See how other companies use incentives to drive employee wellness Using Incentives to Drive Employee Wellness is a case study that encourages employers to use enticing incentives to engage employees to take more responsibility for their health and the cost of their health care.
Discover how to create an integrated health and productivity management strategy The Value of an Integrated Health and Productivity Management Strategy is a case study that demonstrates that health care programs that are planned, integrated, and well executed have the potential to not only reduce health care costs, but to also build a healthy, engaged, and productive work force.
Learn how to engage your population in their health Engaging Employee Groups in Personal Health Management is a case study that has worked to motivate employees to take a more proactive role in their health and health care decisions.
See a great approach to effectively implementing a self-care initiative A Strategic Self-Care Implementation is a case study demonstrating an easy-to-implement self-care campaign targeted to educate employees on key self-care techniques that can help control health care costs.
Understand the big picture costs of poor employee health The True Cost of Poor Health is a special report that provides a big-picture perspective on the direct and indirect costs of poor health and the benefits of a healthier workforce.
In planning this book, we asked people throughout the United States what they'd like to find in this book. Here's what they told us:
"Discuss common problems in simple language. Provide tips on prevention and self-care. Address important children's health concerns. And don't forget the workplace. Work is where we spend one-third of our waking lives."
It was a tall order. We began by reviewing the top 300 reasons why adults and children visit a doctor. Then we talked to Mayo Clinic nurses who respond to telephone calls from people with questions about health and illness. We consulted with health care providers, employers and managers of corporate health programs to learn what illnesses and injuries are common in the workplace.
Then we looked at health care costs. We reviewed our experience at Mayo Clinic, which includes providing care annually to more than one million patients and 57,000 employees at our three major locations in Rochester, Minn., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla., and our regional community-based health care practices.
Using all of this information, we focused on how to prevent illness, how to detect illness before it becomes a serious, costly problem, and how to avoid unnecessary trips to the clinic or emergency room.
Our colleagues have reviewed every page of the newest edition and added much new information. We revised immunization guidelines, enhanced tips for travelers, and updated a wide variety of information and quick-care tips.
Please use this book for improving your health!
Philip Hagen, M.D., Preventive Medicine Specialist, Mayo Clinic
Medical Editor, Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care
See for yourself how self-care can help direct people to the appropriate level of care to help control health care costs.
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