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Help for Your Health BJC’s Employee Wellness Program *for standard presentations / Updated 9/2012*
What is Help for Your Health? Help for Your Health is BJC HealthCare’s employee wellness program. What are the elements of Help for Your Health? • Premium medical discounts for qualified employees • Free on-site health screenings for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes and Body Mass Index (BMI) assessment • Free smoking cessation programs • Weight management programs and partnership with Weight Watchers of North America • Free health promotion campaigns for breast, colon, stroke prevention and prostate health • Cafeteria programs and discounts • Numerous community partnerships and sponsorships
Other Elements of Help for Your Health • Primary Care Doctors • Occupational Health • BJC Call Center • OASIS (age 50+) • BJC Employee Assistance Program • Volunteer for Health
Primary Tools for Information www.bjchealth.org (website) 314-747-7234 (health line) myHealthFolders.com (electronic medical storage)
Strategic Partnerships • St. Louis Blues - PSA Campaign • St. Louis Cardinals – “Health Hall of Fame” recognition program • Schnucks Markets – Coupons for fruits/vegetables, Weight Watchers meals, bottled water, aspirin and nicotine prevention products • St. Louis Science Center – Discounts for exhibits • St. Louis Sports Commission – Youth Sports Programs • Health Literacy Missouri – Health Literacy Materials • Morrison HealthCare – Healthier options at hospital cafeterias • Face & Body Day Spa For Men and Women – Breast Health Campaign • Fitness Experts – Colon Cancer Prevention Campaign and Stroke Prevention Campaign • Subway Sandwiches – Low-Fat sandwiches at health fairs and coupon programs • Dynamic Vending – Healthy food and beverage items in vending machines
Strategic Partnerships (cont’d) • Weight Watchers of North America – Online, at home, at work and community programs • Build-A-Bear Workshop – “March-Through-March” Campaign “FAB 5” • Big Shark Bicycle Co. & Trailnet – National “Bike to Work Day” • Trek Bikes – Bikes and accessories at a discount • New Balance – Shoe and exercise apparel at a discount • 24 Hour Fitness • Center of Clayton • Curves • Farmington Civic Center • Gold’s Gym • Jewish Community Center • YMCA Fitness Discounts for BJC Employees
The State of Health in Our Community Missourians have a higher-than-average incidence of major diseases due to the prevalence of high-risk health behaviors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, substance abuse and poor nutrition.
Help for Your Health Advisory Committee • Dr. Sherry Shuman, Medical Advisor • June Fowler, Vice President Corporate & Public Communications, Committee Chair • 50 Committee Members representing: • BJC Hospitals • BJC Business Units (Finance, Legal, Communications and Marketing, Call Center) • Employee Support Services (Human Resources, Occupational Health, BJC Employee Assistance, Behavioral Health, WellAware) • Key Partners (OASIS, Morrison Health Care, Health Literacy Services, Pharmacy, WUSM, BJC School Outreach, BJC Medical Group)
BJC Help For Your Health Goals: • Improve the health of BJC employees by reducing lifestyle-related risk factors through evidence-based interventions designed to impact these five key indicators of health: • Blood Pressure • Cholesterol • Blood Sugar • Body Mass Index • Tobacco Risk • Connect all employees to a primary care physician. • Build trust with all employees.
Employee Wellness Metrics # of employees screened: 2005: 12,418 2006: 11,318 2007: 12,250 2011: 12,154 2008: 12,075 2009: 12,906 2010: 12,950
Health Fair Participation and Cost of Program 2011 Health Fairs: • Conducted 76 health fairs at every hospital and business unit • 44.4% Participation Rate Cost of Overall Program: • Cost of program: approximately $24 per employee
How Do Employees Feel? • Conducted Health Literacy focus groups and distributed surveys to approximately 11,000 hospital and non-hospital employees • Feedback: • Could identify with “Help for Your Health” vs. “Health Literacy” • Enjoyed employee health fairs - want more! • Concerned about the use of data - “Big Brother” • Like incentives, coupons and creative programs promoting health • Smokers voiced concern about privacy • Participated in the Health Risk Assessment for financial discount • Agreed that BJC should help promote health for employees • One third of employees do not have a primary care physician
What Does the Future Hold? • Engage spouses and families in the program. • Develop a strong mental health literacy program focused on depression, anxiety and financial management. • Promote myHealthFolders.com, an electronic storage tool for personal health information. • Transform cafeteria and food service – provide healthy options and balanced choices. • Transform vending services. • Focus on Diabetes risk prevention and education. • Health Coach program for employees offering a personal health coach for 6-12 sessions. • Develop opportunities for research and evaluation. • Position BJC as an “employer of choice” and a national model for employee wellness.