Online Instruction Benefits

In the interest of Public Health, the WHEN Annual Meeting will be offered through internet-based technology. You will collaborate and engage—in real
time—with presenters and participants to learn, explore, and share.

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Live/synchronous video instruction
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • Virtually interact with a diverse participant group
Important Online Announcement

Due to the continuing influence of COVID-19, University policy and procedures, and our strong commitment to the health and well-being of our program participants, staff, and teaching professionals, the 2020 WHEN Annual Meeting will be held online. We do look forward to continuing to offer you the finest, most meaningful continuing education experiences in the safest manner possible.

2020 WHEN Annual Meeting 
September 22, 2020 | 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Central Time
The Glass More Than Half Full: 
Advancing Proven Protective Factors for Healthy Living

Learning objectives, participants will:

  • Summarize key findings from health psychology on the protective factors of mindfulness, sleep and social connection
  • Challenge contemporary cultural barriers to living mindfully
  • Identify several practices to help develop the habit of mindfulness
  • Appreciate the opportunities for, and challenges to, incorporating proven protective factors into routine clinical and health promotional practice
  • Recognize screening tools available for clinicians and others for evaluating risk factors for individuals across the age spectrum
  • Implement protective factors for patients, communities and ourselves
  • Explore the intersection of risk factors with protective factors—and the impact understanding and investing in protective factors can have on known risk factors
  • Discuss the public health system's collective capacity and role in promoting protective factors and assuring all people can be healthy
  • Discover the commitment of servant leaders to the common good
  • Relate to the characteristics and benefits of a healthy and hopeful community
  • Identify practical examples of servant-led organizations and communities in promoting the health and well-being of their community members
  • Network with colleagues and new contacts throughout the 34th Annual Meeting
  • Recognize those receiving the 2020 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award



For questions about the program: Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, 608.785.8163 or ggilmore@uwlax.edu.

For questions regarding registration: Extended Learning, 608.785.6500 or toll-free 1.866.895.9233 or ex@uwlax.edu.