CSWW Provision Guide Miscellaneous Resources for Wellness Leaders

CSWW Provision Guide Miscellaneous Resources for Wellness Leaders

Workplace Health Resource Pages

The CDC Workplace Health Resource Center (WHRC)

The CDC Workplace Health Resource Center (WHRC) is a one-stop shop for workplace health promotion that gives employers resources to create a healthy work environment. It has credible tools and step-by-step resources employers can use to tailor a health promotion program to their unique workplace needs.
https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/initiatives/resource-center/index.html

 

Federal Health Guidelines U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Getting sound advice for what “healthy” actually means can be difficult; there is a lot of contradicting information out there. The following guidelines outline several federal standards for what that means…

The AHA’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit

…Is perfect for looking at food and beverage policies and free to download. It starts with a policy assessment and includes a workplace pledge, sample policy language, resources to share with outside vendors, etc.
https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/company-collaboration/healthy-workplace-food-and-beverage-toolkitAmerican Heart

 

Association Workplace Health:

This library of workplace health resources provides credible and actionable guidance to make improvements in your workplace health program and culture of health environment. With a healthier workforce comes happier employees, improved morale, and increased productivity leading to lower healthcare costs. Protect your most important asset – your employees.

Visit: https://www.heart.org/en/professional/workplace-health/workplace-health-achievement-index/employer-resources-for-success

Think Health St. Louis- Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

Provides local employers with resources to enhance business-community collaborations for the implementation of evidence-based employee well-being programs. Resources are categorized through: Local Events Calendar, Tools and Programs, Evidence-Based Practices, Community Engagement, Surveys and Research, Scorecards and Awards.
https://www.thinkhealthstl.org/index.php?module=Tiles&controller=index&action=display&alias=WorksiteWellnessResourceGuide

 

Right Direction – Free workplace mental health guidance

Right Direction is a free initiative designed to provide employers with tools and actionable strategies to raise awareness about depression and to improve workplace mental health for a happier, more engaged, and productive workplace. The program features turnkey and customizable resources and materials to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking behaviors.
https://www.rightdirectionforme.com/for-employers/resources/

 

Breastfeeding resources

Misc. Events & Education

BJC Events Page

Large list of Events, Educational opportunities, and health trainings- free (sometimes at low-cost) to the community. Class topics cover a wide variety of subject areas for families, children, seniors. Class offerings often include: fighting fatigue, Fitness for older adults, early parenting, childbirth preparation, weight management, diabetes management etc.
https://www.bjcstcharlescounty.org/Events/Health-Screenings

Workplace Wellness Certification – Work@Health Training

an employer-based training program. The ultimate aim of the program is to improve the organizational health of participating employers and certified trainers, with an emphasis on strategies to reduce chronic disease and injury risk to employees and an eye to improving overall worker productivity
https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/initiatives/workathealth/index.html

Oasis Lifelong Adventure – for older adults

A pioneer in healthy aging for more than 35 years, Oasis has helped thousands of older adults across the country satisfy their curiosity, take charge of their health and discover the joy of giving back to their communities. Satisfying curiosity through lifelong learning More than 135,000 adults take over 7,640 lifelong learning classes each year. Locally-developed classes in the arts and humanities Award-winning technology training with the Oasis Connections Program Taking charge of health More than 12,500 classes are offered nationwide each year. Evidence-based programs for falls prevention, chronic disease self-management and peer-led discussion groups Exercise, fitness and wellness classes
Learn More Here

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

…Provides support and guidance to help survivors rebuild and gain strength. This 12-week program for adult cancer survivors meets twice a week. YMCA wellness coaches work with each participant to fit the program to his or her individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, and supportive cancer care.

A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program, so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery but as a way of life.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is offered at no cost to cancer survivors and provides facility access to the survivor’s household.

To Register Contact your local branch for specific days and times of upcoming classes.
Call our Community Health Department at 314-421-8838 or email livestrongprogram@gwrymca.org for general inquiries.
Or visit https://gwrymca.org/livestrong

YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

…is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support. There is a program fee to participate, however, the Y offers financial assistance and grant funding to help offset participant fees.

Call the Community Health Department at 314-421-8897 or email bloodpressure@gwrymca.org.
or  visit https://gwrymca.org/bloodpressure

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
(SCC Department of Health)

Course fee is $50 per person; Calendar on Website & By Request

Length: 6 hours

This class is for individuals who have never received CPR training in the past or whose certification has expired. The course will cover how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on infants, children and adults; how to effectively use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device; and how to apply basic First Aid care. Successful completion of the course will earn participants a 2-year American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared for hands-on activity, including time on a carpeted floor, during the class.
https://www.sccmo.org/738/Health-Education-Classes

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Renewal
(SCC Department of Health)

Course fee is $50 per person; Calendar on Website & By Request;

Length: 2 hours

This refresher class is for individuals who possess valid CPR certification that is nearing expiration, typically two years after completion. The class will review CPR, AED use and First Aid care. Successful completion of the course will earn participants a 2-year American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared for hands-on activity, including time on a carpeted floor, during the class.
https://www.sccmo.org/738/Health-Education-Classes

Resources to Improve Sleep

HeartMath+

Link For the introduction- a Free HeartMath Experience: https://www.heartmath.com/experience/

HeartMath provides a unique combination of science-based techniques, coherence technology, learning programs, and helpful certified HeartMath professionals.

25+ Years of research
400+ Independent peer-reviewed studies
10k+ Health professionals use with patients
500+ Hospitals, schools, & organizations using HM

Studies conducted with over 11,500* people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and technology.

24% improvement in the ability to focus, 30% improvement in sleep, 38% improvement in calmness, 46% drop in anxiety, 48% drop in fatigue, 56% drop in depression

The Sleep Foundation- Resource Page

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/

Diabetes Prevention

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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP)

This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% and by 71% among adults aged 60 years or older.

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the Y is here to help you! Led by trained lifestyle coaches, the program strives to help participants achieve two primary goals:

Reduce body weight by 7%
Increase physical activity for 150 minutes per week

This Program is temporarily coming at no cost, but is also covered by most insurance, often by employers, and there opportunities for YMCA financial assistance.

To Register or Have questions, please call the YMCA Community Health Department at 314-421-8838 or email preventdiabetes@gwrymca.org.

Or visit https://gwrymca.org/preventdiabetes

Diabetes Management 

More Coming Soon

BJC St. Peters – Diabetes Education & Self-Management

Better Choices, Better Health: Diabetes – This workshop includes one orientation and six weekly sessions. Living with diabetes can present many challenges, such as knowing how and when to eat, living your life so you can avoid complications and getting support you want from family and friends. Living with Diabetes: Refresher Class – This short refresher course is for those who have been diagnosed for several years but just need

10 Hospital Dr St Peters, MO 63376 636-916-9658
https://www.BJCstcharlescounty.org
Contact Theresa Daly Community Outreach Coordinator 636-916-9658 theresa.daly@bjc.org

Content to Share
in Employee Wellness Communications/Newsletters

WellSteps – News You Can Use

Trying to provide your employees with health centered information and newsletters? WellSteps has put together a wide variety of articles categorized by fitness, nutrition, health, and videos.
https://www.wellsteps.com/blog/wellness-news-you-can-use/

American Heart Association’s Streaming Series:

Get whole body healthy with AHA’s streaming series featuring guided mindful meditation, yoga, strength and cardio workouts, dance parties and more.Live and recorded events can be found on AHA’s Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHeart/live/ or on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrDeLRAEJG0bPhyUDIoxZu11CtyC7j9Bl

American Heart Association’s Healthy Living page

Visit the American Heart Association website for the most up to date information on heart and brain health and ways to live healthy.
Visit heart.org/healthyliving

Includes information on:

    • Fitness Basics
    • Getting Active
    • Staying Motivated
    • Walking

American Heart Association- Quality News You Can Use

The American Heart Association, Inc. (the “AHA”) is proud to deliver e-newsletters designed to offer you links to relevant content, health tools and communications that can help reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
https://www.heart.org/en/professional/quality-improvement/sign-up-for-quality-news-you-can-use-enewsletter

John Hopkins- Your Health Newsletter

One of the best things you can do to protect and improve your health is to stay informed. Your Health is a FREE e-newsletter that serves as your smart, simple connection to the world-class expertise of Johns Hopkins.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/your-health-newsletter

Harvard Health- Focus On series

Subscribe to any of Harvard Health’s e-mail newsletters. Every few days, you will receive an e-mail until the series is complete.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/co_reg

Various Series:

    • Focus On- Fitness
    • Focus On- Diabetes
    • Focus On- Nutrition
    • Focus On- Healthy Living
    • Focus On- Cholesterol
    • Focus On- Sleep
    • Focus On- Back Pain
    • Focus On- Addiction

Biometric Screenings

More Coming Soon

Breakwell At-Home Screening Kits

Your team can quickly and confidentially have their physical health assessed to better understand their current health status.

  1. You provide us with the participants’ name and home or work
  2. We mail the self-administered screening
  3. Testing is administered by the participant by poking their own finger and allowing four to ten drops of blood to fall onto a dry blood spot (DBS) card, which is then mailed to our lab partner for
    1. Participants can follow the instructions included in the kit or sign up online for an appointment (up to 25 per time slot). A health screener meets participants “virtually” via chat or phone to walk through the screening process step-by-step.
    2. Participants can report their own height, weight, waist circumference, and blood
  4. BreakWell will upload the biometric results
  5. We mail each participants’ results to the address

*Replacement kits due to user error are an additional charge. We highly recommend everyone attend the virtual screening event to decrease user errors.

Pricing: $60 per kit                                                                                                              *pricing subject to change                                            

  • An online appointment schedule
  • Live health screener appointments
  • Unlimited make-up days to accommodate schedules
  • Results mailed to each participant, including:
    • Total cholesterol
    • HDL
    • LDL
    • Triglycerides
    • Cholesterol/HDL ratio
    • LDL/HDL ratio
    • VLDL
    • Glucose
  • 1 kit mailed to each participant, including:
    • 1 gauze pad
    • 2 lancets
    • 1 bandage
    • 1 dry spot card
    • 1 alcohol wipe
    • 1 desiccant pack
    • 1 instruction sheet
    • 1 pre-stamped and addressed envelope
    • 1 consent form
    • 1 notice of privacy policy practice

Prediabetes Risk Screening

This 30-second online assessment can tell you the level of risk you carry for prediabetes and makes recommendations based on your results.
https://doihaveprediabetes.org/

BJC St Peters – Healthy Lifestyle Management Screenings

To provide no-cost laboratory screenings to adults including education and follow up by a registered nurse…

    • A1C Levels
    • FASTING GLUCOSE
    • CHOLESTEROL
    • LUNG FUNCTION
    • BLOOD PRESSURE BMI – Body Mass Index

Demographic Adults 18 years of age and older
Goal Participants who may be uninsured or under-insured can participate in this free screening to assist in the management of their chronic health conditions and incorporate healthy behavior into their lifestyles.
Impact This program is evaluated by measuring improvements in lab results over a period of time
Location 10 Hospital Dr St Peters, MO 63376 636-916-9658
Website https://www.BJCstcharlescounty.org
Contact Theresa Daly Community (Outreach Coordinator)
636-916-9658 theresa.daly@bjc.org

Volunteer And EVP Opportunities

STL Volunteer- Local Volunteer Opportunities

Hundred of local organizations list thousands of volunteer events that cover all the parts of the region in one spot. Pick what you want to do, when you want to do it and let the helping begin.

https://www.stlvolunteer.org/

 

STL Volunteer- Employee Volunteer Program

A premier resource for civically minded companies looking to build and expand effective employee volunteer programs in partnership with STL Volunteer, your companies EVP will be an expertly planned, managed effort that will motivate and enable employees to effectively serve the community and meet its pressing needs.

https://www.stlvolunteer.org/

 

GenNext Volunteer Opportunities (through United Way)

GenNext projects allow members to contribute to a real need at local nonprofits in just a few hours. GenNext hosts quarterly networking opportunities for members to meet new people, network with peers within and across industries, and get acquainted with the volunteering and philanthropic scene in St. Louis.

https://helpingpeople.org/get-involved/gennext-st-louis-young-professionals-networking-volunteer/

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