StayWell prides itself on being a champion for total population health management. As an industry founder, we believe it’s important to support other organizations that are working hard to standardize our industry. These organizations, like StayWell, strive to determine what works best — and what doesn’t — for managing the health of a population. They drive top-notch protocols and implement what works. Most important, they share their findings, foster new innovation and push our industry to define best practices.
We invite you to learn more about the work of a few of our favorites.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC, housed within the Department of Health and Human Services, works to protect the health of people and communities by providing information that enhances health decisions. CDC focuses national attention on disease prevention and control, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. CDC also is a strong resource for health publications and for national statistics and information on specific health conditions or behaviors.
The Care Continuum Alliance
The Care Continuum Alliance, formerly known as DMAA, promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs due to chronic conditions. The Care Continuum Alliance’s health and wellness activities include advocacy, research and the promotion of best practices in care management.
Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
Known for more than 13 years as an industry leader, HERO has helped set standards in research, policy, strategy, leadership and infrastructure. Using national benchmarks, HERO works to standardize best practices to provide continuity throughout the health management industry. Many organizations have come and gone, but we like HERO for its steadfastness and continuous contribution to our industry.
Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI)
IBI provides employers and their health care vendor partners with resources that establish the business value of investing in health. IBI is a source of health and productivity research, measurement and benchmarking, benefits performance analysis, and also provides general health information to help educate business leaders on the link between health and productivity.
Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM)
IHPM is a nonprofit that documents and promotes the important relationship between employee health and productivity. IHPM’s vision is to make employee health a sound business investment for corporate success.
National Business Group on Health (NBGH)
The National Business Group on Health is a nonprofit that represents the large-employer voice in national health policy issues. The Business Group finds innovative solutions to its members’ most important health care and benefits issues by identifying and sharing best practices across the health care spectrum of services. The Business Group also offers an online Wellness Impact Scorecard to its members.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
StayWell is proud to be accredited for Wellness and Health Promotion by NCQA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
Wellness and Health Promotion Accreditation uses standardized program measures that allow employers to make informed comparisons when choosing among several wellness vendors. Accredited status is granted to those wellness and health promotion organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of wellness and health promotion programs and that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous standards.
Partnership for Prevention
Partnership for Prevention is composed of companies, non-profits, and governmental agencies committed to promoting prevention and healthy lifestyles. Partnership for Prevention works to increase investment in preventing disease and promoting health and to make prevention a national priority.
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
A nonprofit organization with thousands of members, WELCOA dedicates itself to improved health for working Americans. WELCOA offers publications on health and wellness, conducts wellness trainings, and offers a wealth of free, online resources on its site, among them a Well Workplace Checklist that helps members assess their wellness programs. Numerous StayWell clients have recevied WELCOA Well Workplace Awards, which recognize comprehensive, results-oriented health management programs.