Our Purpose



The Health Summit is a partnership between the Central Penn Business Group on Health and LiveWell Lancaster. It is designed to bring together the business community and other community partners to promote better health and wellbeing in our community. In 2017, our focus will be on stress and wellbeing – developing better ways to deal with stress to minimize its impact on our health and the health of our community. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a noted science and nature writer, biologist and neuroscientist as well as stress expert.

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Wellness Challenge Grants

As announced at the 2017 Health Summit, LiveWell Lancaster County in partnership with the Central Penn Business Group on Health is offering two (2) Wellness Challenge Grants to organizations interested in either improving the health of the community they serve or their workforce, but lacking in funds to see their ideas into fruition.

The partnership will provide a total of two $2,500 grants to a community organization and to a small employer with less than 75 employees to support community and workplace initiatives to help reduce stress and promote wellbeing.

Collaboration and innovation are encouraged to enhance the impact of programming. We hope that the 2017 Health Summit sparked some creative solutions and we look forward to your stress-busting innovative ideas. To apply, please submit your completed application by July 15, 2017 (11:59 pm deadline). If you have any questions, please email Janeen Maxwell (jmaxwell@fandm.edu). Grant winners will be announce in August. CLICK HERE to complete the application.


2017 Health Summit

May 11, 2017
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 S. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



  • 7:30 a.m.  Registration/Breakfast/Visit with Exhibitors
  • 8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:10 a.m.  Workplace Wellness Awards
  • 8:40 a.m.  Keynote Presentation: Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Science and Nature Writer, Biologist and Neuroscientist and Stress Expert
  • 9:50 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
    *Stephanie Armpriester, Vice President of the Lancaster County Coalition for Smart Growth and Municipal Outreach Coordinator with Lancaster Farmland Trust - Focus on Community Wellbeing
    *Trish Nabors - Director of NewChoices - Focus on Individual Wellbeing
    *Paul Rusch, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Carebridge Corporation
    *Alice Yoder, Director of Community Health at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine - Focus on Mental and Physical Wellbeing
  • 10:40 a.m. Breakout Sessions
    *Employer Strategies for Improving Employee Wellbeing
    *Know and Heal Thy Self
    *Let’s Talk about Mental Health: Practical tools for the workplace
    *Teen Hope: A School-based Depression, Anxiety and Suicide Awareness Program
  • 11:15 a.m. Closing Comments
  • 11:30 a.m. Drawing of Exhibitor Prizes
  • 11:35 a.m. Book Signing by Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Members Lists and Organizations

Presented in Partnership by:

Central Penn BGH Contact information

Diane Hess: dhess@cpbgh.org
Laura Mscisz: lmscisz@cpbgh.org

Live Well Contact information

Berwood Yost: berwood.yost@fandm.edu
Janeen Maxwell: janeen.maxwell@fandm.edu