Health & Wellness Strategies

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February is American Heart Month! On Friday, February 5th this year, National Wear Red Day® will occur to promote awareness of heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and the American Heart Association, along with other organizations, has tools and resources available to help get the word out. Through this, a national awareness campaign called The Heart Truth was created. It uses a red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women.

View National Wear Red Day Toolkit

What else can you do besides wear red? Assess your heart health! Check out these online assessments and quizzes from the American Heart Association to see how you're doing. Or better yet, get to your doctor for your annual preventive exam and talk about your risk before it's too late.




2016 Wellness Trends Include Emphasis on Well-Being

A new trend in wellness going into 2016 is for companies to look beyond reducing health care costs and create programs that focus on employee overall well-being, says LuAnn Heinen, a vice president at the National Business Group on Health. Other 2016 trends include financial wellness assistance, creating physical health initiatives that provide a positive experience, increased use of DNA testing and genetics, and expansion of mental health benefits.
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Survey: 60% of HR Leaders Use Wellness to Improve Engagement

A survey of more than 1,000 human resources professionals found 60% use wellness programs to improve employee engagement, while 53% use them to boost productivity and 52.8% use them to achieve a better organizational culture. The survey was conducted by Virgin Pulse and Human Capital Media.


Physician: Wellness Plans Should Target Metabolic Risk Factors

Company wellness programs may control health costs by helping employees reduce their metabolic risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol which studies link to heart disease, diabetes and other conditions, writes Dr. Paul Mulhausen, chief medical officer for Telligen. He adds that studies show wellness initiatives that reduce metabolic risks lead to reductions in health care, pharmacy and short-term disability costs.



A multisite client was looking for ways motivate its employees to build better physical activity habits. The employer, capitalizing on the employees’ competitive spirit, gave each a Fitbit. The employer also allowed employees to receive a reduction in their employee health insurance premiums for participating in the Fitbit Challenge.

The employer had an excellent response to the Fitbit Challenge, earning a 98% participation rate. In addition, teams mixed with employees from different offices increased morale and collaboration between offices. Employees were found to be encouraging each other and engaging in their health on a daily basis.

Are you looking for new and unique ways to better engage your employees? Connect with your Hylant health strategist to discuss ways we can help.





Summit County Worksite Wellness Conference
March 10, 2016
The Tangier
Akron, Ohio

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Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) Summit
April 25-26, 2016
Hilton Orlando
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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American Journal of Health Promotion Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
April 27-29, 2016
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, Florida

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Health Means Business Forums in Indiana

February 5, 2016

A healthier Indiana will result in an even stronger state economic position. With this important mission–part of the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan–in mind, you are invited to attend one of 10 national Health Means Business forums. The forum will leverage the influence of local, regional and state businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through education, employment and income.

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Upcoming NWI Worksite Wellness Certification Programs

The National Wellness Institute is presenting both the Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager (CWWPM) certification programs:

  • St. Paul, Minnesota: CWWS, June 25-26, 2016; CWWPM, June 27-28, 2016

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WellCert Worksite Wellness Certification Training

WellCert is one of the largest and oldest worksite wellness certification programs in the world, having trained more than 3,000 professionals since 2006. WellCert is the preferred wellness certification of leading insurers, wellness councils, top consultancies and wellness thought leaders.

  • Troy, Michigan: February 23-24, 2016, WellCert Level 1

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Hylant Learn & Connect \\ Let’s Discuss…

Join the worksite wellness conversation with quarterly events hosted by the Hylant – Fort Wayne office. Connect with peers and a local expert to discuss best practices for worksite health improvement initiatives.

2016 remaining dates:

  • April 14
  • July 14
  • October 13

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