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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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US Wellness' CEO Co-Chairs Gala & Fund Raiser

June 6, 2017

US Wellness’ CEO, Tori Tomlinson Co-Chairs the Hospice Caring Annual Silver Lining Gala and Fund Raiser. Tori Tomlinson is a Board Member and Volunteer for Hospice Caring a non-profit organization that provides caring, compassionate, practical and high-quality, non-medical support services, without charge, to Montgomery County, Maryland adults and children who are facing a life-threatening illness or are grieving the death of a family member or loved one. Hospice Caring Silver Lining Gala was hosted at the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland in September 24th at 6:00pm.

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Nutrition: Start with Small Changes

March 22, 2017

Most people want to eat healthier but struggle with making a plan and sticking to it. We often set goals that are overly complicated or we set too many goals and quickly become discouraged when we don’t achieve success.

Create an eating style that can improve your health now and in the future by making small changes over time. Consider changes that reflect your personal preferences, culture and traditions. Think of each change as a “win” as you build positive habits and find solutions that reflect your healthy eating style. Use the 5 tips below to find little victories that work for you.

1. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables - Prepare your fruits and vegetables without sauces, gravies, or glazes to lower the amount of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.

2. Make half of your grains whole grains - Find high fiber, whole-grain foods by reading the Nutrition Facts label and ingredients list.

3. Move to low-fat and fat-free dairy - Buy...

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Special Message from Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, US Wellness New York Medical Director

March 15, 2017

Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day! Let's continue to share the love!

I want to keep celebrating happy and healthy hearts for the rest of February! Here are 5 things every woman must know about keeping their hearts happy and healthy. Please join me in sending this message to all of the amazing women in your life so that we can ensure their hearts beat strongly.

Please copy this and paste to your social networks and ask the women you send it to to do the same.

  • Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined and develops over decades
  • It is preventable 80 to 90% of the time - we can do something about it
  • Getting your numbers checked and keeping them in range is the key to health
  • How you live your life - from what you eat to how you move, how you perceive your world are some of the essentials
  • Symptoms of heart disease are often different in women and the diagnosis can sometimes be...
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Wear Red on Friday!

March 15, 2017

Join US Wellness and the LiveRight team in recognition of Wear Red Day this Friday. On Friday, the US Wellness team will join millions of other Americans for National Wear Red Day. Wear your favorite red shirt, or red tie to raise awareness that heart disease—one of the leading causes of death among Americans—is largely preventable. Help us to motivate others to find out their risks and take action to lower them.

The Heart Truth® is a national education program for women that raises awareness about heart disease and its risk factors and educates and motivates them to take action to prevent the disease. The program is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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We are very pleased with our wellness portal adoption rates for our first year!  Wonderful work US Wellness!

Written By HR Director

Thank you so much for always being so proactive and helpful. It make such a huge difference in our ability to run a successful wellness program! 

Written By HR Representative

I am learning a lot from the US Wellness Health Improvement Program videos available on the wellness portal. I went grocery shopping earlier this week on a full stomach. That is a much better way to go, you tend to only get what you need, save money and I don't compulsive buy on what I am craving. Thanks for your help!

Written By Shannon W.

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%!

Written By unknown

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

Written By unknown2

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.

Written By unknown3

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

Written By unknown4

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.

Written By unknown5

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!

Written By unknown7

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!

Written By unknown9

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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On behalf of Syniverse, I would like to thank you and your team for a successful biometrics screening event. Most importantly, we appreciate the exceptional service your screening team gave our employees. We look forward to another successful event next year!

Written By Warren

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to work for US Wellness.  I have to tell you that after many years of working with several different wellness companies, your company US Wellness is by far one of the best. I was so impressed with how organized you all are and how pleasant everyone was to work with. When the equipment arrived...everything was included...and when I had a problem with one shipment d/t UPS problem, you took care of it right away. Leesa was lovely to speak with before and after the event was thanks again.

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