health management

Unite with Us New Hampshire: A Coordinated Care Network Webinar

Unite Us in New Hampshire is a network of over 150 local organizations who have come together with one goal in mind: to support the health and wellness of all Granite Staters. This statewide initiative builds on existing work designed to address the health and social needs that have an impact on individuals’ daily lives.

Unite Us in New Hampshire

Unite Us NH

What is Unite Us?

Unite Us builds coordinated care networks aligning stakeholders from healthcare, government and the community around a shared goal to improve health.

Chronic Stress, Workplace Well-Being, and Preventing Burnout

(This article, sponsored by HealthTrust, is provided as part of our collaboration with LifeResources, provider of our Employee Assistance Program to HealthTrust Member Groups that offer HealthTrust medical coverage.)

How many of us have thought to ourselves or uttered aloud, “It’s been more than a year and a half, and we’re still dealing with COVID”?

Important Tips for Employee Benefits Bargaining

Managing employee benefit plans in a collective bargaining environment can be challenging for both employers and unions.  It is important to work with your benefit providers to access their support, resources and expertise early in the negotiation process.  Keep education at the forefront of the process so that all parties have a comprehensive understanding of current benefits and any potential benefit options.  It is important to know before a contract is finalized which benefits are available and can be implemented by your provider.

Valuable Tips to Educate Your Employees about Benefits

Are your employees getting the most from their coverage plan? Providing a comprehensive benefits package is one of the most important things you can do as an employer, but you want to be sure to educate your employees so they understand their benefits and the resources available to help them stay healthy. 

The Corigen Medication Safety Program: Personalized Medicine for Safe, Effective Drug Prescriptions

Medications don’t work the same for everyone. An individual's unique genetic makeup, health conditions, and lifestyle are all factors in how they will respond to a particular medication.

Workplace Wellness Trends for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to pivot and rethink how and where we work.  With many workplaces going remote, employees’ homes turned into offices, schools and daycare centers.  The thought of offering wellness programs for employees simply fell to the bottom of the list for many employers. 

When Promoting Health, Cake is Sometimes Better than Carrots

This summer, after launching The Mason Light Olympians, a workplace wellness program for town employees, Barbara Milkovits, quickly discovered that attracting participants was easier with cake than with carrots.

"I've always felt that if you offer food, people will come," said Milkovits, the town's administrative assistant and health and safety coordinator.

Milkovits also harnessed the power of advertising, promoting her program as a "lazy summer activity" and promising fun and games, not discipline and deprivation.

Schools Take Steps to Get Healthy

In the battle against obesity, exercise, healthy eating, and stress reduction are considered the most effective weapons.  But these evidence-based strategies also drive down the cost of health care plans for schools, municipalities, counties, and other public agencies that belong to public sector risk pools.

That perspective wasn’t lost on SAU 39 Human Resources Director Carrie James when in late spring she kicked off the annual open enrollment, a time when teachers and other school employees are asked to choose a medical coverage plan for themselves and their families.

Sidewalks, Bike Paths, and Public Policy Encourage Spontaneous Play, Daily Activity

If you think the best way to lose weight, get fit, and improve your diet is to join a gym or hire a personal trainer, you're not alone. But you're not right, said Mary Collins, author of American Idle: A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture, the keynote speaker on November 14 at the New Hampshire Local Government Center's 71st annual conference, held in Manchester.

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