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Category: CEO Culture of Health

MBGH CEO Culture of Health Initiative Receives National Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2016 Contact: Bailey Jacobs , U.S. Chamber Foundation, 202-463-57               Memphis Business Group on Health Named a Winner of the Inaugural Health Means Business Healthy10 Awards   February 16, 2017—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Health Means Business campaign named Memphis Business Group on Health  one of the 10 winners of the inaugural Healthy 10 Awards ,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 0 comments

RivalHealth CEO, Pete Durand, to Keynote MBGH Annual Awards Luncheon

Pete Durand, CEO of RivalHealth, will keynote MBGH's Annual Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2017 11:30-1:00 at Rhodes College. He will also sit in on our CEO Culture of Health Learning Session at 10:00 that morning.  Fitness, it's what Pete does. A recovering engineer, MBA and somewhat scarred/successful entrepreneur, he decided that pouring passion into your career makes sense only if you REALLY believe in what you do. Eight years ago Pete started RivalHealth, a company... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 0 comments

New Rankings of Clinical Preventive Services Released

HealthPartners Institute and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP)  announced the 2017 update of their Ranking of Clinical Preventive Services, which compares 28 of the most cost-effective and life-saving evidence-based interventions. Three of the most cost-effective and life saving conversations a clinician can have with a patient include: Advising adults to quit smoking; Encouraging children and teens to not start smoking; and Getting vaccines This... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, January 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Is There a Link Between Worker Health, Stock Price?

According to three new peer-reviewed studies released in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, there is growing evidence that the health and well-being of an organization is one component of a high-performing, well-managed organization. An article in Employee Benefit News notes that  "The studies examined the change in stock prices for three portfolios of employers after they won awards for their employee wellness programs or self-scored themselves as having a... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Learn What Works for Worksite Wellness Programs in Memphis

A special learning and networking session only for MBGH members and participants in our CEO Culture of Health program on April 26, 2016. MBGH knows that you want to learn from each other what works in worksite wellness programs and how you made it work.  Knowing what works right here in Memphis and Shelby County will give you confidence to consider similar programs and you will have someone you can contact to get more information, advice, and to share back your experience. MBGH... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Employers Get Ready for "It's Quittin' Time in Tennessee"

February 22-26 is "It's Quittin' Time in Tennessee" week, a statewide campaign to promote awareness of and resources for quitting smoking. Click here to download the graphic and use it in your communications to show your employees this is a community-wide campaign! The evidence is clear why employers should care: Quitting smoking saves lives, improves health and reduces health care costs. Reducing workforce smoking rates improves employee health, increases... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 0 comments

How To Develop a Culture of Health For Successful Worksite Wellness Programs

"There is considerable debate about whether worksite wellness programs are effective in improving health and in reducing health benefit costs. Supporters argue that if employees are healthier they are less likely to develop chronic diseases that are linked to lifestyle choices. Skeptics counter that many worksite wellness approaches actually increase costs and don’t deliver on the promise of reducing health benefit cost trends. Both of these viewpoints can be correct, especially if the issue... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, April 6, 2015 | 0 comments

The Y Leads by Example in the CEO Culture of Health Initiative

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is one of our newest CEO Culture of Health participants, having just joined in 2015. Believe it or not, they have already met the requirements for the Small Starts @ Work program and are officially a Healthier Tennessee Workplace! Now you may be saying to yourself, “Well, it was easy for them, they are in the business of helping people get and stay healthy.” Cleo Griffin, Corporate Relationship Director for The Y, will quickly tell you that it is not... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, April 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Wellness Programs Adopt Outside-the-box Solutions

According to Employee Benefit Adviser, employers are enhancing and refining their wellness strategies and programs "as they go". The latest trends include: Using outcomes-based incentives with biometric thresholds Bringing professionals, like dieticians, to the workplace vs. relying solely on digital or telephonic communications Using social media to drive engagement Integrating wellness with other benefit vendors, using one vendor for both There is more emphasis on... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Regulations Announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines.  This is a significant act and will go a long way in helping your employees and their families make wiser choices when they eat out or use your company vending machine. We know that transparency changes behavior!   Menu labeling final rule: Applies to restaurants and... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 0 comments

A Culture of Health Spreads Throughout Duncan-Williams Inc.

“My father passed away at 56 from heart disease. He worked hard his entire life in a very stress filled business, and ultimately his health suffered from it. So it has always been important to me to try and stay healthy,” Duncan Williams, President of Duncan-Williams, Inc. explains. Duncan’s personal connection with health and wellness has ultimately spurred the adoption of a worksite culture conducive to health at Duncan-Williams, Inc. Duncan-Williams, Inc. is one of forty-nine companies... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Monday, October 6, 2014 | 0 comments

33 CEO Culture of Health Participants Named Healthier TN Workplaces

Memphis-area CEO Culture of Health participants dominated the inaugural list of Healthier Tennessee Workplaces with 33 out of the 73 workplaces named statewide. MBGH itself is a Healthier Tennessee Workplace having met the requirements of Healthier Tennessee Small Starts @ Work program specifically designed for smaller employers.  West Tennessee had the largest number of recognized workplaces (36) followed by East Tennessee (19) and Middle Tennessee (18).    Remember, all... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, September 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance Embraces a Culture of Health

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance is one of thirty-four companies participating in the Memphis Business Group on Health’s CEO Culture of Health Initiative. As one of the companies committed to creating and sustaining a culture of health within their organization, Lipscomb & Pitts offers their employees a year-round, comprehensive wellness program. Their wellness initiatives began three years ago by simply offering annual biometric screenings and an online health risk assessment. Since then,... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Friday, June 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Company Spotlight: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the thirty-three leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. St. Jude signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative in April of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since.   Health is central to the mission of St. Jude and they are proud to support their employees in efforts to lead more healthy lifestyles. The hospital's employee... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Friday, April 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Latest Evidence That Employees Thrive in a Culture of Health

From the National Business Coalition on Health:   The Consumer Health Mindset analysis, based on an annual survey of more than 2,700 employees and dependents by  Aon Hewitt, the National Business Group on Health, and The Futures Company, found that employees who work in strong cultures of health were more likely to say they have control over their health than those who work at companies where it is less of a priority (75 percent versus 63 percent) less likely... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Healthier Tennessee Launches Start Small Campaign

Healthier Tennessee's Start Small campaign is now ready to share with your employees! This ready-to-use, free-to-you campaign is designed to help your employees take small steps, one after the other, which will help them lead healthier lives. This is a great addition to your worksite wellness campaign and aligns perfectly with MBGH's CEO Culture of Health initiative. It may be just what some of your employees need to take that first, small step. They can pick their first Small Start... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Program Overview: CEO Cancer Gold Standard

In the CEO Culture of Health Initiative, participating employers select one of four national, evidence-based programs to serve as a road map for their comprehensive worksite wellness program. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard is one of the choices. What is the Gold Standard? The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ is a series of health-related recommendations with special emphasis on cancer, developed by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, to promote healthy lifestyles in the workplace. The Gold... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Company Spotlight: First Horizon

First Horizon is one of the thirty leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. First Horizon signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative on January 3rd of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since. First Horizon chose to participate in the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation program and in doing so made the commitment to a comprehensive worksite wellness program that not only fights... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | 0 comments

5 Elements of a Healthy Culture

At MBGH we are dedicated to helping Memphis employers build a culture of health within their own organization. Through our CEO Culture of Health Initiative we provide the knowledge, tools, and resources for employers, human resource staff, and wellness coordinators to use in developing their own programs and initiatives.Below are 5 Elements of a Healthy Culture, outlined by Allen Judd, President of the Human Resources Institute, LLC and found at ... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 0 comments


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