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Five Tips for Launching a Successful Biometric Screening Program

Biometric screenings are a core and critical component of a successful wellness program that can be a powerful motivator for change.  They quickly and accurately help people identify their unique health risks, provide members a live health coaching opportunity with a qualified health care professional, and move people to take action towards improving their health. 

Planning and scheduling biometrics requires significant logistics management and without careful planning, can quickly become overwhelming.  Here are five tips to setting up a biometric screening program that runs smoothly and seamlessly from start to finish.

Tip 1: Outsource Logistics Coordination

Once you’ve decided to schedule a biometric screening program, find a wellness partner who can take on all planning and logistics coordination.  The best wellness partner will take care of all setup and coordination necessary to execute the screening program.  This includes being...

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US Wellness Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

Twenty years ago I founded US Wellness with the idea that we could help people live happier, healthier lives by providing health education services where people live, work and play.  We were at the forefront of a wellness revolution in 1997!

Through our service to employers, retailers, and community organizations, we have touched millions of people nationwide. Our health care professionals have inspired thousands to live healthier, more meaningful and productive lives.  We couldn’t be prouder of the work that we do every day and the impact we have on the lives and families of so many Americans.  

A primary factor in our success is our focus on quality and superior customer service. In thinking back to some of our early days there is one memory that stands out vividly.  In response to a call to action by Oprah Winfrey and Walgreens, we supported a week-long diabetes awareness screening program in over 3,500 pharmacies across the US.  It just so happened that...

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How to reach across the generational gap in wellness

Let’s face it: millennials have a bad reputation in the workforce.  Often labeled as entitled, impatient, and always multitasking, millennials are seeking a “work-life” balance (often with most of the emphasis on life!). But as our workforce continues to age, millennials are here to stay. And employers with a wellness program are now tasked with designing a program that meets the unique needs of a multigenerational workforce.

A 20-something worker just out of college has different priorities and health risks than someone who has been in the workforce for several decades, and most wellness programs don’t have extra room in their budgets to offer programs that appeal to each generation.  So, how do you do it?

Here are some of the ways that we can reach all generations with our wellness programming:

  • Play to your strengths – Each generation comes with unique talents and strengths – take advantage of that! ...
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Congratulations to our client CNSI for receiving two Alliance for Workplace Excellence Awards!

June 16, 2017

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Here's to our client CNSI, for receiving its 2017 Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) Seal of Approval and Health and Wellness Awards in 2017!  AWE recognizes companies that support their employees, communities and environment through programs that build excellence in the workplace.  

Learn more: http://www.cns-inc.com/news-and-press/press/cnsi-recognized-two-alliance-workplace-excellence-awardshttp://www.cns-inc.com/news-and-press/press/cnsi-recognized-two-alliance-workplace-excellence-awards  

We are proud to be supporting CNSI's efforts to building a stronger and healthier workforce.

-Nicole Donnelly, Senior Manager

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How to build successful online wellness programs

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, it's no surprise that online education has become a cost-effective model for schools, businesses, and even wellness programs. With 84% of our population reporting home access to a computer1, onlinei educational modules are a great alternative to lunch-and-learn events that require coordination of a speaker's schedule, office space, and often a healthy mean. 

When employers make online learning available, they allow all employees to have access to the same information with the ability to learn conveniently from the comfort of home or work. Sounds great, right? There's a catch: not all educational modules are created equal. So, what should you look for when considering an online learning module?

  1. Is the program cusomizable for my population? Understanding what your population needs is one of the first steps when offering a wellness program. At US Wellness, we learn...
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You are one of the key drivers in a total lifestyle change of my wife and myself. Together we lost 60 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years. You help keep us accountable.

Written By Employee at Microsoft

Since switching to US Wellness from another vendor we have realized a 108% increase in wellness portal utilization in just six months and our total costs decreased by 40%!

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I LOVE US Wellness. The wellness portal has so many resources and I love how automated everything is.

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Our onsite screening event could not have gone any better. The staff was wonderful and the event flowed smoothly and no one had to wait. The US Wellness lead was very thorough in her communications and expectations of her staff.

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I’m so impressed with this team from start to finish! We appreciate the responsiveness and collaboration. You all do such a great job!

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On behalf of the entire team, thank you for another successful implementation. It seems like we launched this program just the other day and here we are all wrapped up. I also want to express my satisfaction with the physician form process that you managed this year. The process was very smooth.

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I love working for US Wellness as a health screener. You always provide me with the information I need to do my job well at the screening events. Thank you for helping me do a great job!

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We’ve had such positive feedback on the US Wellness team. They are always on time, very professional, and very efficient. We are very pleased with the quality of service!

Written By unknown8

The biometric screening events are going really well and your team as always is on top of it. Thanks for being such a great partner!

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We could not have asked for a better team than the one led by US Wellness this last week during our screenings.  They showed up early, were efficient, and all had very positive and helpful attitudes.  They were a great team and provided the City employees with first class service.  I am positive they had an impact on several employees who will hopefully use this screening as a motivator for better health … I know it will be a motivator for me!  They represented US Wellness as a top notch, customer focused group and we could not have been more pleased with their work.

 

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