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Vitality Group Featured as Health Innovation Leader in New World Economic Forum ReportVitality Group’s program has been featured as a leading innovator in health in a report by the World Economic Forum. Published in collaboration with Willis Towers Watson, the report was released today at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Leveraging principles of behavioral economics that were originally pioneered by Nobel prize-winning psychologist,...
Derek Yach | Jan 19, 2017
behavioral economics, behaviors, chronic disease, Daniel Kahneman, engagement, Health, healthy food, innovation, nudges, physical activity, prevention, Vitality, Willis Towers Watson, workplace health, World Economic Forum
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Protecting Heart Health on World Heart DayToday is World Heart Day 2016, an annual event established to educate people on heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. A few simple steps – moving more, eating healthier, cutting down on alcohol, not or stopping smoking, and adhering to...
Cary Conway | Sep 29, 2016
alcohol use, employers, medication adherence, Nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, workplace health, World Heart Day, World Heart Federation
UHC and informal workplacesThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Public–Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety (PPP Forum) held their inaugural meeting July 29 and 30, 2014 and recently published their recommendations in the report: “Approaches to Universal Health Coverage and Occupational Health and Safety for the Informal Workforce in Developing Countries.” Informal employment...
Cother Hajat | Aug 1, 2016
data, environment, innovation, National Academy of Sciences, workplace health, World Health Organization
Women’s Health in the WorkplaceWorkplaces provide opportunities to incorporate healthy lifestyles into everyday activities. According to a 2016 Mercer report, “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive”, workplace health programs can be a key factor in a company’s long-term ability to engage and retain female talent in its workforce and improve gender diversity. Poor health, unhealthy behaviors, and stressors can lead...
Cother Hajat, Kristie Willenborg | Jul 7, 2016
female talent, health metrics, International Integrated Reporting Council, Mercer, screening, women's health, workplace health, workplace well-being
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Vitality walks the walk … and not just to be active!The Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces recently hosted the 4th Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Summit on June 7 at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Derek Yach, Vitality’s Chief Health Officer, was slated to present the keynote – but that’s not the only reason we were psyched to attend. Months earlier we applied for...
Jonathan Dugas | Jun 28, 2016
american university, global centre for healthy workplaces, healthy workspaces, monash university, Unilever, well-being, workplace health
Placing Health at the Heart of Sustainability: Lessons from the EnvironmentIn 2000, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced the establishment of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a unique organization dedicated to collaborating with businesses across sectors to promote responsible practices. At the launch, Kofi Annan outlined nine guiding principles for responsible businesses that focused on human rights, labor standards, and the environment. Anti-corruption...
Gillian Christie & Derek Yach | Jun 23, 2016
Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ESG, FTSE4Good Index Series, global health, Health, King III, national academies of sciences, shared value, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Global Compact, workplace health
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EEOC Ruling on Workplace Health ProgramsThe US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its final rules on May 16, 2016. The regulations outline the extent to which employers can provide financial incentives to employees (up to 30% of the cost of their least expensive major medical insurance plan) to participate in the program, in addition to a number of other...
Gillian Christie | May 26, 2016
ACA, ADA, EEOC, GINA, Guidelines for Personalized Health Technology, HIPAA, workplace health, workplace well-being
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Workplace Health Programs Linked to Improved Stock PerformanceNew research has just been published demonstrating that companies with best in class workplace health programs tend to outperform their peers in terms of stock performance. The key take-away is that investing in evidence-based employee health programs is a proxy for other highly effective business practices and great governance. Three studies published by Ray Fabius,...
Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 8, 2016
ACOEM, C. Everett Koop Award, CEOs, Davos, employee health, evidence-based, financial performance, good governance, health metrics, HERO, investing in health, JOEM, Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Michael O'Donnell, Ray Fabius, reporting on health, Ron Goetzel, Ron Loeppke, South Africa, stock performance, USA, workplace health, World Economic Forum
Webinar Series 6: The Battle Against Tobacco is not Over but There are Innovative SolutionsWATCH THE WEBCAST OF WEBINAR SERIES 6 HERE. Webinar 6 - The Battle Against Tobacco is not Over but There are Innovative Solutions, by David Abrams and Mark Cunningham-Hill Learning objectives – On completion of this webinar the participant should be able to Evaluate the costs of tobacco smoking to the workplace Demonstrate the association between tobacco...
Feb 18, 2015
ACA, behavioral economics, e-cigarettes, evidence-based, global burden of disease, impact, innovation, J&J, Legacy, NRT, Tobacco, tobacco cessation, webinar, workplace health
Webinar Series 5: Practical ways to Boost Engagement in Health ProgramsWATCH WEBINAR SERIES 5 HERE. Webinar 5: Practical ways to Boost Engagement in Health Programs in Organizations, by Gerri Burruel and Francois Millard Learning objectives – On completion of this webinar the participant should be able to Outline the latest evidence on the impact that high engagement in health programs can have on a business Describe tangible methods...
Jan 14, 2015
behavioral economics, engagement, evidence-based, global burden of disease, impact, innovation, McKesson, TVG, webinar, workplace health