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Walk to Wellness
Each spring, Amgen organizes a global walking competition called Walk to Wellness in which complimentary pedometers are provided to all participants. To keep staff motivated throughout the eight weeks, each participating site is encouraged to create a walking map for their site and to hold weekly group walks. For example, at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California,...Read More
Physical Activity Opportunities at Work
RTI International has created a work environment that demonstrates to staff the value of physical activity, not only at work, but in everyday life. The main campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home to a softball field, basketball court, disk-golf course, an onsite fitness center, as well as a 1 .67 mile trail around the perimeter of campus. The...Read More
Amgen’s wellness team provides ongoing Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) as a preventative measure for musculoskeletal issues. The FMS is a series of 7 movements and 3 pain clearing tests designed to create awareness of movement restrictions and objectively quantify the individual’s movement quality. The screen looks at the integration of 3 movement factors;...Read More
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Route 66
The health and wellness initiative at AlphaMed Press focuses on fostering increased physical activity and sharing information on healthier diet options in a supportive and interactive team environment. Physical activity, like walking, can improve health and fitness by helping lose body fat and helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis...Read More
LiDestri Foods, inc.
Tips for Sitting Less
Take a Walk break every time you get up to get coffee or water.
Take your business calls standing up!
Walk to a co-workers desk instead of emailin or calling them.
Take the stairs whenever you can.
Park farther away from your destination
Set an alarm on...Read More
Work | Life Center
SAS’ corporate culture and benefits package tie in perfectly with the Five Pillars. The Recreation & Fitness Center offers an abundance of exercise and wellness programs. The Work/Life Center helps employees balance busy personal and professional lives. With unrestricted access to preventive services at the Health Care Center and a medical plan that pays 100 percent for...Read More
Baylor Scott & White Health
In 2010 a committee was established to provide guidance and suggestions for the wellness program. The objective was to remove a majority of fried items with a few exceptions, start a grab & go program, add a healthy grill menu, and focus all new promotions towards a healthy lifestyle. The committee started the process by introducing small changes in phases.
Smoking Cessation Coaches
In addition to being a smoke free campus RWJBH is Partnering with American Lung association in training 16 people within our organization to become smoking cessation coaches for our employees. These employees will be able to help their colleagues with the behavior changes needed to quit through the Freedom From Smoking program. This 8 week program provides...Read More
BHealthy Health Coaching
Who they are
- Certified expert RedBrick Health Coaches help employees set goals and take small, effective steps to success
- Additional credentials in Exercise Physiology, Dietetics and Fitness with experience in corporate wellness
What they do…
- Refer employees to Horizon’s primary nurse case management...
BHealthy and Beth Challenge
12 Week Wellness and healthy weight challenge offered free of charge to help employees increase their activity level and make better choices in the food they eat. Offered free of charge 3 times a year and focuses on healthy weight and lifestyle. The program offers support and lifestyle behavior education for healthy behaviors and prizes are awarded for goals met. ...Read More
University of North Dakota
Zen in 10
The University of North Dakota (UND) was the first university to become accredited by the CEO Cancer Gold Standard. The vision is to have healthy, thriving employees and be an innovative national leader in worksite wellness. Obesity and sedentary behavior is on the rise, and staff and faculty reported time management and forgetting about worksite wellness as leading barriers...Read More
Northern Westchester Hospital
Wellness Walking Path
Staff are encouraged to take a break and walk our outdoor, quarter mile Wellness Walking Path. This short loop is close enough that staff can step away from work when they need to re-charge, yet it is short and on campus so that they can easily return to their Department if the need arises. Inspirational quotes are posted along the way to encourage and enlighten.... Read More
Baptist Health South Florida
The Grow2Heal garden at Homestead Hospital is a creative solution to ongoing challenges with chronic disease management and preventive healthcare.
Hospital leadership dedicated vacant land adjacent to the hospital to develop an organic – and sustainable – garden as a way to offer employees and the community fresh, nutritious foods with a far-reaching impact.
Community Supported Agriculture
RTI International has made a commitment to sustaining a culture that values, enables, and supports healthy food choices, while providing access to healthy nutrition for the staff. In 2002, as part of a Golden LEAF Foundation initiative, NC State University's Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) teamed with the NC Cooperative Extension Service and RTI...Read More
Valley Health System
It's Your Move
Valley Health System offers a unique, comprehensive and voluntary Health and Wellness initiative for its employees. Titled “It’s Your Move,” the program incentivizes employees, through discounts on health insurance premiums, to complete biometric screenings that consist of a lipid profile and an HgBA1c.
Additionally, the employees are required to have one age appropriate...Read More
Activity and Exercise at Work
RWJBarnabas Health encourages exercise by rewarding employees for participating in activities and/or joining a Fitness center. To help reinforce this message, we have 5 affiliated Fitness and Wellness Centers and 3 onsite fitness centers in our system. Discounted rates are also offered for these and other commercial centers throughout New Jersey. We have a...Read More
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson aspires to have the healthiest workforce by helping our employees live well across their whole lives, providing flexibility and a breadth of whole-life health benefits including energy management tools and wellness resources. Our role as an employer is to provide an environment that fosters healthy choices so employees can achieve their personal best in body, mind and spirit, igniting full...Read More
Blue Cross NC
The Billion-Step Challenge
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO supported wellness challenges are hosted each year that engage over 50 percent of the population. For the past two years we have noticed the need for Increased physical activity In the workplace and have focused our programs around this. In 2014, the Ready Step Go! Program gave over 3,000 employees Fitbits, where...Read More
Northern Westchester Hospital
Mary Donner Lesser Staff Relaxation Room
Through a private donation, the Mary Donner Lesser Staff Relaxation Room was created and dedicated to Northern Westchester Hospital staff. This room provides a quiet place for staff to take a few minutes to step away from their duties during a stressful time to re-group or re-energize. The room contains two massage chairs, a white noise machine a guest...Read More
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Why I Get My Mammogram
Every October Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals,Inc. conducts a four week breast cancer awareness campaign on our Ridgefield, Connecticut campus. It runs the entire month to build momentum and awareness of Nation Breast Cancer Awareness month. We kick things off on October 1st with educational messages and end the month with mobile mammography screenings during the...Read More
Tobacco Free Worksites
BD's purpose is "advancing the world of health" and we are committed to providing a tobacco free work environment to support the health and vitality of our associates. Since 2011, BD has embraced the "Five Pillars" of the Gold Standard and is proud to provide a tobacco-free worksite for all US associates. As part of that commitment, we are excited to announce...Read More
Tobacco Free Business Card
A very simple, but very effective, practice has been instituted at Celgene to dissuade employees from tobacco use as well as give them resources to find cessation programs. The Corporate Affairs team, alongside of our Corporate Services colleagues, have developed a business card that can be provided to tobacco users who are violating the Global Corporate Policy. ...Read More
Moffitt Cancer Center
Breast Health and Wellness: The Moffitt Difference
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Studies show that currently one out of every three cancer cases could possibly have been prevented through simple lifestyle changes including eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy body weight. In addition to helping prevent cancer, these measures can also reduce...Read More
Discover Europe: Walking for Health and Wellness
The health and wellness initiative at AlphaMed Press focuses on fostering increased physical activity and sharing information on healthier diet options in a supportive and interactive team environment. Keeping in mind that physical activity, like walking, can improve health and fitness by helping lose body fat and helping to prevent heart...Read More
Starting in March of 2018, Vidant Medical Center opened a brand new cancer facility. Part of the goal when opening the new tower was that the community (including employees) would see the cancer center as a place where they can learn how to prevent cancer, not just be treated for it. We added outpatient mammography and ultrasound services and started a campaign targeted toward our employees, urging them to complete...Read More
Healthy Options at Employee Cafeterias
Two RWJBarnabas Health sites have gone “Fryless” and have also instituted pricing structures to offer healthy food and beverages at lower prices than unhealthy options. Vending offerings have also changed to provide 100% healthy options in these two sites. Other RWJBarnabas sites currently offer 70% healthy vending options and are following suit to ...Read More
80% by 2018
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women combined, but it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Across Vidant Health's 29 county service area, screening rates are low. For a cancer that is preventable and treatable if found early through screening, 1 out of every 3 people in North Carolina are not getting the...Read More
Baylor Scott & White Health
Tobacco Cessation initiative
Our Tobacco Cessation initiative focuses on Population Health Risk Reduction Strategy, utilizes EHR to identify and refer tobacco users, offers free cessation resources for every patient using tobacco, promotes use of the Texas tobacco quit line, and impacts over 1.2 million Baylor Scott & White patients.
The tobacco status review begins when a provider...Read More
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lung cancer is the No.1 cause of cancer deaths worldwide, claiming 437 lives in the U.S. alone every day. When MD Anderson launched its Lung Cancer Moon Shot in 2012, it initiated several new programs including the EndTobacco Program. EndTobacco is a set of strategic and tactical recommendations to reduce the tobacco burden at the institutional, state and national/...Read More
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
PowerUP Your Health
PowerUP Your Health is a reimagined health fair that brought meaningful value to Vanderbilt's workforce. At this event, employees were encouraged to play an active role in their health by leveraging digital tools and on-site access to clinical services, appointment scheduling and medical experts. Some of the event's stations included:
Health Hub - ...Read More
Eli Lilly and Company
EHS Diabetes Hub:
Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management for our Employees
In an ongoing effort to help people live longer, healthier, more active lives, Lilly continues to enhance the benefits and resources offered to its employees. The EHS Diabetes Hub is a diabetes prevention and self-management program designed to serve Lilly employees at LCC, LTC and Clinton. The program is...Read More
Marian Regional Medical Center
Skin and Lung Cancer prevention brochures created by cancer program working with employee teens to hand out to local school district. Oncology nurse navigators scheduled to present at variety of school
It's UNDENIABLE: Smoking is the coolest way to kill yourself.
If you're tanned, you're toast.
Hendrick Medical Center
Tobacco Cessation Team
Hendrick Medical Center is committed to helping our employees become and remain tobacco free. We have a team consisting of a Pharmacist, Employee Wellness Navigator and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Together this team works to provide the best possible assistance for our employees including free Tobacco Cessation counseling, free nicotine replacement products and a...Read More