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Gold Standard Best Practices for Organizations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Tobacco Cessation

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Initiating treatment during hospital admission increases long-term quit rates by 40% or higher. Smoking cessation results in fewer hospital readmissions, fewer total hospital days, and lower smoking-related morbidity as well as elevated quality of life that is sustained for years after the quit date. The activities described below reflect a commitment to addressing the full spectrum of tobacco control, from initial tobacco screening to participation in ongoing research studies to public health outreach and...

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Valley Health System
Prevention, Health Education & Health Promotion, Overall Wellness Programs

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 screening or dental checkup. The age appropriate screening options include a mammogram, colonoscopy, bone density testing or a cervical cancer screening.

Taking this...

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
Prevention, Tobacco-Free Workplace

Tobacco-Free Hiring

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/international levels.  MD Anderson’s first EndTobacco step was an internal change to implement a tobacco-free hiring policy.  By implementing tobacco-free hiring, MD Anderson...

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Prevention, Screening, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 - Employees received valuable preventive health services on-site including: flu shots, blood pressure readings, and BMI checks.

Expert Hot Spot - Employees...

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RWJBarnabas BHealthy Approved
RWJBarnabas Health
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight

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 rollout 100% health options. Healthy options are identified with a“BHealthy Approved” seal of approval!

University of North Dakota
Prevention, Physical Activity

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 for lack of participation. A new program started to make wellness a quick and easy choice. It contributes to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard's Pillar 1 of prevention...

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Sanofi
Overall Wellness Programs

A Place to Thrive

To build a more healthy and productive workforce, Sanofi US is broadening its focus on employee health by creating “A Place to Thrive,” a new initiative that takes a more holistic approach to addressing employee well-being. In addition to its key focus on physical health and wellness, A Place to Thrive integrates other key dimensions of well-being like Work/Life, Financial Fitness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Making a Difference in our Communities. Each of these dimensions contributes to enhancing employees’ work/life experience...

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
Quality Treatment & Survivorship

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Many employees who are also cancer survivors have been diagnosed and treated at MD Anderson, choosing our clinicians to manage their cancer journey.  These employee-patients are in a unique position to provide insight to us about their patient and survivorship experience.  Patient and family centered care has been an approach long advocated the by American Hospital Association. Planning, delivering and evaluating health care through partnerships among patients, families, and health care practitioners yields superior outcomes.  In...

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Celgene
Prevention, Tobacco-Free Workplace

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.  Rather than confronting the employee or contractor with language about Corporate Policies, these cards can be provided as a reminder of the “tobacco free” status of our...

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RTI International
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight

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 to organize a community supported agriculture (CSA) program for local farmers and Research Triangle Park employees.. The first deliveries took place in the summer of 2003, and...

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Johnson & Johnson
Health Education & Health Promotion

Energy for Performance in Life

Johnson & Johnson aspires to have the healthiest employees. Employees who achieve balance in body, mind and spirit igniting full engagement at work, at home and in their communities. One way we help employees to achieve this is through the Energy for Performance in Life course. Energy for Performance in Life (E4PIL) is the internal offering taken from the Corporate Athlete® course by the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. This training uses a multi-disciplinary approach built on the sciences of performance ...

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AlphaMed Press
Prevention, Physical Activity, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain cancers.  AlphaMed Press conducted its first program, “...

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BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
Prevention, Physical Activity

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 over a six month period employees walked over 250,000 miles. With employees being more familiar and comfortable with the FitBit, our 2015 Billion Step Challenge continued to use...

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Realogy Holdings Corp.
Health Education & Health Promotion, Overall Wellness Programs

iThrive

Realogy is committed to providing employees with health and wellness resources to inspire employees to adopt healthier lifestyles. Through iThrive, Realogy’s comprehensive wellness initiative, employees receive holistic health education and programming to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. iThrive targets many dimensions of wellness, including physical health, nutrition education, mind-body wellness, work/life balance, and positive workplace culture.

iThrive is an innovative program that is run completely...

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RTI International
Prevention, Physical Activity

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 trail allows RTI employees to step away from their offices for a walk, helping them to stay healthy while gaining the added benefit of increasing their productivity. Daily...

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Amgen
Prevention, Physical Activity

Musculoskeletal Health

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; flexibility, strength, and motor control. Research has demonstrated that a requisite baseline movement score is necessary to minimize your risk of musculoskeletal injury; however with...

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Amgen
Screening

Screenings at Work

Amgen Inc. is committed to the health of their patients, while also focusing on the wellbeing of their staff and families. Amgen’s dedicated wellness team holds a variety of onsite health screenings throughout the year. Screenings include skin cancer, mammography, and bone density. These wellness offerings are complimentary or included in staff member’s medical plan. Further, the onsite nutrition team holds biometric screenings (e.g. BMI, blood pressure, waist circumference) throughout the year. For instance, during Heart Health Month, blood...

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Amgen
Prevention, Physical Activity, Health Education & Health Promotion

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, weekly walks are held each Wednesday to encourage staff to get away from the office for an hour, walk, enjoy music, and learn about Amgen initiatives. Local wellness vendors offer...

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BD
Health Education & Health Promotion, Overall Wellness Programs

BD Healthy Lives

The prevention of disease and illness is a key priority of its associate wellness program, "BD Healthy Lives." BD offers a robust health education and incentive program where associates can earn a financial reward for completing an annual preventive exam or/ woman's well visit with their physician. Associates can also earn rewards for participating in other preventive activities such as lifestyle coaching and the "Beginning Right'' Maternity Program. Additionally BD offers free annual flu shots, "healthy heart'' exams, and an annual wellness fair....

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Eli Lilly and Company
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight, Screening, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 intended to highlight existing resources and offer caring support to employees with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

Specifically the program will:

  • Offer education and...
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Johnson & Johnson
Health Education & Health Promotion, Overall Wellness Programs

Make it Count!

Johnson & Johnson aspires to have the healthiest workforce. Our role as an employer is to provide an environment that fosters healthy choices allowing employees to achieve their personal best in body, mind and spirit, igniting full engagement at work, at home and in their communities.

Healthy Future 2015 enterprise-wide sustainability goals included a health goal that 80% of employees globally participate in a health risk assessment. By participating in this personal, confidential biometric screening and completing a questionnaire related...

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LiDestri Foods, inc.
Prevention

Gold Standard Pillar 1: Prevention

Tobacco-free Workplace
1.    LiDestri policy states tobacco-free workplace (including e-cigarettes) on all company property.
2.    Reimbursement to employee and/or spouse for smoking cessation treatments, this is not limited to one trial due to the fact it has been proven to require multiple attempts for success
3.    LiDestri promotes several cessation programs; nysquits, Excellus, and utilizes GRIPA to also promote options
4.    The American Lung Associations attends company Health Fairs to...

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Northern Westchester Hospital
Prevention

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 book and a pleasant ambiance. Staff swipe their card key to gain access to this room and NWH security provides HR with a list of staff who visit this room each week. NWH Staff...

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Oregon Health & Science University
Overall Wellness Programs

Healthy Team, Healthy U

Healthy Team, Healthy U is a wellness program designed by OHSU faculty and staff to help employees achieve a healthy lifestyle and capture the power of employees working together to increase physical activity, improve diet and reduce stress. Numerous benefits have been documented, including reduced blood pressure, lower body weight among those who are overweight, improved diet and exercise behaviors and feeling healthier. Furthermore, people felt less depressed, missed less work and reported being happier after participating in HTHU. 

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TrueBlue Inc.
Screening

Post Card Outreach

TrueBlue utilizes a postcard outreach program directed at employees who have not received the recommended cancer screenings for their age/gender. These postcards provide statistics related to undiagnosed cancers and are a subtle reminder to employees of the importance of the screenings. Since we began utilizing this program, we have seen a drastic improvement in the number of employees getting their screenings.

Moffitt Cancer Center
Screening

Expanded Cancer-related Health Benefits

In keeping with Moffitt's culture of promoting employee wellness, expanded coverage for adult physicals and cancer screenings is built into each of the Moffitt employee health plans. The expanded coverage allows our team members and any dependents enrolled on our health insurance to get a physical exam or cancer screening at any time their physician feels it is appropriate, regardless of age or frequency. In support of those team members, who find themselves in the role of cancer patient rather than care giver, Moffitt's...

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Marian Regional Medical Center
Prevention, Community Outreach

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 
assemblies.

It's UNDENIABLE: Smoking is the coolest way to kill yourself.
If you're tanned, you're toast.

Vidant Health
Prevention, Screening

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 recommended screening. 

80% by 2018 is a national initiative with a goal of an 80% colorectal cancer...

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SAS
Prevention

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 preventive care (as well as for tobacco cessation treatment), SAS employees enjoy a work environment that encourages, supports and motivates them to live healthy lives.

Novartis
Quality Treatment & Survivorship

Novartis Global Oncology has developed a new model for supporting associates with a life-altering chronic disease or condition (or who act as caregivers or managers to people in this situation) that builds on the company’s existing care management process. Patient-reported outcomes on this program – called Ensemble –show high program satisfaction, employee engagement and work reintegration during and after illness.
Leveraging the experience, knowledge and resources of the Oncology Business Unit, Ensemble aims to help associates affected by a chronic disease or condition such as...

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Baylor Scott & White Health
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight

Nutrition Makeover

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.

  • Phase 1 was introduced in 2010 and consisted of the retail menus having 50% of Every Day Healthy Choices.
  • Phase 2 began in 2012 with...
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AlphaMed Press
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight, Physical Activity

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 and certain cancers. AlphaMed Press conducted its second wellness program, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Route 66" in 2016. 


At the beginning of the program, each...

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BD
Prevention, Tobacco-Free Workplace

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 that in November 2016, we transitioned all 17 US CareFusion worksites to a tobacco-free work environment. (CareFusion was acquired by BD in March of 2015.)

All "designated...

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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Prevention, Screening

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 last week.  The overarching goals of the annual campaign are to educate and empower employees (both men and women) about breast health and the importance of getting screened...

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Carroll Hospital Live Well for Life
Carroll Hospital
Health Education & Health Promotion

Team members of the Carroll Hospital Wellness Committee work together to promote health education to their peers. The team meets monthly to determine upcoming initiatives and topics to sponsor. Each month, the committee holds multiple 30 minute Lunch and Learns open to all employees promoting the agreed upon health initiative. Carroll Hospital is able to draw on resources within the organization to have a clinical team member present vital information regarding the importance of early detection, prevention, and available screenings. A member from the benefits team also joins these sessions...

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LiDestri Foods, inc.
Prevention, Physical Activity

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 your cell to remind you to get up every 20-30 minutes to move!

City of Hope
Health Education & Health Promotion

Learning and Personal Development Week 

Since 2012, City of Hope has engaged its employees in a week long learning event, Learning and Personal Development Week (LPDW). Demonstrative of City of Hope's commitment to the health of its employees, Wellness was one of five learning tracks offered during this event. Other learning tracks included City of Hope Fundamentals, with a focus on organizational culture, Leadership, Innovative and Cool Science, and Useful Tools and Techniques.

For LPDW 2017, the organization partnered with facilitators to offer 34 courses...

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Hendrick Medical Center
Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 discount on employee benefits for non-tobacco users. We provide education on the services available as well as the health benefits of staying tobacco free. We encourage our...

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Johnson & Johnson
Prevention, Physical Activity, Health Education & Health Promotion, Overall Wellness Programs

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 engagement at work, at home and in their communities.

Employee Digital Health Platforms

Supporting our vision to have the healthiest workforce and as...

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Logistics Health
Overall Wellness Programs

Keys to a Well Corporate Culture

LHI provides full primary care and complementary services at no cost to their employees. Within this setting, health education specialists routinely screen as many patients (family and dependents as well) as possible for lifestyle concerns that lead to chronic disease - including cancer.

Health care providers within the system can screen and diagnose cancer, and do refer for treatment and support services frequently. New screening guidelines are in use for lung and colorectal cancers. The lifestyle screen includes tobacco and...

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Moffitt Cancer Center
Prevention, Screening, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 the risk of several serious and chronic health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

In keeping with Moffitt's mission to contribute to the prevention and...

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Northern Westchester Hospital
Prevention, Physical Activity

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.

"Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahtma Gandhi

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Health Education & Health Promotion

Open Enrollment & Wellness Fairs

As a best practice and as an ongoing commitment to employee wellness, the Human Resources Department converted its annual Open Enrollment Period to a period of time wherein Trinitas Regional Medical Center holds several combined Employee Benefits / Wellness Fairs. The Employee Benefits / Wellness Fairs are a great opportunity for our employees to learn more about the benefit programs offered at Trinitas as well as personally meet with and speak to our benefit vendors. Equally important, another advantage of the fairs are that it...

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RWJBarnabas Health
Overall Wellness Programs

BHealthy Employee Wellness Program

At RWJ Barnabas Health, we are committed to providing highly valued and equitable resources to employees and their families that will inspire health and well-being action and accountability through engagement.  BHealthy provides full on line health risk assessment and activities to help foster changes in lifestyle behaviors .  Education is provided though the BHealthy online portal, enewsletter, regional health coaches and site coordinators.

Guiding principles include:

  1. Develop...
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RWJBarnabas Health
Prevention, Health Education & Health Promotion

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 model for clinical oversite and closer chronic disease management
  • Encourage employee to get appropriate screenings: ie mammogram, prostate exam colonoscopy
  • Help...
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RWJBarnabas Health
Prevention, Physical Activity

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 running club, Golf Club and Swimming club.  Our sites sponsor stair climbing and walking challenges throughout the year and employees are rewarded for  participating.

RWJBarnabas Health
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight, Health Education & Health Promotion

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.  Participants are rewarded for completing the program through our BHealthy rewards program.

RWJBarnabas Health
Prevention, Tobacco Cessation

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 education and support for those employees wishing to quit and is supported by access to the LungSmart website and coaching newsletter.  We participate in the lung climb every...

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