Workplace Wellness Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Many workplaces offer programs for employees to support behavior change to improve their health and reduce associated health risks. Typical employee wellness activities include health fairs, health education, medical screenings, health coaching, weight management, wellness newsletters, and onsite fitness programs and/or facilities.
The featured Innovations describe workplace programs that address two common employee health problems—diabetes and substance abuse.
The featured QualityTools provide practical tools for employers to address overweight and obesity in the workplace and create a tobacco-free workplace.
Also in This Issue:
- 24-Hour, Bilingual Nurse Line Provides Advice and Interpreter Services for Plan Members, Leading to Wiser Decisions and Cost Savings
- Patient Flow Improvements Eliminate Ambulance Diversions and Reduce Waiting Times for Inpatient Beds
- Primary Care Physician and Health Coach Teams Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Complex Patients
- Hospital Posts Appropriate Diet for Patient on Room Door, Reducing Diet-Related Mistakes and Nursing Interruptions
- Weekly Parent and Child Sessions Focused on Mealtime Behaviors Increase Caloric Intake and Weight Gain in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
- Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease