- 55% reduction in high and moderate health risks from 2010 to 2019
- 5.1% reduction in the average number of health risks from 2017 to 2018
- 12% overall improvement in employees and their spouses’ annual risk status from 2017 to 2018
BP faces a variety of challenges in the structure of its employee health program. Employees are geographically dispersed across the globe, work schedules vary greatly and work environments range from corporate desk jobs to refineries. BP worked with StayWell to develop a national program that meets the needs of ALL employees with a comprehensive program designed with easy-to-use online tracking tools and personalized communications.
CHS was committed to improving employee health, but knew a one-size-fits-all wellness approach wouldn’t work. So they partnered with StayWell to build a program outreach that is customizable for all their different locations. From on-site Wellness Champions and varied communication tools, to health screenings offered closer to employees, CHS leadership now has a workplace that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
On October 24, 2019
By Erin Seaverson, senior director of research and evaluation at StayWell Employees who are engaged with their workplace well-being program feel more connected to their company and its culture—making them healthier, happier employees who are more likely to be present at work and stick with their company in the long run.
On October 23, 2019
Jordan Lamar has a deep passion for health and well-being. Here’s how it started, and how she’s followed it on a journey to faraway destinations, and a greater meaning closer to home.
On October 17, 2019
Aldo Cipriotti, StayWell senior program manager for the Volvo Group and Mack Trucks, has spent his career improving health outcomes and helping people live healthier lives. His commitment to these endeavors was only strengthened after he lost his wife, Nicole, to breast cancer in 2017.
On October 3, 2019
By Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell Burnout is an epidemic that is rapidly spreading for all types of health care employees. Surgical residents in particular have one of the higher rates with nearly 70% reporting feelings of burnout.
On October 1, 2019
By Brooke C. Wheeler, senior medical writer at StayWell The health care industry continues to make major advancements that improve patients’ health and lives. Yet health care providers still face an ongoing fundamental challenge: ensuring that patients understand their own medical conditions and treatment plans.
On September 29, 2019
By Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell You only have one heart—and you want to keep it at its healthiest. While you can’t do anything about some heart disease risks—like age, sex, or family history—you can make small changes to daily habits to lower your risk.
On September 27, 2019
Guest post from the staff at the American Lung Association, a proud StayWell partner Fever, cough, chills, sore throat…could it be the flu? Millions of Americans get the flu each year, with a large number ending up in the hospital because of it (710,000 were hospitalized from 2017 to 2018). The contagious respiratory infection affects the entire body and is typically spread when a person coughs or sneezes.
On September 23, 2019
By Kathryn Gerlock, VP of information security at StayWell Information security is a critical component to nearly every business these days, but it’s especially important when it comes to protecting highly sensitive health information. News stories continue to report on recent hacks, an increase in security threats, and the expanding lengths businesses are going to maintain higher security measures. As more work moves to technology platforms and cloud-based systems, the need for stronger IT...
On September 17, 2019
By Stefan Gingerich, M.S., Senior research analyst, StayWell StayWell’s employee well-being program, called Bean—a light-hearted nod to “well-being” and “human being”—gives us a chance to have fun with the work we do each day on behalf of the health systems, insurers, employers, and associations that we serve. It’s also an opportunity to sustain our commitment to using evidence-based strategies and determine how to establish the kind of culture that is effective for employees.
On September 12, 2019
By Erin Seaverson, senior director, research and evaluation at StayWell Getting high levels of employee participation in well-being programs has been a top priority for employers for a long time. It’s also been used as a main indicator of program success. But defining and measuring meaningful participation has remained a constant challenge.
On August 28, 2019
By Amy VanStee, editorial director at StayWell With the sheer volume of information bombarding us daily through social media, email, and texts, it’s easy for your message to get lost in the noise. That makes print an attention-getting way to reach consumers—and a smart addition to your health care marketing mix.
On August 26, 2019
Guest post from the staff at the American Lung Association, a proud StayWell partner For the more than 6 million children living with asthma, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out new supplies and a backpack. Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and a main reason why students miss school due to illness (10+ million school days lost every year).
On August 22, 2019
By Robert Jones, chief financial officer at StayWell Research continues to show that workplace volunteerism provides both mental and physical well-being benefits, from reducing stress to boosting self-esteem. More than 50% of organizations participate in some form of volunteer program, but only 26% allow paid volunteer leave, according to SHRM’s 2019 Employee Benefits Survey.
On August 20, 2019
By StayWell patient education experts As the health care industry continues to focus on patient-centered care, providers strive to enhance the quality of care they deliver—with patient education that can make it easier for patients to understand and actively manage their health.
On August 15, 2019
By: Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell We’re in the middle of the “dog days” of August, which typically bring very hot, sultry temperatures to many regions around the country. For those who work outside, unbearable temperatures not only make it challenging to get the job done but can also create a dangerous working environment.
On August 14, 2019
By StayWell FHIR experts Better coordination, better care, better outcomes. These are shared goals across health care, and using innovative technologies, like SMART on FHIR®, is how to reach them. These technologies have the ability to create a smooth information exchange, in a secure manner, without custom code.
On August 7, 2019
Guest post from the staff at the American Lung Association, a proud StayWell partner Given the popularity of e-cigarettes, researchers have been working hard to debunk the belief that they are less harmful than traditional cigarettes. One recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine is giving the concerns behind vaping some additional traction.
On August 6, 2019
By Karen LaVine, health coach at StayWell While many of us are crawling into bed at the end of the day, just as many doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, and other late-shift workers are clocking in at work. About 15% of Americans who work full time do so outside of a typical 9-to-5 schedule.
On July 31, 2019
By Denise Spillane, senior vice president of marketing at StayWell A barely-moving morning rush hour makes you late for an important meeting. There’s more gridlock at lunch—this time, it’s the long line to use the kitchen microwave. Traffic jams on your commute home meaning you won’t make it the dry cleaners—again—to pick up your cleaning. You decide to set the alarm even earlier tomorrow.
On July 26, 2019
By: Dr. David Gregg, chief medical officer at StayWell Modern medicine has worked near miracles treating ailments, illnesses, and pain. While the achievements and necessity of medication can’t be overstated, there are also several downsides to the wide availability of pain killers, such as opioids, for pain management.
We live in the Information Age, the Age of Technology, and the Age of Personalization. That's why we leverage personalized technology and information to help employees achieve their health and wellness goals and measure their success in real time.
The workplace culture of your company is arguably the most important thing your company has going for it. We’re here to help you make sure your culture is a healthy one.
Better health and well-being should be enough reward. But sometimes employees need added incentive to get moving down that path. We're your experts when it comes to when, how, where to dangle the carrot.
Some employers keep their employees on a need-to-know basis. When it comes to health and well-being, everyone needs to know. Then you can get them engaged and keep them motivated.
Wellness is a way of life. It can also be a great way to work. And the best way to bring wellness to any workforce is to be right there on-site, on the job every day.
How do you get to the goal line? One step at a time. Every step of the way, our coaches are right there with your employees to help them stay motivated and on track to achieve their goals.
We are a "people first" organization, but we have to be honest. We love the numbers. There's no such thing as too much data, especially when that data has the power to drive action and help people achieve their wellness goals.