The Triumph of the Meritocracy: A Guide for Health and Wellness

Lewis Fein - in Worksite Wellness

How can we promote corporate wellness without a guide – an accurate and impartial one – that enables us to distinguish between alleged experts and actual ones? How can employers encourage employees to make good health a priority, when there is little or…

Employee stress can effect productivity and absenteeism, making the stress even worse.

5 Strategies to Address Employee Stress in the Workplace

By Yesa Yu - in Mental Health

“The next economic era demands new ways of working that harness human potential. Competitiveness and success in the future economy will require the harnessing of human talent and energy, by supporting all of us to be healthy, resilient, motivated, and engaged…

Looking Good and Feeling Well: The Goshly Approach to Corporate Wellness

Lewis Fein - in Worksite Wellness

Corporate wellness is an improbable ideal –– unless there is an obvious commitment to style. That is, it is hard to encourage people to buy health insurance, or to enroll in an online course about nutrition and fitness; it is hard to improve a worker's…

Crossing the Well-being Chasm: Why we Need a Health Score

by Matt Park - in News & Insights

The Well-being Chasm If we look at “engagement” in  well-being as a journey - from initial engagement, to crossing the chasm, to complete “ownership” of one’s own health, then it would help us understand what needs to happen at different stages…

Wellness Programs and Eating Disorders: A Potentially Lethal Combination

Imagine if you were a recovering alcoholic. You hadn’t taken a drink in quite some time, attended AA meetings conscientiously, and were getting on with your life. Then your employer had a drinking contest and told you that you weren’t drinking enough.…

SAVE THE DATE: Healthcare Revolution Moves to Orlando Oct. 28 – 30, 2018

1. Think Tanks & Brain Exchanges That Harness Meaningful Discussion Healthcare Revolution’s Think Tanks and Brain Exchanges (formally known as forums) encourage attendees to put aside their differences and work together as a group to discuss the obstacles…

Direct to Consumer Tests: Risks, Benefits, and Regulatory Requirements

By: Varsha Meghnani, PhD - in Others

Today, consumers are getting more health-conscious and are willing to be more involved in decision making and managing their healthcare. Therefore, direct to consumer tests (DTCs) are gaining popularity among consumers and healthcare providers. Over the past…

Why Health Screening Programs Fail and What Employers Can Do About It

By Pete Desai - in Worksite Wellness

Employer-sponsored health insurance plans cover more than half of the country’s non-elderly population, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation in its 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey. This reflects a significant expense and investment in the health, wellness,…

5 Ways Your Culture Can Support Well-Being and Engagement

by Henry Albrecht - in Worksite Wellness

Company culture tells people what’s acceptable — it’s traditionally seen as the beliefs, norms and behaviors that show people “how things are done here.” In order for culture to flourish, it needs to visibly (and authentically) demonstrate support…

Genetic Testing as an Employee Benefit: Accuracy and Predictability

By Dr. Phil Smalley MD FRCPC – November 6, 2017 - in Genomics

Summary Genetic testing is accurate in accredited labs False positive and false negative results can still occur Predictability of a genetic mutation or variant varies significantly depending on the disease and other factors The same genetic mutation can lead…

Corporate Wellness and Community: WeRoomies and Better Workplace Morale and Productivity

Lewis Fein - in Focused

Few things are more stressful for workers than moving. Relocating to a new city, or a city that is new to this man or that woman, is often an emotional challenge and a financial difficulty; forcing a person to find housing – to find affordable housing –…

To Serve Life by Saving Lives: An Initiative for Health and Wellness

Paula Patel - in Others

If companies want to further the cause of corporate wellness, they should start by ensuring the health – and lives – of communities at home and abroad. They should contribute to or partner with an organization that provides life support training to people…