“workplace health” Articles

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Vitality Group Featured as Health Innovation Leader in New World Economic Forum Report

Vitality 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
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Protecting Heart Health on World Heart Day

Today 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
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New Research

UHC and informal workplaces

The 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
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New Research

Women’s Health in the Workplace

Workplaces 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
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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
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Placing Health at the Heart of Sustainability: Lessons from the Environment

In 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
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EEOC Ruling on Workplace Health Programs

The 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
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Workplace Health Programs Linked to Improved Stock Performance

New 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
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Webinar Series 6: The Battle Against Tobacco is not Over but There are Innovative Solutions

WATCH 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
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Webinar Series 5: Practical ways to Boost Engagement in Health Programs

WATCH 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
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