The majority of fatal fires occur at night in the home - yet many families do not have a home escape plan! Having working smoke alarms and planning and practicing your home escape drastically increases your chances of surviving a fire in your home. This issue of "Safety Lines" will explain why Home Escape Plans are so important, and walk you and your family through how to create one.
Three common reasons why wellness programs underperform―and what to do instead
March is National Nutrition Month. Read steps on how to develop healthy eating habits. Do your employees seem sleepy at work? Learn why it is important to your employees' lives to get enough sleep.
Seven ways to achieve and maintain good health while in the workplace
How to nurture a culture that supports healthy and happy employees
Tips toward adopting heart healthy eating habits.
February is American Heart Month. Are your employees aware of the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke? Is your company engaged in community services? Learn how both topics can benefit your employees. Also, learn about Valley Preferred's reorganization of service functions.
Actionable ideas meant to promote heart health education and awareness.
Raising awareness for women and heart disease prevention
How to think differently when it comes to employee health fairs
Raising awareness on the importance of preventive health screenings
Tips to help your employees keep their New Year’s resolutions
Learn how you can motivate your employees, reduce absenteeism, injury and more.
Tips toward writing and keeping healthy SMART goals
Help celebrate the New Year in your workplace by emphasizing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Learn useful tips to share with your employees. Plan now to celebrate American Heart Month in February. Learn more on how you can help your employees get on the right track to better heart health.
Tips on keeping food safe while at work.
How to implement design techniques in a company restroom meant to promote good hand hygiene by employees
The daily reality of stress affects our health and well-being. Learn some techniques to reduce tension, improve your mood and relieve stress in surprisingly easy ways—ways that don’t necessarily involve expensive gym memberships or intense, time-consuming workouts.
Keep safety in mind when you are decorating for the holidays, baking, cooking, or are just staying warm. Plan your escape route and make sure your smoke alarms are in working order. Read more tips for holiday safety.
How to make healthy living a part of your daily routine.
The Holidays can be one of the most stressful times of year for your employees. Learn some tips to give your employees the gift of a stress-free holiday. Bone health is an important part of overall health. It is never too late to improve bone health. Read factors that you can provide to your employees that may affect bone health. Learn how you can create a healthier workplace with BeneFIT Corporate Wellness.
Healthier holiday celebrations make healthier workplaces. Learn four ways to support healthy holidays at work.
How your company dress code can play a role in encouraging a culture of wellness.
Start now to lower your risk for diabetes.
Four ways to support healthy holidays at work.
Build a stronger business with healthier employees.
Six steps to place you on the road toward better health.
Tap into the power of your employees when building a successful workplace wellness program.
Enhance employee well-being and encourage their path to better health.
Flu season is approaching. Learn a few easy tips to aid your employees in the prevention of seasonal flu. Valley Preferred and BeneFIT Corporate Wellness have gone Social. "Like us" on Facebook. November 21 is the Great American Smokeout. This is a great day to start to get more employees to quit smoking.
Six tips to aid in the prevention of seasonal flu outbreaks in the office.
Summer has already come to a close and Fall is here again. Read tips on how to keep your family safe from fire and burns when preparing for fall clean up.
Improve your communication techniques in order to encourage your employees’ health literacy.
Breast cancer ranks among the most frequent and fatal diseases among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Read why it is vital for women to start annual mammograms at age 40.
Four important steps toward communicating the right message to employees on your company’s workplace wellness program.
What kind of program can help to improve patient care, quality and value? An incentive program designed by and implemented for Valley Preferred member physicians. Learn how Achieving Clinical Excellence is making great strides toward the sustainability of American healthcare.
Track your blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight to help stay healthy.
Anger is a normal emotion. Expression is a choice. Upsetting situations are going to occur and only you can control your response. Read more. Do you have to convince yourself to get out of bed in the morning? It does not have to be that way. Learn tips to get yourself going every day with yoga.
Our BeneFIT Corporate Wellness Program is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Wellness and Health Promotion! Learn more. Health Literacy is an individual's ability to comprehend and act on appropriate decisions about his/her health. Learn how you as an employer can take steps to help improve health literacy.
Learn several steps that you, as an employer, can take to advocate for improved health literacy throughout your organization.
Valley Preferred's Interactive Tool displays major Valley Preferred programs.
Tips for empowering employees to manage stress while at work
The benefits of eating more of the right fruits and vegetables every day.
Learn how BeneFIT Corporate Wellness can assist you or your clients implement a health care compliant, comprehensive wellness program.
Worksite Wellness plans provide employees with opportunities to develop positive behavior habits with the support of senior management. Learn more. The National Great American Smokeout is November 21. Join other businesses in protecting the health of your employees. Read the full article.
How to minimize the spread of germs that can cause disease or illness.
Raise awareness about health screenings to protect employee health
Primary care leads to better employee outcomes, a more efficient use of health care resources, fewer hospitalizations, and healthier communities.
Preventive steps to help your employees stay healthy
The evolving relationship between primary care physicians and patients
Understanding why drinking water is necessary to maintain good health and wellness.
Best practices for both drivers and bicyclists in order to remain safe on the road.
Coping with organizational change can be stressful. Learn tips on coping with the stress of change, refocusing and moving ahead. It's possible to lose weight by volume-based eating. Learn what type of foods to chose to be able to eat more and weigh less!
Health Coaching can help empower employees through guidance and motivation to help them make positive changes to their life style. Learn how Valley Preferred's Health Coaching services can help your employees.
How to make a difference in your health by walking during your work day.
Learn more about the benefits of launching an effective health coaching program at your company.
Learn how Valley Preferred's Health Coaching services can help your employees. Read about the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare's new logo and mission.
Helpful tips to prevent sunburn and overexposure to the sun and its powerful ultraviolet rays.
Quitting tobacco is not easy, but millions of Americans have succeeded. Providing ongoing support for tobacco cessation program is an excellent way to manage employee health. Learn more about BeneFIT's Tobacco Cessation Program.
How to Determine the Effectiveness of a Workplace Wellness Program
Learn why Senior Management’s involvement is Key to creating a Culture of Wellness.
Learn Why a Case Manager is Key for Your Company and Your Employees
Learn more about the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Learn how you can help employees reduce injury in an office setting.
Take the necessary precautions to prevent burns this summer. Read the Top Ten ways to enjoy summer safely!
Quitting tobacco is not easy, but millions of Americans have succeeded. Learn about BeneFIT's Tobacco Cessation Program. Exciting NEW web sites for both Valley Preferred and BeneFIT will be available soon. Valley Preferred is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary.
Seven questions to get you started.
As an employer, it is important to recognize that stess can lead to more serious chronic health conditions among your employees. Learn about Valley Preferred's BeneFIT onsite stress management classes.
Learn how an effective coaching program at your company can improve employee morale and productivity.
Promote employee participation in your company wellness program.
This issue features a "Manager's Guide to Help Workplaces with the Aftermath of Suicide." Also featured is "Smaller Work Exercise Intervals Add Up to Big Health Benefits."
Offer your employees opportunities to improve employee morale.
Learn how Valley Preferred-BeneFIT can help your employees manage stress. Learn about a free camp for children aged 6-12 with Type 1 diabetes.
There are many opportunities to promote wellness at the workplace, see which options may work for your company.
Today, it seems as if you can't spend an hour without hearing something about health. High fructose corn syrup. Mercury. Meningitis scares. Obesity. Health permeates most discussions: With co-workers over coffee. In the news. During political debates. And in corporate meetings. Yet, despite our unrelenting focus, employees' health—and Americans' health in general—stands at its worst.
Transforming your workplace culture to promote wellness may seem like it could cost a lot of money. Try starting with small changes. Read examples of small changes you can make.
Knowing this can help you make your workplace healthier and more productive.
Help your employees eat healthier through 10 simple actions.
Let your employees know that you care about their health.
With only a few small changes, you can transform your workplace into a culture that promotes healthy lifestyles. Let BeneFIT assist with a Wellness Leadership Survey. Are you a road cycling enthusiast or know someone who is? Ride to help raise funds for children battling cancer.
Learn what your company can offer to promote employee health.
Learn more about Valley Preferred's Employee Wellness Programs for companies of all sizes.
Learn tips on how to talk to an employee about concerns for their well being. Also, learn about blood pressure and how to take charge of heart disease.
The number-one New Year’s resolution for Americans in 2013 was to lose weight. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 8 percent will succeed in achieving their resolution. This year, choose to support your employees by providing them with the tools necessary to meet and obtain their weight loss and nutrition goals.
What are the benefits to your company? Learn more.
Learn the 5 basic criteria needed for a company wellness plan.
Many things around the home can cause scald burns. Read about which items can cause a scald burn. How hot is too hot? Learn about how quickly you may receive a third degree burn from the water temperature. Learn safety tips to help prevent scald burns from happening.
Interested in providing Nutrition Tools to assist your employees in reaching their wellness goals or learning about our new Health Coaching program? Take a moment to read the articles in this issue.
Learn how an employee assistance program can help your company and your employees
Today, more than ever, companies are looking for ways to help employees stay healthy. For many employers, a Health Fair provides a pivotal opportunity to educate employees and raise awareness about their health. These are key first steps toward behavior change leading to lasting health maintenance and improvement. At Valley Preferred we have the tools and consultants to achieve an ROI on healthier employees.
Learn the tips to help your employees get moving and to make a difference in their health.
Smaller Work Exercise Intervals Add Up to Big Health Benefits. New format of Valley Preferred Online Provider Directory now accessible. Meet our BeneFIT Team.
Goal-setting can be tricky.
Learn how to assist employees in setting effective wellness goals.
What are the benefits you can expect as a small business owner?
As a supervisor or manager you may observe unusual actions or behaviors of employees. Learn how Preferred EAP can help guide you through these sensitive situations.
What strategies are needed when considering a company wellness program?
Learn how to educate employees on ways to prevent the common cold sneeze from turning into a wheeze of an asthma flare-up. Consider a health fair, health screening or health education session with Valley Preferred to help raise awareness for employees. Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Learn five essential steps to initiating a wellness program within your company.
The cold weather season is setting in along with the common cold, flu and asthma flare-ups in adults and children. Learn ways to become proactive in preventing a sneeze from a common cold to turning into the wheeze of an asthma flare-up.
When personal problems invade the workplace, it may eventually affect productivity. Learn how Employee Assistance Program can help.
The holidays are here and so are the delicious foods and treats. Learn how to help your company establish a "Maintain Don't Gain" challenge at your worksite to help keep employees healthy over the holidays.
Stress can be hard to avoid over the Holidays. Learn important tips on how to avoid stress.
Learn how a high-quality wellness program adds value to your company by saving money, retaining employees and increasing productivity and morale.
Learn how your company can improve its physical, mental, emotional, relational and fiscal wellness through charity efforts, such as runs, walks and contests.
"Super Storm Sandy" affected almost everyone in the Northeast one way or another. Learn safety tips about alternative heating and lighting. Also learn about gas, electrical and generator safety.
Learn how you can help your employees avoid stress over the holidays by sharing a few important tips. Valley Preferred was honored with the 2012 Lehigh Valley Business Coalition Partnership Award at the Coalition's annual meeting. Read more. Help employees prevent the Flu with shared tips.
How do you know if an employee needs Preferred EAP? Read questions to help determine if Preferred EAP can help. Ease forgetfullness during pregnancy by learning tips to help keep your memory sharp and the truth about 'Momnesia'. Read about "smart foods" and their benefits for your brainpower.
Help Your Employees Through Awareness.
Learn what's needed for a successful wellness program.
Learn how your company can establish a “Maintain Don’t Gain” challenge at your worksite to help keep employees healthy over the holidays. Learn ten simple tips employers can share with their employees to help them build a healthy plate. Have Wellness questions? Answers now on valleypreferred.com.
Diabetes is affecting many individuals and their employees due to the economic impact. Read statistics about the effects.
Barriers and challenges continue to impact employee engagement.
Prevention is the best cure for type 2 Diabetes. Learn 5 simple lifestyle changes to help prevent type 2 Diabetes.
Read statistics about how the economic impact is affecting individuals with Diabetes and their employers. Read five simple lifestyle changes to help prevent type 2 Diabetes. Destination:You-a new engaging physical program for employees offered by Valley Preferred.
Teen Bullying is a strong issue in schools today. Read some questions and answers from an expert and how to try to prevent teen bullying from happening to your child. Also, learn 8 great tips how you can stay safe walking on busy roads.
When personal problems invade the workplace, it may eventually affect productivity. Learn how Employee Assistance Programs can help. Also, learn why a Needs Assessment can assist both employer and employees wants and needs for wellness.
Inform your employees of the importance of getting an annual mammogram. Now is the time to schedule your company's autumn health fair. Join the Valley Preferred Tour de Hershey; ride 80 miles from Macy's to Hershey to help find a cure for children's cancer.
With a captive employee audience, you can make it fun to come to work.
Once senior management adopts a corporate wellness program, it’s important to communicate support and expectations to employees at every level.
Offer challenges and incentives, and maybe a virtual vacation!
Finding the right match can lead to better results.
Coping with different kinds of loss brings different feelings of grief. Read about the different feelings that comes along with loss and how to work through the grief. Worksite Wellness Program and criteria for comprehensive wellness. Your body is like a car - learn 3 steps to a "wellness tune-up".
Protecting your skin from the sun is very important. Learn skin saving tips and facts about sunburn and skin cancer.
Protecting your skin from the sun is very important. Learn skin saving tips and facts about sunburn and skin cancer. Learn how a leadership role in a business is also a major support towards a successful wellness program.
Share the road! Read about bike safety for both drivers and cyclists.
Share the road! Read about bike safety for drivers and cyclists. Mark your calendars for the Valley Preferred Cycling Center's World Series of Bicycling races. Learn about Destination:You, the new physical activity program offered by Valley Preferred.
Becoming a new mom can be overwhelming and make you feel unsure about becoming a new parent. Learn 3 tips for new moms. Worksite Wellness Program and criteria for Comprehensive Wellness. Could your morning cup of coffee pay off with some promising benefits?
Risky behavior of texting while driving is bad for your company, your employees and your community. Learn what BeneFIT is and what BeneFIT offers for your business.
Risky behaviours and distracted driving dangers that are totally avoidable but are the major cause of many deaths.
A list of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes warning signs which are increasing in children and how children can receive education on diabetes.
Diabetes in children is increasing- learn the facts. Read about Camp Red Jacket, a free camp for children with diabetes. Learn why our BeneFIT Consultation Package is a smart start for improving employee wellness.
Learn how to parent with strength and firm love. Worksite Wellness Program and criteria for Comprehensive Wellness. Sleeping pills-do they really work? Tips for sleeplessness.
Surprising hidden dangers in your home. Read about these dangers to keep you and your children safe.
An empowering article for parents and caregivers explaining "Let's Move", America's initiative aimed at raising a healthier generation of kids.
Learn about "Meeting Well, a planning tool with suggestions on how to activate meetings with nutrition, physical activity and more. Also, learn about our "BeneFIT Consultation Package" and "BeneFIT Toolkit" and how our health educators can help navigate your company's wellness program.
Learn about "Meeting Well, a planning tool with suggestions on how to activate meetings with nutrition, physical activity and more.
Safety and Health go hand-in-hand; learn how your company can be an exemplary workplace that focuses on both safety and health. BeneFIT Toolkit - learn how your company can build its own in-house employee wellness program. Get Out! Lehigh Valley - a program that offers healthy outdoor activities.
A message to encourage employees to track their health and know their numbers. DOC TALK with Dr. Mark Wendling, Primary Care Physician, Medical Director, Valley Preferred.
A 2012 resolution for healthier employees and how you, as an employer, can encourage your employees to view their doctor's office as their medical home for wellness and prevention.
Plan now for your next crisis. Find out if drinking energy drinks is really worth it after reading these facts. Programs that are provided by Preferred EAP for you or people that you know.
Employers — Looking for a healthy new year's resolution for your employees — promote primary care and prevention.
The BeneFIT Toolkit is a comprehensive step-by-step resource that will help to make implementation and management of your company's wellness program easy. Our experts can walk you through the planning stage and help you launch your wellness program, as well as provide guidance in the ongoing maintenance of the program.