Category Archives: Health

Member Engagement: A “Must-Have” for Health Plans Today

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As Health Reform continues to unfold, the pace of change is picking up speed, as new models of reimbursement, care delivery and access are taking shape. These shifts on the provider side should represent good news for millions of Americans that need better support from the healthcare system, especially since many of those with chronic […]

What Is The Focus of Worksite Wellness Today? – A Series – Health As A Concept (Think About This!)

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Health is certainly the focus of worksite wellness programs today. And you do want your program to have clarity of focus, right? A look at the definitions of health doesn’t really help us to establish what health really is. Beyond the definitions, there are two ways to view health: • The reductionist/mechanistic view • The […]

What Is The Focus of Worksite Wellness Today? – A Series – What Is Health? (Does It Matter?)

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The field and practice of worksite wellness today basically revolves around three terms – health, wellness and wellbeing. Other terms also seen used include: thriving, flourishing, health promotion, optimal living and quality of life. But the big three are health, wellness and wellbeing. Since these terms are used interchangeably or as synonyms, I have wondered […]

What Is Worksite Wellness All About? – A Series – What Is Health Status? (Consider This!)

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The field and practice of worksite wellness today basically revolves around three terms – health, wellness and wellbeing. Other terms also seen used include: thriving, flourishing, health promotion, optimal living and quality of life. But the big three are health, wellness and wellbeing. Since these terms are used interchangeably or as synonyms, I have wondered […]

What Is Worksite Wellness All About? – A Series – The Health Status Concept (Today’s Approach)

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The various definitions of health status indicate that it can be determined on the basis of both objective and subjective measures. Typically, in the workplace, it is determined on the basis of clinical biometric measures such as BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, weight, cholesterol levels and blood sugar level. These objective measures are derived […]

Significance of Public Health for the Health Sector of Pakistan

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Pakistan, as we all know is a developing country and we are currently going through lots of challenges and issues. These issues vary from terrorism, energy crisis and poverty to poorly developed education and health systems. Health, which is the basic human right, has unfortunately not been our priority. This statement is supported by the […]

Government-Run Health Care Cannot Work!

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It would be GREAT if our government could successfully manage American’s Health Care needs. I would be all in if the government guaranteed good health for everyone, and they were even remotely qualified to make such a guarantee. The truth is we all face different health issues at different ages. The recent health issues I […]

What’s The Definition Of Physical Health and Does Good Health Naturally Mean All Natural Is Good?

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Let’s begin with a good health definition in general. The WHO health definition (World Health Organization), albeit from 1948: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Assuming that’s true, what’s the definition of physical health and does good health naturally mean that […]

Wellness Coordinators: Approach Employee Health Holistically (You Can’t Afford Not To!)

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There are multiple determinants to health. And you do want to address as many as you can through your work site wellness program, correct? Essentially, in the workplace setting, employee health is determined as a function of individual practices, organizational practices and the greater community in which the organization resides. In order to approach employee […]

County Health Department – A Great Resource for Physician Groups and Hospitals

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As clinical providers seek ways to improve the health of their patients at the population level, one great resource that they should tap is their county health department. There are many resources and skills that health departments will share with physicians and other providers that will improve their ability to improve the health of their […]