Strategic planning self assessment using HERO

Tuesday, December 12, 2017  2:30 – 3 pm

Following up our October 10 meeting, we are hosting a 30 minute discussion of the use of the HERO scorecard as a self-evaluation tool to aid in your wellness strategic planning.  If you wish you can begin by downloading our October 10th presentation from Carrie Alexanders. Carrie also offered the following documents for review for our online discussion.

Scorecard overview:  HEROScorecard_WWCMA_MercerPr

Planning documents: Strategy questions     Sample – Action Plan

More information about the process can be found at http://hero-health.org/hero-scorecard/

email smusgrave@wellnesscouncilohio.org  to register

New ways of worksite screening

Tuesday, November 14, 2017  noon – 1 pm- (will be rescheduled due to a traffic accident )

3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

Presenter: Tode Vrzic, On Site Wellness Services.llc

Create a strategic well-being initiative

Tuesday, October 10, 2017  noon – 1 pm

3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

Learn how to create a strategic well-being initiative that makes it easy to be healthy at work, positively impacts organizational culture and improves individual well-being. Find out how to take your wellness program from a series of events to one that creates a workplace where health is a part of daily life. The presentation will describe evidence-based practices such as the Individual Wellbeing Model based on the book Wellbeing: The 5 Essential Elements by Tom Rath (a Gallup researcher) and the Organizational Wellbeing Model used by the Health Enhancement Research Organization, which has been proven to deliver positive health outcomes as well as enhanced financial results based on comprehensive studies by Mercer and HERO.

Presenter: Carrie Alexander leads Findley Davies’ Strategic Employer Wellness services, helping clients integrate well-being within organizational culture and health care strategy. Drawing from the latest research and best practices, she delivers proven solutions that are flexible and customized to the unique needs of each organization.

 Lunch provided

Presentation slides: findleyDaviesOct 2017

September 20 @ 12 p.m. | Wellness for Small/Medium Size Employers

As businesses grapple with rising healthcare costs some are seeking relief through wellness programs.  What are your options?

Wellness Council supporter Steve Pelton from HChoices has developed a series of engaging 15 minute presentations followed by a brief Q&A sessions.   If you are interested please reply to smsugrave@wellnesscouncilohio.org to be registered and receive further information.

 

Great American Smokeout call November 17, 2016 at 10AM

Please reply with your smoking cessation activity that you are implementing either this year or for the Great American Smokeout day. Laura Loew founder of Smash the Ash, will lead the discussion of worksite activities on our conference call at 10AM on November 17. She will also present tips for worksite cessation implementation and where to find free or low cost resources. Join us with your questions or comments. Click for resource list.  http://wellnesscouncilohio.org/FREEQuittingResources.pdf

co-sponsored by
Northeast Region Healthy Ohio Business Council and the Wellness Council

Worksite Wellness Legal Update

Tuesday , October 11, 2016  11am – 1 pm
Health Action Council
6133 Rockside Rd. suite 210
Independence Ohio

Daphne K. Saneholtz from Brennan, Manna & Diamond Law Firm will present”The Legal Aspects of Wellness, Updates and Changes”.

Follow this link to the pdf of the presentation.

Also Sherry Leggett from Certified Angus Beef, a recipient of the American Psychological Association Psychology Healthy Worksite Award, will provide insights into the application process and implementation of some of their initiatives.

Follow this link to the pdf of the presentation.

 

Cleveland Clinic employee Wellness Programs
Thursday, September 15, 2016  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)
Join us to review this  outstanding program.

Presenter: David Pauer,Director EHP Wellness at the Cleveland Clinic.

Follow this link to the pdf of the presentation.

$8 meting fee. Lunch provided

Please join us at Avery Dennison on August 16, 2016 from 8 to 9:30am for a Regional Wellness Council meeting.

Featured presenter Sharon Minjares from Lake Health will describe her program which achieved a Healthy Ohio Gold level award this year. Then three short presentations: Steve Musgrave will present “What the Council can do for you”; Sunny Klein Lurie, PhD. of Advanced Performance, Inc. will present “Five Wellbeing Ideas to Boost Performance & Energize Employees” and Steve Pelton of Hchoices will cover how to “Lessen the cost of chronic disease”.
Avery Dennison address is 250 Chester Bldg #1, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

Avery Meeting Agenda

Webinar:

Onsite Wellness Screenings

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10 am

Onsite screenings are usually the second or third wellness initiative after doing healthfairs and contest. What is usually screened?  What are the typical results? How much does it cost? What should you look for in a screener? These are  just some of the questions that will be addressed. This is your opportunity to have your questions address.

Tode Vrzic: On Site Wellness Services, LLC provides corporate wellness program screening solutions to small, mid-size and large client companies throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Our services are customized to fit specific client needs delivered through health fairs, incentive programs, results-based or participation-based wellness initiatives.Contact Tode Vrzic at 440-623-7373 email todevrzic@gmail.com or visit onsitewell.com

Please join us at Invacare on June 21, 2016 from 8 to 9:30am for a Regional Wellness Council meeting.

Presentations by Invacare, Wellness Council and Well Being experts fill up the agenda. Invacare is at One Invacare way Elyria    OH 44036. Click here for more information InvacareMeeting

Webinar:

Make Stress Work for Your Company

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10 am

While we cannot control our external pressures, we can learn how to optimize our responses to those pressures. Stress is a natural process and managing it is an inner game. The obvious costs of stress have been related to health and insurance costs and yet underlying truths of how stress truly impacts those numbers is uncharted.

Making decisions from expertise and hard earned experience create very different results than those made from a stressful/emotional perspective. Tune in to hear Annita Keane talk about 3 practical strategies that can get stress working for your company.

Annita Keane Peak Performance Strategist;Founder Of The Keane Method  www.thekeanemethod.com;Amazon Best Selling Author of ‘How Do I Know?.’ Your Guide to Decision Making Mastery;Speaker; Big Leap Coach.

Webinar:

5 Wellbeing Ideas to Boost Performance & Energize Employees

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1 pm

How do your employees generally feel when they enter your workplace — happy to be there or dread walking in? The unfortunate news is that only 50 percent of employees are happy at work. A real connection exists between wellbeing and performance. When wellbeing improves, performance rises. Wellbeing is about the whole person in five key areas: intellectual, occupational, social, physical, and emotional wellness. Supporting wellbeing drives performance and builds healthy workplaces. Does your workplace energize employees? Find out how to help employees thrive.

Sunny Klein Lurie, PhD. is CEO of Advanced Performance, Inc. maximizing employee engagement, motivation and performance by promoting organizational wellbeing. Their division, Fast Focus Careers helps individuals excel. www.APerformanceInc.com

Click here to view webinar.

New methods to delivering care that can save your employees money and keep them out of surgery

Thursday, April 14, 2016  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)
Join us to discuss two new entities in Northeast Ohio that strive to save patients money and time in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions.  Founded by internationally renowned shoulder surgeon Reuben Gobezie, MD, GO Ortho is an urgent care specifically designed to get patients in front of an orthopedic specialist fast. The facility saves them the hassle of going to the ER and more importantly the ER level price tag. GO Ortho offers same day appointments that are billed as regular orthopedic office visits.

GO Ortho’s sister practice, Regen Orthopedics, uses the latest advances in regenerative medicine, to provide non-surgical treatment for pain using your own adult stem cells. These treatments enable your own adult stem cells to repair injured tissues, reduce inflammation and stop pain. Patients have been able to avoid costly surgeries, physical therapy and/or ongoing steroid treatment for pain.

Trevor Bullock, DO, CAQSM – Medical Director
Dr. Trevor Bullock is a board-certified, orthopedic specialist with fellowship training in sports medicine. He has treated athletes in a number of different capacities as a team physician on the professional, collegiate and high school levels throughout Ohio. Dr. Bullock has served as a team physician for the Cleveland Arrows (AA team for Cleveland Indians) and Kent State as well as numerous high schools in the area.

Beyond conventional orthopedic treatments, Dr. Bullock also has extensive training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and treats a wide variety of orthopedic injuries with platelet rich plasma and bone marrow concentrate (stem cell) injections.  In addition to overseeing the care of athletes, Dr. Bullock was a former member of Ohio University’s football team and graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

For more information on Regen Orthopedics, visit www.regenorthopedics.com

Lunch Provided

Saving Fitness:A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future

Tuesday, January 12, 2016  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

About half of all U.S. employers now offer financial wellness programs, although how they define them varies. Many companies have long offered lectures on topics like retirement. But increasingly, say analysts tracking the trend, employers are tailoring their programs to the worker — more like a personal trainer who works on your budget rather than your waistline. Come to this Department of Labor train the trainer presentation which should help you with your Financial Wellness program. Take some or all of this presentation to put on your own Savings Fitness program. As more and more wellness programs add a financial component, good sources of free information are always welcome. Take a look at this pdf link “Time is on Your Side” as an example of free information available. Come with your questions and add to this discussion.

$8 meting fee. Lunch provided

Wellness vendor idea exchange

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9 AM

3 Summit Park Conference Room (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

Vendors are an important part of our local wellness environment. At our next meeting we will discuss how the Council can assist wellness vendors better serve companies. Come ready with your idea. All those who attend will have time to present their idea for Council activity. The group will then discuss how an when to implement ideas presented. This meeting is open to both companies and wellness vendors.

 

 

 

 

Vitality Shared Value

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

Come participate in a discussion of shared value and how we need to change our approach to healthcare to be focus on prevention vs. a curative model that is very prominent in the US. The Vitality Group is a member of Discovery Ltd., a prominent international financial services organization. As a pioneer and global leader in the concept of shared value, Discovery was the first insurer in the world to incentivize healthy behavior.

The Vitality approach is centered on this notion of “shared value;” by empowering employees and their families to lead healthier lives, which creates stronger and more profitable businesses. Shared value is not a new idea, but it’s rare to see in action in the healthcare industry. Vitality connects everyone across the system, enabling them to create value and manage risks — together. They are committed to this model built on powerful incentives, even for themselves. If the Vitality program doesn’t yield the expected results, companies will pay less.

Vitality has been successful in their approach and recently recognized in Fortune 51 List of Companies Changing the World. Vitalities’ client, McKesson, was just named the 2015 winner of the C. Everett Koop Award this week at the Hero Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

About Vitality:

We bring a global perspective through successful partnerships with large employers and best-in-class insurers around the world, including the United States (John Hancock), United Kingdom (Vitality Health, Vitality Life), China (Ping-an), Singapore (AIA) and Australia (AIA). Our history and DNA is insurance, and as such, we are able to seamlessly link insurance impact with wellness activity. Our program is driven by rich data – 220 million months of global member data collected over the past 20 years.

Lunch provided

 

 

LiveHealth Online

Tuesday, September 15, 2015  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

LiveHealth Online – A convenient and secure way to see a highly-trained, board certified doctor in 10 minutes or less that saves employees time and money while reducing health care expenses for employers.

Let’s face it, everyone is busy these days. Trying to schedule a doctor’s visit to deal with an acute, non-emergency health issue can be time consuming and may involve a wait of several days to get in. Finding and going to an Urgent Care facility where wait times are typically high and with crowded waiting rooms is not always an option.  Going to the Emergency Room can result in long wait times and costs that typically reach over  $1,000. The good news is, Anthem has created an innovative solutions that addresses all of these issues. It is called LiveHealth Online. A 24/7 telehealth solution that allows employees to get the care they need, when they need it most.  Using LiveHealth Online you can see a doctor in 10 minutes or less on your phone, tablet or computer. It’s simple to use and very convenient.

Join us Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 12 noon at 3 Summit Park Auditorium,  to learn how Anthem can potentially save employers and members thousands of dollars annually by getting employees to utilize LiveHealth Online for the appropriate acute care conditions.

LiveHealth Online. In this session you will learn:

  • What is telehealth, and how is it being used in the marketplace
  • Anthem’s LiveHealth Online innovative solution
  • Outcomes you can expect

About the speaker: Sharon Boose is the Sales Director at LiveHealth Online and can be reached at sharon.boose@livehealthonline.com.

Lunch provided

Link to NBGH Telehealth list NBGHTELEHEALTHJUNE2015

Vitality

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  noon – 1 pm
3 Summit Park Auditorium (Lower Level)
Independence, OH
(just west of Rockside at 77 exit)

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