SOURCE: Virgin HealthMiles

Virgin HealthMiles

June 24, 2010 09:08 ET

Virgin HealthMiles and Workforce Management to Host Webinar Featuring Strategies for Implementing Measurable Employee Health Programs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of employee health and productivity programs that reward individuals for getting healthy, today announced it will sponsor a free webinar in conjunction with Workforce Management Magazine. The webinar will offer strategies organizations can use to create a culture of prevention that delivers healthy shifts in employee behavior while creating measurable business value. Virgin HealthMiles is sponsoring this webinar in tandem with June's National Employee Wellness Month, an annual initiative designed to help raise public awareness about the benefits of workplace wellness and how prevention in the workplace can help to improve health and combat our nation's rising healthcare costs.

The webinar, "Motivate, Measure & Manage: Strategies for a Successful Employee Health Program," will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET.

Virgin HealthMiles' President Sean Forbes will be joined by Jodi L. Fuller, director of global benefits for consumer packaging giant MWV, along with Sean Sullivan, JD, president & CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management and Christine C. Ferguson, JD, director of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and Research Professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. The panelists will discuss proven strategies to increase employee engagement and participation in corporate wellness programs. Attendees will discover:

  • How to keep employees engaged
  • The benefits of an incentives-based approach
  • The link between employee participation and healthcare costs
  • How to make employee health programs personal, measurable and easy to use
  • How to integrate wellness initiatives with other health programs 

Register for the live webinar at: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=215994&s=1&k=D2FBD6D653A745A356A782EE483C4685&partnerref=VHMPR

A free recording of the webinar will be available on the Virgin HealthMiles website at: www.virginhealthmiles.com

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides employee health programs that pay people to get active. The company's Pay-for-Prevention™ approach, based on physical activity and healthy lifestyle change, attracts an average of 40 percent of employees who participate, which helps organizations reduce medical costs and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. The program is offered by employers, government entities, and insurers. Over 120 industry leaders representing more than 500,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hospital Corporation of America-Shared Services, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and SunGard, have selected Virgin HealthMiles' award-winning program for their employees. The company is a member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. For more information, visit www.virginhealthmiles.com.

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