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Cultural Customization is Key for Population Health and Wellness

August 23, 2018

How well do you know your population?

Sure, you’ve got stats on age, ethnicity, and income. You know the neighborhoods in which they live. And you have access to claims data. But do you know what shapes their ideas about going to the doctor,...

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How to Choose the Right Health Risk Assessment for Your Wellness Program

August 07, 2018

Take a nap. Play ping pong. Earn cash rewards for eating healthy and getting enough exercise. Or get a discount on health insurance.

Many wellness programs use incentives like these to motivate and encourage people to make healthier lifestyle...

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Changing the Rules - New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Population Health

July 30, 2018

Sometimes the rules change. Even for something that has been around for 150 years. Just this year Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it was creating new rules to shorten the overall length of games. And for good reason. Game times were...

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Playing the Game: 4 Lessons from Wimbledon on Corporate Wellness

July 20, 2018

How about adding a little tennis to your corporate wellness program?

This month, hundreds of the best tennis players in the world competed in the Wimbledon Championships. About 475,000 fans attended the events, and millions more watched the...

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Use HRA Data to Create Lasting Habits and Boost Employee Engagement

July 11, 2018

Changing behaviors is all about changing habits. But breaking bad habits and forming good habits is not always easy. Often times it takes several attempts to make a permanent change.

Author James Clear advises you to start small, because “lasting...

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What Matters to Employees in Wellness Programs?

July 03, 2018

Sometimes you’ve got to give the people what they want.

B2C companies know this. They constantly update their products and services to appeal to consumers. There are endless opportunities to give feedback. Review sites like Yelp, customer service...

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Health Risk Assessment vs. Health Risk Appraisal

June 26, 2018

What is the difference between a health risk assessment and a health risk appraisal? Both are abbreviated to HRA, and both are common terms used in health and wellness. 

Health risk assessment and health risk appraisal are interchangeable names...

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Employee Health: How Much Does High Blood Pressure Cost Your Company?

June 20, 2018

Ever stop by your favorite coffee shop on the way to work? It’s easy. It’s convenient. A lot of people do it. You drop $2 to $4 on a coffee, gulp it down, and get on with your day.  

Maybe you spend a few more bucks on a muffin or pastry, and...

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Mapping a Positive Path at the National Wellness Conference

June 11, 2018

How happy is your population? It’s a critical marker that has an impact on productivity, presenteeism and absenteeism, employee turnover, and morale.

It’s almost like our founding fathers understood the value of wellness when they penned the...

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3 Population Health Strategies to Strengthen Emotional Agility

May 29, 2018

Does everybody have the emotional agility to handle stressful situations and still be happy, healthy, and productive?

Probably not. It’s a learned skill. Kind of like LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers practicing for thousands and thousands...

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Wellsource Donation Improves Health of High School Music Program

May 17, 2018

The sound of music...pick the right song, and it can make you feel good, relaxed, maybe even lower your blood pressure. But if an instrument in the mix is out of tune, like a timpani in the band, it’s just not the same.

It’s a lot like the...

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Health Risk Assessment Data: Is Your Population Health Management Headed in the Right Direction?

May 08, 2018
Dr. DeBehnke, Nebraska Medicine CEO

Ever wonder if you’re looking at your health risk assessment data in the right ways to improve population health? 

Nebraska Medicine CEO Dr. Daniel DeBehnke does. It’s on his mind every morning as he...

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