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MedEd & Wellness Blog

How to Get Started with a Wellness Plan at a Healthcare Institution

December 20, 2017 by Amy White

 
Wellness plans bring many benefits to your healthcare institution, such as reducing the risk of burnout and reducing absenteeism. However, you face many challenges that stand between you and implementing a plan. Healthcare organizations often struggle with understaffing, resistance from employees and a lack of resources to distribute the plan. If you're not sure how to get started with a wellness plan, use this guide to build a strong foundation.
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The Importance of Routinely Assessing Well-Being

December 6, 2017 by Amy White

Most people go to the doctor when they're sick and get physicals every year, but that only covers physical health.

Overall well-being includes your mental and emotional health, which are just as important. A well-being assessment gives you the opportunity to get a picture of your complete health. Here are five reasons that you should be going through a self-evaluation process on a regular basis.

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How to Proactively Prevent Nurse Burnout

November 13, 2017 by Alex Slack

It's hard to pin down exact statistics on nurse burnout: According to one massive study that included responses from more than 95,000 nurses, more than a third reported feeling burned out in their jobs. According to a smaller survey from Kronos Incorporated, the actual percentage of burned out nurses may be higher than 60 percent.

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Introducing the Well-Being Index Mobile App

October 11, 2017 by Amy White

In order to make the Well-Being Index even more accessible, we are excited to announce the release of the Well-Being Index mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. Our hope is that this development will make it easier for participants to assess their well-being wherever they are. 

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How to Implement a Successful Wellness Plan

September 22, 2017 by Amy White

A wellness plan is a sequence of steps that promotes personal well-being at work. Think of it as a plan of action that covers several components of employee wellness — healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction, improved mental health, etc. More than 60 percent of employers said wellness plans reduced health care costs in their organization, while 73 percent now offer these programs in the workplace. Here's how to implement a successful wellness plan of your very own.

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