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March 19, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • Experts: Wellness programs see ROI and should be encouraged
    Companies throughout the U.S. are seeing health care cost savings from employee wellness programs, despite a recent blog post that said such programs were not the money-savers people thought they could be, according to Kenneth Thorpe, chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council. Their blog post in the Huffington Post said employee wellness programs should be encouraged because better health in the workplace is needed to fight chronic disease. The Huffington Post/The Blog (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition
Want to learn how to create a meaningful strategy that will yield higher levels of employee retention and engagement? Read "The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition" to learn about the case for employee recognition, how to secure management buy in, how to create a recognition program road map and implement a program.
  • Exercise may lower cardiac mortality risk in diabetes
    Norwegian researchers found adults with diabetes were two to three times as likely as those without the condition to die from cardiovascular disease. However, diabetes patients who reported one to two hours of weekly exercise had a similar risk as inactive adults who didn't have diabetes, researchers wrote in Diabetes Care. News (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New Android smartphone features health trackers
    Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy S4 Android smartphone with sensors to help users improve their overall health. Users can also link several health tracking accessories to the phone: an activity tracker bracelet, a connected body scale and a heart monitor worn on the chest. (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health News & Research 
  • Menu info on walking off a meal may curb food intake
    A study in the journal Appetite showed that people who saw menus with data on walking distances required to burn the calories in each item ordered meals that averaged 826 calories, compared with 1,020 calories by those who viewed menus that did not include such information. Participants whose menus featured calorie content only and calorie content plus walking minutes also had orders with fewer calories, researchers said. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Drinking skim milk may not help fight childhood obesity
    Children who drank 1% or skim milk had a higher risk of being overweight and obese between ages 2 and 4 compared with children who drank 2% or whole milk, U.S. researchers found. The findings, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, may be due to parents deciding to give overweight children low-fat and skim milk, the researchers said. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • Grab-and-go breakfasts are linked to higher achievement
    A Nebraska elementary school has seen improved student achievement and a decline in the number of students complaining of hunger during the school day since launching a Grab and Go breakfast program. Some say grab-and-go has become an increasingly popular option -- in part because it helps serve students who may be running late in the morning. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
  AHIP News 
  • The Future of Payer IT
    As part of AHIP's new educational IT Series, a four-hour workshop, “The Future of Payer IT,” will be held in conjunction with Institute 2013 on Wednesday, June 12, in Las Vegas, NV. From 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., speakers will discuss the acceleration of IT innovation, how IT is driving change within the industry, aligning IT with your business and more. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Accepting applications: Disparities Leadership Program
    The Disparities Solutions Center is accepting ongoing applications through March for the 2013-2014 Disparities Leadership Program. This year-long executive education program is designed for leaders from health plans, hospitals and other health care organizations who wish to implement practical strategies to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in health care, particularly through quality improvement. Scholarships may be available for Medicaid health plans. Apply today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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