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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308039
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Health and Wellness in Academic Settings
Author(s):
Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

As healthcare costs escalate, the United States is focused on prevention as never before and more wellness programs are being created in corporations and institutions across the country. Workplace wellness programs have been the focus of healthcare reform proposals and are important strategies in Healthy People 2020. Because employees spend the majority of their working hours in the workplace, it is an excellent venue to promote wellness.. Multiple studies have shown that wellness programs delivered in the workplace lead to reductions in healthcare costs and health insurance premiums (Chapman, 2012). Individuals who are healthier are more productive and miss less work (Baicker, Cutler & Song, 2010; Chapman, 2012).  Although many worksites provide some type of health promotion programs, few provide wide scale comprehensive and integrated programs recommended in Healthy People 2020 that include health education, worksite screening that is followed by appropriate interventions, and integration of the program into the organizational structure. Innovative programs are needed that will lead to evidence-based screening and intervention strategies as well as new models of health promotion and trans-disciplinary care that enhances Americans’ health outcomes and, at the same time, decrease costs.  This paper will describe the comprehensive strategy that The Ohio State University is implementing to enhance the health and wellness of its faculty, staff and students, including: Wide-scale emphasis on health, well-being and prevention; Programs that are predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory; Emphasis on building an innovative culture and ecosystem of wellness; Frameworks for the various components of wellness; Evidence-based screening and risk stratification with interventions targeted to individuals at risk for or with chronic conditions; Recognition and rewards; Leader participation and role-modeling; Quality improvement and outcomes monitoring; Use of innovative technology for social networking, engagement, gaming, and ease of use; Formation of public-private partnerships.
Keywords:
organizational culture; wellness; healthy work environment
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Health and Wellness in Academic Settingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMelnyk, Bernadette Mazureken_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsBernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308039-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>As healthcare costs escalate, the United States is focused on prevention as never before and more wellness programs are being created in corporations and institutions across the country. Workplace wellness programs have been the focus of healthcare reform proposals and are important strategies in Healthy People 2020. Because employees spend the majority of their working hours in the workplace, it is an excellent venue to promote wellness.. Multiple studies have shown that wellness programs delivered in the workplace lead to reductions in healthcare costs and health insurance premiums (Chapman, 2012). Individuals who are healthier are more productive and miss less work (Baicker, Cutler & Song, 2010; Chapman, 2012).  Although many worksites provide some type of health promotion programs, few provide wide scale comprehensive and integrated programs recommended in Healthy People 2020 that include health education, worksite screening that is followed by appropriate interventions, and integration of the program into the organizational structure. Innovative programs are needed that will lead to evidence-based screening and intervention strategies as well as new models of health promotion and trans-disciplinary care that enhances Americans’ health outcomes and, at the same time, decrease costs.  This paper will describe the comprehensive strategy that The Ohio State University is implementing to enhance the health and wellness of its faculty, staff and students, including: Wide-scale emphasis on health, well-being and prevention; Programs that are predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory; Emphasis on building an innovative culture and ecosystem of wellness; Frameworks for the various components of wellness; Evidence-based screening and risk stratification with interventions targeted to individuals at risk for or with chronic conditions; Recognition and rewards; Leader participation and role-modeling; Quality improvement and outcomes monitoring; Use of innovative technology for social networking, engagement, gaming, and ease of use; Formation of public-private partnerships.en_GB
dc.subjectorganizational cultureen_GB
dc.subjectwellnessen_GB
dc.subjecthealthy work environmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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