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30 12, 2015

Practicing Mindfulness In The New Year

By |December 30th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Practicing Mindfulness In The New Year

As 2015 comes to a close and we begin to embark on the adventure of another year, many of us will be making resolutions, promises to ourselves and our loved ones for a happier, healthier, better year in 2016.

But the reality for most adults is that we are too busy, [...]

4 12, 2015

Will Your Hospital Be Your New Insurance Company?

By |December 4th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Will Your Hospital Be Your New Insurance Company?

Hospitals and insurance carriers have never seen exactly eye to eye.  Hospitals are in the business of providing healthcare, and insurers make money by limiting or rationing the care that gets delivered.  One possible solution for the hospitals?  Become their own insurance company and work directly with consumers for the [...]

27 10, 2015

Does Work Environment Influence Employee Health?

By |October 27th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Does Work Environment Influence Employee Health?

A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health analyzed data from a cohort of young adults over a ten year period, aiming to determine whether work environments influenced participant health. Spoiler alert: they do. Creating a culture of health has been a key component of [...]

9 09, 2015

Prescription Nonadherence Costs More Than Money

By |September 9th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Prescription Nonadherence Costs More Than Money

As Americans continue to wrestle with increased healthcare costs, most of the focus has been on wasted dollars on unnecessary procedures, excessive markups on materials, and lack of competition in the marketplace. But one area that has been getting increasing coverage recently is in dollars that aren’t spent: prescription drug [...]

4 08, 2015

Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

By |August 4th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

Over the past couple months I've continued to receive questions from employers and their employees about the value of the pharmacy discount cards they are receiving in the mail, at the store, or available via Apps such as GoodRx. Last year, HCW addressed the rise of Pharmacy Manufacturer Rebate Cards, [...]

22 07, 2015

Worksite Wellness Programs Not Just A Fad, Survey Shows

By |July 22nd, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Worksite Wellness Programs Not Just A Fad, Survey Shows

 

A few weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) unveiled the results of their 2015 employee benefits survey at their national conference. The results? Of no surprise to many in the industry, health and worksite wellness programs continue to grow in prevalence and popularity. SHRM attributes much of [...]

22 06, 2015

Trans Fat: Good Bye And Good Riddance

By |June 22nd, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Trans Fat: Good Bye And Good Riddance

On Tuesday, June 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially declared trans fats as unsafe, and passed regulation that will ban their use in processed foods in the United States.

Trans fat is typically created in a process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which makes it a solid at [...]

18 05, 2015

NC Residents Rank Top 10 In Well-Being

By |May 18th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on NC Residents Rank Top 10 In Well-Being

Have you ever considered how your community stacks up to others in terms of happy, fulfilled individuals? Gallup recently released their 2014 Well-Being Index, which ranks the 100 largest U.S. communities from highest to lowest well-being scores. Raleigh ranked in the top ten once again, increasing its ranking from sixth [...]

14 04, 2015

Five Best Practices of Sustainable Wellness Committees

By |April 14th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Five Best Practices of Sustainable Wellness Committees

A wellness committee is a critical component of any health management program. It provides the opportunity for employees to bring their ideas and opinions to the table in a collaborative manner, and supplies you with champions to actively promote initiatives to their peers. Getting a successful committee running can be [...]

20 03, 2015

North Carolina Flunks Population Health 101

By |March 20th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on North Carolina Flunks Population Health 101

Prevention Partners, in conjunction with the NC State Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control’s Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, has released their 2015 North Carolina Prevention Report Card. Let’s be frank – this isn’t a report card you would be proud to hang on the fridge. [...]

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