WELLNESS JUNCTION
PROFESSIONAL UPDATE
Published by
The Wellness Management Information Center
February 17, 2011

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In This Issue ...
  • Evaluating Oncology Management Programs
  • Person-To-Person Can Make The Difference
  • Three Top Internet Marketing Strategies for Hospice
  • Guidelines Needed For Gyms With Quality Services, Ethics And Professionalism
  • Workplace Wellness Management Education and Training Series on CD
  • Peer Support Offers Promise for Reducing Depression Symptoms

  • Person-To-Person Can Make The Difference

    Personal involvement with participants seemed to drive up satisfaction with wellness initiatives, said Patty Calvier, Intel senior project manager, when discussing Intel's global health wellness program during an audio Webinar, sponsored by Wellness Management Information Center.

    Clavier explained that between the two different types of coaching offered - on-site or telephonic - the highest rates of satisfaction are associated with personal face-to-face coaching.

    In both the U.S. and across the globe, two different health risk assessments are used, said Clavier, but people tend to "prefer the idea of working with someone in a health check setting or health coaching setting ... so when it's a person, the satisfaction goes up; when it's a person [compared] to [a] computer, there is not as much satisfaction."


    Three Top Internet Marketing Strategies for Hospice

    Audio Conference Now Available on CD-ROM

    Family caregivers are turning to the Internet for answers. Meet them where they are going! In this new program, we will talk about the three Web strategies most likely to help your hospice or palliative care program connect with Boomer daughters and sons: Search Engine Optimization; E-newsletters; and Blogging.

    The Internet is a 24/7 billboard for your hospice or palliative care program. You do not need strong programming skills to leverage the Web. With strategic decisions, you can match your goals to the appropriate tools so you are most likely to meet qualified prospects. With thoughtful planning, your Internet presence can also help you network more effectively with your referrers.

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    Guidelines Needed For Gyms With Quality Services, Ethics And Professionalism

    How do you choose what gyms to promote to your employees or members while ensuring quality services?

    And, how do you prevent any and every gym or studio in your city or community from promoting their services by offering "discounts" to your employees? These were questions recently put to the members of the Wellness Manager Discussion Group.

    The member, a senior employee health promotion program manager, also sought suggestions for guidelines for promoting local gym discounts to employees.


    Workplace Wellness Management Education and Training Series on CD

    Four unique conference-seminar training programs on CDs to help develop your wellness programs.

    Part 1: What Wellness Managers, Employers and Health Plans Need to Know About Workplace Wellness Programs Under the Health Reform Act and Other Laws

    Part 2: Organizational Readiness for Workplace Wellness: Are You Ready?

    Part 3: Implementing Wellness and Disease Management Programs

    Part 4: How to Help Employees/Members Adopt Healthy Behavior Changes That Last

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    Peer Support Offers Promise for Reducing Depression Symptoms

    Peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression, a new study by the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Health System finds.

    Programs in which patients and volunteers share information were found to reduce symptoms of depression better than traditional care alone and were about as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, researchers found after analyzing 10 randomized trials of peer support interventions for depression dating from 1987 to 2009.

    The analysis was the first of its kind to look at peer support specifically for depression, says lead author Paul Pfeiffer, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.


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    Evaluating Oncology Management Programs

    Audio Conference Now Available on CD-ROM

    Payers and providers across the country are grappling with choices for programs regarding oncology management and potential collaboration to control costs while also increasing the effectiveness of care. There is a lot of discussion and many models being proposed for management of oncology costs. Both physicians and payers are seeking information to help in separating the wheat from the chaff and looking for help in choosing the best model for their needs especially in this challenging climate.

    This program identifies the issues of concern in oncology management, outlines the current seven models under discussion/implementation, and reviews the players, pros and issues with each model.

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