reducing their risk of developing costly chronic diseases.

Participants will:

  1. Understand value of worksite wellness programs to the overall health of a community.
  2. Learn about the goals in the 2016-2020 Community Health Improvement Plan.
  3. Understand how incorporating initiatives in the Community Health Improvement Plan might enhance their current worksite wellness program.




Clint Sperber, as administrator of the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County since April 2015, is responsible for the oversight and supervision of public health programs. Mr. Sperber administers a $13 million budget and 180 employees in a county with over 292,000 residents. The agency is involved in many community projects such as promoting health were we live, work, learn and play; reducing unintentional injuries, and diagnosing and investigating diseases.

Clint has a long history of involvement with health and medical preparedness. He was chosen as one of two Florida Department of Health employees to represent Florida at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic influenza exercises in March and October 2008. He has served in leadership roles during several declared disaster, is a member of Central Florida’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team (FL-6) and State Medical Assistance Team (SMRT 5). He has also served as a national reviewer for a public health preparedness recognition program, Project Public Health Ready. Clint earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 1994 and completed his Master of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1997.


Jennifer is the Director of Community Health Promotion with the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County. She brings 19 years of public health experience with her to this positon. She manages the local Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which includes initiatives to improve breastfeeding rates, healthy eating, physical activity, and reduce chronic disease. Jennifer engages a diverse set of community stakeholders to support the implementation of the CHIP through the Healthy St. Lucie Coalition. She administers a community-wide campaign, the Billion Steps Challenge, to encourage adults to in St. Lucie County to be more physically activities. Jennifer oversees the local Healthiest Weight program and serves as the employee wellness manager. Additionally, she supervises Safe Kids, an injury prevention program for children, and the local Tobacco Prevention Program.

Prior to this position, Jennifer served as the Statewide Policy Manager with the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. In this role, she developed an employer outreach program to promote the adoption of tobacco free campus policies and employer insurance coverage for tobacco cessation treatments. The program was administered by community-based grants in all 67 counties in Florida. Jennifer developed annual work plan objectives for these grants and developed outreach tools and resources for grantees to use. Jennifer worked with the American Lung Association and Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance to develop a worksite wellness award for employers offering tobacco cessation benefits to their employees.


$25.00 Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 Board and Chairs

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