SOURCE: Virgin HealthMiles

Virgin HealthMiles

November 29, 2011 08:29 ET

Virgin HealthMiles to Present Free Webinar on How to Leverage Employees' Social Connections to Create and Sustain a Workplace Culture of Health

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - Poor health is contagious. And for decades it's adversely impacted businesses and their employees. Yet, good health is also contagious. Virgin HealthMiles, a pioneer in leveraging individuals' social connections to create and sustain a workplace culture of health, says it's time to turn the tides and start spreading some good health. And an individual's social connections play a key role in creating healthy communities. Today, the company announced it will sponsor a free webinar focused on strategies employers can use to leverage employees' social connections to drive higher engagement and better health across their multitude of workplace wellness offerings.

The webinar, "Spread the Health: How Social Connections Create Healthy Communities," will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET.

Employees are using social media. And not just personally; they're using it to stay connected and informed professionally, too. Employers have a unique opportunity to leverage their employees' social influences to create healthy communities and improve health and productivity across their organizations.

During this 1-hour event, Virgin HealthMiles' senior vice president of marketing and member engagement, Tom Abshire, will discuss how employers can leverage peer-to-peer motivation and support to drive greater impact from all their employee health offerings.

This webcast will cover:

  • How social influences can help create a culture of health
  • How employers can help employees build support networks as they strive for healthier lifestyles
  • How social networks can drive engagement and better results from all of an organization's employee health programs
  • How Virgin HealthMiles Connections is the one social platform for all of an organization's employee health and wellness programs

To register for the live webinar, please visit:

A free recording of the webinar will be available on the Virgin HealthMiles website at:

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides technology-based 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 700,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, OhioHealth, Ochsner Health System, MWV, SunGard, SunTrust, and Timberland 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

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