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Helping others be well together

Helping you spread wellness throughout your organization is our goal. Moreover, as your partner, we also want to make your job as a wellness professional easier. The ever-changing universe of wellness information is vast and can be time consuming to navigate. Therefore, we’ve compiled and narrowed down some resources we believe provide a compelling case for wellness programs in general and mind-body-spirit wellness programs specifically.

Research

Yoga as Medicine – Research study results of the effectiveness of yoga in treating various health issues.
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What Stress Costs You – Chart on the costs of leading stress related illnesses to corporations.
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pdf downloadThe Health and Economic Implications of Worksite Wellness Programs White Paper
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pdf downloadStressed Less According to Dr. Seaward, there are really four techniques that should be employed to better cope with stress.
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Wellness in the News

First official National Yoga Month designated by the Department of Health & Human Services
September marks a significant milestone in the “yoga for health” movement. It is the first official National Yoga Month (designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to better their own well-being.
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GE Looks to Prevention to Hold Down Employee Health Costs
General Electric announced that it is aiming to hold growth of health-care spending for its 300,000 employees below the rate of inflation by focusing more on prevention. GE said it is converting 175 company-run health centers into “wellness clinics.”
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Worksite Wellness Programs Are More Important During Challenging Times
The challenging economic times we now face makes it critically important to keep employees healthy, productive, and on the job. In 2008, polls taken by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and CIGNA suggest that as many as a quarter to a third of Americans have avoided physician visits to save money.
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Program Development And Management Tips and Tools

pdf downloadWhat is Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction (MBSR)?
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pdf downloadBenefits of Mind-Body Wellness Programs in the Workplace. 
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pdf downloadWhy Choose Unity’s Wellness Programs?
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pdf downloadKeys to Wellness Program Success.
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pdf downloadWellness Program Readiness Checklist.
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pdf downloadNational Wellness Calendar, Events and Health Observances.
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Worksite Wellness Resource Kit
Wellness Kit designed to assist organizations with the implementation of successful Wellness programs regardless of organization size and resources.
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“Getting Through Tough Economic Times”
Offers practical advice on identifying health concerns, developing coping skills and locating helpful resources.
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Employer Health Asset Management: A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Your Employees and Your Organization. Guide to help decision makers make employee health an integral part of their human capital management strategy.
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Wellness Benchmarks
WELCOA developed has identified seven key benchmarks of success. Specifically, these seven benchmarks are inherent in companies that have built results-oriented workplace wellness programs.
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Well Workplace Checklist
The Well Workplace Checklist is an interactive assessment that will help you determine how your organization is doing with respect to developing a results-oriented worksite wellness program. The Checklist was designed as a tool to assist WELCOA member companies in assessing their organization’s wellness program against the Seven Benchmarks of results-oriented wellness programs.
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Partnership for Prevention/U.S. Chamber of Commerce report
Partnership for Prevention and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are proud to have developed a new guide as a powerful tool for employers. Real examples and strategies from employers of every size demonstrate the business case for investing in employee health.
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The Change Agent Work Group Employer Health Asset Management Report
A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Your Employees and Your Organization.
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Wellness Web sites

Yoga Health Foundation
The Yoga Health Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote preventive health care and inspire a healthy lifestyle. We are dedicated to inspire the Nation to create a healthy lifestyle through prevention. We will achieve this goal through national and community awareness campaigns and educational programs reaching especially at-risk children and adults.
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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides an expansive Work site Wellness Resource Kit that helps develop, implement and evaluate wellness programs.
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Free and Useful Health and Fitness Resources
Offers free online presentations and health calculators, tools and tips on health, diet and fitness
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Wellness Council of America
As North America’s premier resource for worksite wellness, the Wellness Council of America is dedicated to helping organizations of all kinds build and sustain results-oriented wellness programs.
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American Institute for Preventative Medicine
American Institute for Preventative Medicine is an internationally recognized authority on the development and implementation of health promotion, wellness, medical self-care, and disease management programs and publications
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American Institute of Stress
The American Institute of Stress is a non-profit organization that provides reports on the latest advances in stress research and relevant health issues.
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Stressfully Speaking Blog
Dr. Seaward, internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management speaks out on his blog on topics of mind-body spirit healing and stress management.
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The Institute for Health and Productivity Management
IHPM was created in 1997 to make employee health an investment in corporate success through enhanced workplace performance.
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Global Health Council
Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
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Partnership for Prevention
Partnership for Prevention is a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans. They seek to increase investment in preventing disease and promoting health and to make prevention a national priority.
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National Wellness Institute
Founded in 1977, the National Wellness Institute, Inc. (NWI) was formed to realize the mission of providing health promotion and wellness professionals unparalleled resources and services that fuel professional and personal growth.
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America Journal Health Promotion
The American Journal of Health Promotion, was launched in 1986 as the first peer reviewed journal devoted to health promotion and it remains the largest, with subscribers in all 50 United States and about 40 other countries.
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The WorkCare Group, Inc
The WorkCare Group is a recognized authority on worksite health promotion and total life management.
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