Tags

  • Do Corporate Wellness Programs Really Boost Productivity?

    July 2014 | Fast Company

    People like wellness programs. Good ones offer access to exercise advice and convenient health screenings, which busy people appreciate

    More
  • Coaching and Accountability

    July/August 2014 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    Dr. Paul Terry explores the relationship between coaching, culture and health outcomes and for what coaches should be held accountable.

    More
  • The Tech-Driven Revolution in Employee Health Management

    May/June 2014 | HealthCare Consumerism Solutions

    There’s probably an app for it. And if there isn’t, there soon will be. Technology is exploding throughout every industry, including health care.

    More
  • Value on Investment: Effective Wellness Programs Improve Productivity and Morale, Reduce Risks

    Spring 2014 | CDMSource

    The most effective wellness initiatives are built around evidence-based best practices, according to Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, vice president of research StayWell.

    More
  • The Performance Issue

    May/June 2014 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    Dr. Paul Terry explores the connection between health and employee productivity and performance.

    More
  • Leaders Under Stress: Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Decision Making in Health Promotion

    May/June 2014 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    “Trust comes by following through with your words, developing real relationships, being sincere, and showing humility and humor. Essentially, be the leader people want to follow, rather than the leader they are told to follow.”

    More
  • Tips for using wellness champions to motivate employees

    March 4, 2014 | Employee Benefit News

    Creating a formal network of wellness champions to communicate wellness messages and inspire healthy behaviors is one way employers can take advantage of the peer-influence phenomenon.

    More
  • The Measurement Issue

    March/April 2014 issue | American Journal of Health Promotion

    In this issue of The Art of Health Promotion you will find a report from a joint committee of two industry associations charged with advancing measurement standards for the field of population health management.

    More
  • Debating the ROI of the Company Picnic

    March/April 2014 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    More
  • Good Health Can Be Contagious

    January 2014 | Benefits Magazine

    When it comes to healthy activities at work, employees are influenced by their peers. A network of "wellness champions" can demonstrate a healthy lifestyle and help educate others.

    More
  • Leaders in the Wellness Pantheon

    January/February 2014 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Why building a foundation of wellness excellence requires that leaders carefully blend advocacy for new ideas with fidelity to science — plus humility about what we know and don’t know concerning influences such as culture, environment, and individual motivation

    More
  • Exploring Cultural Boundaries: Leadership and Organizational Health Policies

    January/February 2014 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    What it takes to build or change a culture, leadership, policies, and the complexity of measuring, defining and influencing culture

    More
  • Two biometric success stories bring health data to life

    December 11, 2013 | Employee Benefit News

    Biometric screenings are only a single facet of the University of Michigan’s wellness program, yet they use the screenings to promote other wellness initiatives, and vice-versa. “At the on-site screenings, that’s one of times you have captive audience, in terms of wellness messages. It’s a great opportunity to get the word out about what else is available," says Jodi Annis, manager of screening services for StayWell.

    More
  • How Workforce Demographics Affect your Wellness Program

    November 4, 2013 | Benefits Live Magazne

    As it turns out, age and gender do matter...StayWell’s study demonstrates that best practices influence engagement and outcomes for men and women, but that all best practices did not have the same degree of influence on all participants, nor did they influence outcomes in the same way.

    More
  • Expert Dee Edington questions value of outcomes-based wellness

    October 28, 2013 | Employee Benefit News

    Are employers moving from participation-oriented to outcomes-oriented wellness programs because they want to see immediate changes? StayWell Chief Health Officer Dr. David Anderson joins the discussion in this Employee Benefit News article.

    More
  • Worksite Wellness Networks: Good Health Can Be Contagious

    November 4, 2013 | SHRM Online

    Wellness-network champions have the opportunity to influence behavior by visibly demonstrating a healthy lifestyle and by educating others about available wellness program resources.

    More
  • Science Stalwarts for Wellness: The CDC (and P)

    November/December 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    Learn from Dr.Terry's in-depth interviews in this issue of The Art of Health Promotion as they discuss how workplaces are an extremely vital part of every community, in substantial measure because they depend upon and interact closely with all other parts of society.

    More
  • Culture and Humility: The Leader as Chief Listening Officer

    November/December 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    While there is an invigorating new appetite for addressing culture, the idea that wellness works best in a supportive environment is a theoretical construct long accepted by those schooled in wellness.

    More
  • Is the EEOC Debating the Right Question Concerning “Voluntary” Wellness Programs?

    October 23, 2013 | Population Health Management

    Employers await the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to provide guidance to the ACA wellness regulations

    More
  • Tapping Passion: The Untold Talents of Wellness Champions, Ambassadors, and Peer Educators

    September/October 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    The best kind of instruction happens when the lesson unfolds experientially, as is captured by a superb educator’s adage: “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, but involve me and I’ll understand.”

    More
  • One Size Does Not Fit All

    August 28, 2013 | HR Executive Online

    An ever-changing demographic landscape creates both challenges and opportunities for employers that want to establish a healthy workplace culture that contributes to worker productivity, while keeping healthcare cost increases at bay.

    More
  • Moral Courage and the Health of the Commons

    September/October 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    If we’re serious about advancing the health of those we serve, we need look no farther than our own side of the bridge to know that our work involves confronting issues that demand we and “the other side must be closer.”

    More
  • Striving for commitment: With the right approach, incentives may help employees internalize healthier habits

    August/September 2013 | LivingRight®: Health & Wellness Awareness Program

    Dr. David Anderson weighs in on best practices in workplace wellness incentives and why springing a robust, outcomes-based wellness program on employees without taking time to build awareness and acceptance of the strategy behind it can lead to worker discontent.

    More
  • How can I help my employees stay happy and healthy?

    June/July 2013 | Natural Food Merchandiser

    A retailer, an employee wellness consultant and a community-psychologist offer tips on how to support employee wellness and promote a positive work environment.

    More
  • Authenticity, Commitment, and Compromise in Health Advocacy

    July/August 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Authenticity, Commitment, and Compromise in Health Advocacy

    More
  • Transcending Carrots and Sticks: A Review of Self-Determination Theory

    July/August 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    “Don’t ask how you can motivate other people. That’s the wrong question!”

    More
  • Deep-Fried Costs

    June 2013 | Leaders Edge Magazine

    Wellness programs save healthcare costs over the long haul - sometimes even sooner. StayWell's Vice President, Research, Jessica Grossmeier, Ph.D., M.P.H., is quoted in this Leaders Edge Magazine article and references findings from a recent StayWell and Towers Watson breakthrough study.

    More
  • Wellness competitions turn up engagement

    May 17, 2013 | BenefitsPro.com

    BenefitsPro discusses a recent StayWell engagement success story.

    More
  • The ROI payoff of prevention and risk education

    May 1, 2013 | Employee Benefit Adviser

    How much, by when? That's the driving question surrounding employee health management programs

    More
  • Assessing an Organization's Approach to Health

    May/June 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    There is a resurgence of attention to a "culture of health" as a vital best-practices component for wellness programs and new tools for measuring organizational readiness for making healthy choices easier.

    More
  • Leadership, Power, and Promoting Good Health

    May/June 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Leadership in health promotion

    More
  • Your Company Wants to Make You Healthy

    April 8, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal: A look at the pros and cons of the most popular wellness programs used by companies. StayWell's Dr. Paul Terry quoted.

    More
  • Energy Company Generates Better Health for Employees

    March 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1 | IAWHP: Worksite Health International

    How does one of the world's leading energy companies with more than 25,000 employees spread across the United States alone create an employee health management initiative that is effective and easy to manage?

    More
  • How to Get the Most from Annual Health Screenings

    February 1, 2013 | Managed Care Outlook V26, No3

    Screenings have become increasingly important to employers in their efforts to develop and support a healthy workplace while educating employees and their family members.

    More
  • Companies make smokers pay

    March 5, 2013 | MarketWatch WSJ

    More firms are embracing nicotine testing to penalize puffers

    More
  • Dover Corporation launches robust wellness program in short time frame

    March 1, 2013 | EBN Online

    Dover Corp. doesn't mess around with wellness. When leaders at the manufacturing company decided a few years ago to implement a common wellness program across each of its operating companies - more than 30 companies spread across almost 100 U.S. locations - they had their work cut out for them.

    More
  • The Motivation Issue

    March/April 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    I’m convinced the question has been and will be with me my whole life: “What really motivates people to change?”

    More
  • Why Do You Do What You Do?

    March/April 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Leadership in health promotion

    More
  • Want health insurance? Get on the scale

    February 27, 2013 | MarketWatch WSJ

    In order to be eligible for some — or all — of the company health plan, some employers now require employees to undergo biometric screening or fill out a health assessment

    More
  • ROI of Wellness: How Good Is the Data?

    February 21, 2013 | SHRM Online

    As employers consider investing in employee wellness programs, many want to know there will be a positive return on investment (ROI)

    More
  • Semi-Directive vs. Client-Centered Coaching

    January/February 2013 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Cross-Generational Health Promotion and Engaging Families

    January/February 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    In this issue of The Art of Health Promotion our goal is to bring the kind of opinion leadership that is so vital to the diffusion of innovation. Good health and good ideas run in families.

    More
  • Coalition Cautions Employers to Weigh the Risks of Wellness Incentives

    12/19/2012 | Workforce Management Online

    Even as the use of financial wellness incentives flourish in the workplace, a number of nonprofit health organizations want to move cautiously.

    More
  • Study: Preventing Health Risks Has Rapid Payoff

    December 2012 | SHRM Online

    Although health risks have been associated directly with higher health care costs, and a growing body of research shows that improving health can generate a positive long-term return on investment (ROI).

    More
  • Study says prevention worth double for those with chronic conditions

    December 5, 2012 | Employee Benefit News

    StayWell and Towers Watson study featured in Employee Benefit News

    More
  • Borrowing Ideas From a Sister Movement

    11/1/2012 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    Exploring the connections between wellness, citizenship, volunteerism and the corporate social responsibility movement.

    More
  • Is there a Ceiling Effect for Participant Activation?

    November/December 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • With Weight Management, One Thing Leads to Another

    October 2012 | Managed Care

    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

    More
  • Self-Determination Runs Into a Wall (Actually, a Tree)

    September/October 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • The High Bar of Return on Investment in Wellness

    September/October 2012 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    The High Bar of Return on Investment in Wellness.

    More
  • Leading Through Contradictions

    August 2012 | Managed Care

    StayWell's CEO Paul Terry, Ph.D., "leaders can't fake authenticity".

    More
  • Incentive Strategies that Work: An Interview with David Anderson

    August 2012 | Health Enhancement Systems

    Today a growing number of employers are embracing wellness as a core strategy for controlling healthcare costs and enhancing employee performance.

    More
  • Shaping Up: Workplace Wellness in the '80s and Today

    August 2012 | Workforce Management

    Employer intervention in the health and wellness of workers has over the past 35 years evolved from a hunch that a healthier population could lower health care costs to a science of studies and sophisticated data-based research.

    More
  • The Mutualism of Culture and Engagement

    July/August 2012 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    In this edition of The Art of Health Promotion CEO Paul Terry, Ph.D., will summarize expert opinions on how to improve employee’s engagement.

    More
  • Groups Issue Guidance for Outcomes-Based Wellness Incentives

    7/23/2012 | Society for Human Resource Management

    Recommendations promote fair and effective rewards for meeting wellness goals.

    More
  • Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives

    July 2012 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    A joint consensus statement to provide guidance regarding appropriate use of outcomes-based incentives as part of a reasonably designed wellness program designed to improve health and lower cost while protecting employees from discrimination and unaffordable coverage.

    More
  • The Great Migration from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation

    July/August 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • A Conversation With Paul E. Terry, PhD: The Advantage of Progress-based Incentives

    July 2012 | Managed Care

    Evolving approaches to health and wellness management under health care reform.

    More
  • The Weight of the Nation: How Many Rounds Ahead for This Public Policy Fight?

    May 2012 | Managed Care

    I expect the next 10 years of policy debates, action, and inaction concerning how to curb our obesity epidemic to be an accelerated version of the last 30 years of public policy related to fighting tobacco.

    More
  • Creating a Unified Wellness Program at Dover Corporation

    May 2012 | Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    In management's view, creating a consistent approach to employee health improvement across the operating companies, while allowing these companies to maintain their individual personalities and cultures, was essential to Dover’s success.

    More
  • Intrinsic Motivation or Intrinsic Values?

    May/June 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Respecting the Life Cycle of Ambivalence

    March/April 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Balancing Accountability and Equity: Putting Progress-Based Incentives to Work in Wellness (Part 2 of 2)

    Janaury/February 2012 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • More Employers Rewarding Healthy Workers With Cash

    December 2011 | FoxNews.com

    "Well-designed wellness incentives provide employees with a little extra nudge that may make the difference in whether they take advantage of these programs." - David Anderson, StayWell chief health officer

    More
  • Different jobs, varying health risks

    December 2011 | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

    When it comes to improving employee wellness — and keeping employers’ health care costs down — each industry faces its own unique challenges. StayWell experts respond.

    More
  • Stretching for savings

    December 2011 | Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Increasing numbers of small companies are embracing wellness programs to curb health care costs. It appears to be paying off.

    More
  • Progress-Based Incentives: Putting the Goldilocks Parable to Work in Wellness (Part 1 of 2)

    November/December 2011 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Health Reform and the Use of Financial Incentives in Wellness Programs

    November 2011 | Managed Care

    The Affordable Care Act codified the worksite wellness exemption to the federal medical underwriting provisions in the group health plan market.

    More
  • Latest thinking on wellness programs - Employers are putting more emphasis on and money into incentives

    November 2011 | Employee Benefit Adviser Online

    There are three pillars of engagement that are extremely important to wellness program success, said David Anderson, senior vice president and chief health officer of StayWell Health Management.

    More
  • Employee Programs Teaching Health Care “Consumer” Skills May Also Produce Health Benefits

    October 2011 | Health Behavior News Service

    A workplace program designed to teach employees to act more like consumers when they make health care decisions.

    More
  • StayWell participates in a Congressional briefing driven by Care Continuum Alliance and the Congressional Wellness Caucus

    October 2011 | Care Continuum Alliance

    On Oct. 24, 2011, the Care Continuum Alliance and Congressional Wellness Caucus, through the offices of co-sponsors Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Ron Kind, D-Wis., hosted a briefing to highlight employer initiatives in workplace wellness. They convened to answer a key question: What are the hallmarks of an effective employee health promotion program?

    More
  • Workplace wellness programs should focus on improvement, not participation

    October 2011 | HealthCare Finance News

    Paying employees to participate in a health assessment program may not be enough for employers who want to bring down their health insurance costs, says a new white paper from StayWell Health Management.

    More
  • The Essential Reading List, Part Two

    July/August 2011 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • The Essential Reading List for Effective Coaches, Part One

    March/April 2011

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Are Participants too Frail to Fail?

    January/February 2011 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Successful Losers are not the Biggest Losers

    November/December 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Taking a Judicious Approach to Health Reform and Financial Incentives

    September/October 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Dr. Phil Unplugged - Please!

    July/August 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Are you conveying the VOI of coaching?

    May/June 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • When "stop" is the best answer.

    April/May 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Rethinking Disease Management's Connection to Lifestyle Management

    January/February 2010 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Feeding a Fish vs. Teaching to Fish

    November/December 2009 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Pursuing Health and Performance: Critical Moments of Truth

    September/October 2009 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • Incentives Done Right

    July/August 2009 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More
  • The Firm Grip of Culture

    May/June 2009 | Health Promotion Practitioner

    Lessons from Health Coaching

    More

Featured Posts