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Healthy Options Provided for Employees (H.O.P.E.)  Success in NVCI’s Employee Wellness Program Hilary Meade, M.Ed., CHES  ...
Setting the Stage <ul><li>What is your image of Las Vegas? </li></ul><ul><li>Health as a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Growin...
Nevada Cancer Institute
Mission Statement Nevada Cancer Institute reduces the burden of cancer for Nevada, the nation and the world through innova...
<ul><li>A nonprofit organization, committed to reducing the burden of cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><l...
NVCI <ul><ul><li>“ Once you walk through those doors you feel like everything is going  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to be a...
Research <ul><li>Core research areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics/ Biomarkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progenitor ce...
<ul><li>Medical Research and Oncology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 clinical oncologists; 26 total faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Imaging Services <ul><li>Digital Diagnostic Imaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PET/CT scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CT sca...
Infusion Suite
Clinical Trials <ul><li>Phase I – IV  </li></ul>
Patient Safety <ul><li>Deeply ingrained in NVCI’s culture and Core Values of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal – a lev...
<ul><ul><li>The Joint Commission accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Received July 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Lance Armstrong Survivorship Program  </li></ul>Quality of Life Services
Patient Support Services and Activities <ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>Nutriti...
Resource Center
ILLUMINATIONS  Boutique
Patient Navigation and Support   <ul><li>Yoga Classes </li></ul>
Outreach and Education <ul><li>Located around the state including Elko, Fallon and Reno area </li></ul><ul><li>We have rea...
Outreach and Education Education, Prevention and Detection
Outreach and Education <ul><li>Health Educators:  Provide the latest developments in screenings, treatment and prevention ...
And We Are Still Growing.. Support Services Building Cancer Research Building
<ul><li>“ Each year, about 550,000 Americans die of cancer; fully  one-third  of these deaths are linked to  poor diet, ph...
H.O.P.E <ul><li>Healthy Options Provided for Employees </li></ul><ul><li>(H.O.P.E) </li></ul><ul><li>Our Goals:  </li></ul...
Goals  <ul><li>Positive corporate culture </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the risks  of cancer, and other chronic diseases, for...
<ul><li>How have we kept our employees psychologically healthy?  </li></ul><ul><li>Work life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Emp...
Work-Life Balance   <ul><li>Flex time: </li></ul>
Employee Growth and Development <ul><li>Tuition Reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Rounds </li></ul>
Communication <ul><li>Open Door Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Evaluation proc...
Employee Safety <ul><li>TB Testing Annually (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis B Vaccination offered to all employees (fre...
Employee Safety <ul><li>Send Word Now </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & Compliance Hotline for anonymous reporting of concerns </...
Employee Health Policies   <ul><li>No Tobacco   </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Lactation </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Food Guide...
Employee Recognition   <ul><li>Monthly Employee Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly GEM Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Inno...
<ul><li>Environmental Impact Task Force:  Create policy and interest in regards to NVCI and our environmental efforts </li...
Employee Involvement  <ul><li>Wellness Committee  </li></ul><ul><li>Environment of Care Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Looks ...
Insurance benefits   + + = <ul><li>PHIP: Personal Health Incentive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 92%  </li></ul><ul><li>20...
Insurance benefits <ul><li>Employee Assistance Programs </li></ul>
Wellness Committee <ul><li>Individuals from several different departments </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Wellness Programs   <ul><li>Discounted 24 Hour Fitness Memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Gym Membership Reimbursement </li></u...
Wellness Programs <ul><li>Walk at Work   </li></ul><ul><li>American Heart Association   </li></ul>
Wellness Programs <ul><li>Quarterly Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>  - ex:  Survivor, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity F...
Wellness Programs <ul><li>Meditation, Yoga and Stress Management Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- </li></ul></ul>
Wellness Programs <ul><li>RENEW  </li></ul><ul><li>( R e-energizing  E mployee’s  N aturally  E ach  W eek) </li></ul>
Wellness Programs <ul><ul><li>Lunch and Learns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Coaching </li></ul></ul>
Buddy Up!   American Psychological Association's 2009 Best Practices Honoree!
Buddy Up! Overview <ul><li>A 10-week nutritional and physical activity program to reduce risks for cancer and other health...
Participants receive..   <ul><ul><li>1 workbook, with 10 step-log cards  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-45 minute weekly me...
Weekly Sessions <ul><li>Self-Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition 101 & 102 </li></ul><ul><li>Portion Distortion </li></ul><...
Buddy Up! Evaluation   Registration/Week 1   Week 5 (optional) Week 10 <ul><li>Pre-Test </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul...
Buddy Up!  <ul><li>Used internally and externally </li></ul><ul><li>In the process of being sold as a package for other co...
Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Established when we opened in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>NVCI envisions being a role model for our ...
Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Recreation Leagues and Corporate Challenge!   </li></ul>
Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Morale  </li></ul><ul><li>Camaraderie   </li></ul>
The Bottom Line Unhealthy behaviors Health  risks Chronic disease Health care costs Wellsteps 2009  87.5% of health care c...
The Bottom Line <ul><li>Washoe County School District – Wellness program participants averaged 3 fewer missed workdays tha...
Lessons Learned   <ul><li>Behaviors can change; Incentives help </li></ul><ul><li>Programs done through email  </li></ul><...
H.O.P.E Evaluation <ul><li>2006  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>71%  (119 participants) participated in at least one wellness progr...
H.O.P.E Evaluation <ul><li>2007  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>74% (226 participants) participated in at least one wellness progra...
H.O.P.E  <ul><li>2009 Goals:  </li></ul><ul><li>75% participation </li></ul><ul><li>Lower stress levels for employees </li...
Resources <ul><li>WellSteps.com  </li></ul><ul><li>(Steve Aldana and Troy Adams; Culprit and the Cure and Stop and Go book...
<ul><li>Most important thing with employee wellness programs…. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun!  </li></ul>
Thank you from Nevada Cancer Institute
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Nevada Cancer Institute - Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference, Employer Experience Session

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The Nevada Cancer Institute demonstrates the real-world application of workplace practices that foster employee well-being and organizational performance in this "Employer Experience" session from the APA Practice Organization's 2009 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference. Presenter: Hilary Meade, M.Ed., CHES, Wellness Coordinator.

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Nevada Cancer Institute - Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference, Employer Experience Session

  1. 1. Healthy Options Provided for Employees (H.O.P.E.) Success in NVCI’s Employee Wellness Program Hilary Meade, M.Ed., CHES Wellness Coordinator Nevada Cancer Institute
  2. 2. Setting the Stage <ul><li>What is your image of Las Vegas? </li></ul><ul><li>Health as a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Growing academic/professional environment </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nevada Cancer Institute
  4. 4. Mission Statement Nevada Cancer Institute reduces the burden of cancer for Nevada, the nation and the world through innovative and collaborative research , education and patient care .
  5. 5. <ul><li>A nonprofit organization, committed to reducing the burden of cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada Cancer Institute will be one of the premier clinical and research cancer centers in the world. </li></ul>What is NVCI?
  6. 6. NVCI <ul><ul><li>“ Once you walk through those doors you feel like everything is going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to be all right.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> - NVCI patient and cancer survivor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research <ul><li>Core research areas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics/ Biomarkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progenitor cell research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug Development/ Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Sorter/Flow Cytometry </li></ul><ul><li>Circulating Tumor Assay </li></ul><ul><li>Laser Capture Microdisector </li></ul><ul><li>Biostatistics </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Prevention & Control </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer biomarkers </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Medical Research and Oncology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 clinical oncologists; 26 total faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radiation Oncology </li></ul><ul><li>Pathology </li></ul>Treatment
  9. 9. Imaging Services <ul><li>Digital Diagnostic Imaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PET/CT scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CT scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MRI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultrasound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mammography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X-ray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope Coach </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Infusion Suite
  11. 11. Clinical Trials <ul><li>Phase I – IV </li></ul>
  12. 12. Patient Safety <ul><li>Deeply ingrained in NVCI’s culture and Core Values of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal – a level of excellence on the leading edge with the most current, tested practices </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>The Joint Commission accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Received July 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Gold Standard in healthcare </li></ul></ul></ul>Patient Safety
  14. 14. <ul><li>Lance Armstrong Survivorship Program </li></ul>Quality of Life Services
  15. 15. Patient Support Services and Activities <ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional Services </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Support Groups </li></ul><ul><li>“ Feel-Good” Programs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resource Center
  17. 17. ILLUMINATIONS Boutique
  18. 18. Patient Navigation and Support <ul><li>Yoga Classes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Outreach and Education <ul><li>Located around the state including Elko, Fallon and Reno area </li></ul><ul><li>We have reached over 523,000 Nevadans </li></ul>
  20. 20. Outreach and Education Education, Prevention and Detection
  21. 21. Outreach and Education <ul><li>Health Educators: Provide the latest developments in screenings, treatment and prevention </li></ul>Hope Coach
  22. 22. And We Are Still Growing.. Support Services Building Cancer Research Building
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ Each year, about 550,000 Americans die of cancer; fully one-third of these deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity , and carrying excess weight ” </li></ul><ul><li>(ACS, 2006). </li></ul>
  24. 24. H.O.P.E <ul><li>Healthy Options Provided for Employees </li></ul><ul><li>(H.O.P.E) </li></ul><ul><li>Our Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>to improve and maintain the health and wellness of all NVCI employees. To that, we envision a work environment that fosters the six areas of wellness; including, social, mental, physical, environmental, spiritual, and occupational health. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Goals <ul><li>Positive corporate culture </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the risks of cancer, and other chronic diseases, for our employees and dependants </li></ul><ul><li>Manage health care costs and utilization of employees and their dependants by providing them with relevant resources, knowledge, and tools relating to health and wellness. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>How have we kept our employees psychologically healthy? </li></ul><ul><li>Work life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Growth and development </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Health </li></ul>
  27. 27. Work-Life Balance <ul><li>Flex time: </li></ul>
  28. 28. Employee Growth and Development <ul><li>Tuition Reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Rounds </li></ul>
  29. 29. Communication <ul><li>Open Door Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Evaluation process </li></ul>
  30. 30. Employee Safety <ul><li>TB Testing Annually (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis B Vaccination offered to all employees (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Flu Shot (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Infection control, Blood borne pathogens, lab safety, hazardous material </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 Security on-site, camera monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomic assessments </li></ul>
  31. 31. Employee Safety <ul><li>Send Word Now </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & Compliance Hotline for anonymous reporting of concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Satisfaction Survey / Patient Safety Culture Survey </li></ul>
  32. 32. Employee Health Policies <ul><li>No Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace Lactation </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Food Guidelines </li></ul>
  33. 33. Employee Recognition <ul><li>Monthly Employee Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly GEM Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Innovator Award </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Environmental Impact Task Force: Create policy and interest in regards to NVCI and our environmental efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Satisfaction survey </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Forum </li></ul>Employee Involvement
  35. 35. Employee Involvement <ul><li>Wellness Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Environment of Care Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Looks at NVCI as a whole for it’s safety and care of employees and patients </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Cares Committee </li></ul>
  36. 36. Insurance benefits + + = <ul><li>PHIP: Personal Health Incentive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 92% </li></ul><ul><li>2009 =94% </li></ul>
  37. 37. Insurance benefits <ul><li>Employee Assistance Programs </li></ul>
  38. 38. Wellness Committee <ul><li>Individuals from several different departments </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a voice </li></ul>
  39. 39. Wellness Programs <ul><li>Discounted 24 Hour Fitness Memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Gym Membership Reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>On-site Group Fitness Classes/Personal Training/Yoga </li></ul>
  40. 40. Wellness Programs <ul><li>Walk at Work </li></ul><ul><li>American Heart Association </li></ul>
  41. 41. Wellness Programs <ul><li>Quarterly Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li> - ex: Survivor, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Fit Club </li></ul>
  42. 42. Wellness Programs <ul><li>Meditation, Yoga and Stress Management Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Wellness Programs <ul><li>RENEW </li></ul><ul><li>( R e-energizing E mployee’s N aturally E ach W eek) </li></ul>
  44. 44. Wellness Programs <ul><ul><li>Lunch and Learns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Coaching </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Buddy Up! American Psychological Association's 2009 Best Practices Honoree!
  46. 46. Buddy Up! Overview <ul><li>A 10-week nutritional and physical activity program to reduce risks for cancer and other health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Allows participants flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on HEALTHY LIVING, not “dieting” or “weight loss” </li></ul>
  47. 47. Participants receive.. <ul><ul><li>1 workbook, with 10 step-log cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-45 minute weekly meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedometer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources/information library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthy eating options (Non-Vegetarian and Vegetarian) </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly activities and final grand prize“How To” tips </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with NVCI’s health educators </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Team Support </li></ul>
  48. 48. Weekly Sessions <ul><li>Self-Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition 101 & 102 </li></ul><ul><li>Portion Distortion </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Servings for Adequate Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of Vitamins, Nutrients and Water </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Food Shopping and Label Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Eating Out </li></ul><ul><li>Being Consistent, Not Perfect </li></ul>
  49. 49. Buddy Up! Evaluation Registration/Week 1 Week 5 (optional) Week 10 <ul><li>Pre-Test </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>WHR </li></ul><ul><li>BMI </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rate Your Plate” </li></ul><ul><li>3-day tracker </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>WHR </li></ul><ul><li>BMI </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Test </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>WHR </li></ul><ul><li>BMI </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rate Your Plate” </li></ul><ul><li>3-day tracker </li></ul><ul><li>Total steps walked (calculation of total calories burned, lbs lost, and miles walked) </li></ul>
  50. 50. Buddy Up! <ul><li>Used internally and externally </li></ul><ul><li>In the process of being sold as a package for other companies </li></ul>
  51. 51. Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Established when we opened in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>NVCI envisions being a role model for our community . </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>support </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for </li></ul><ul><li>awards </li></ul>
  52. 52. Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Recreation Leagues and Corporate Challenge! </li></ul>
  53. 53. Corporate Wellness <ul><li>Morale </li></ul><ul><li>Camaraderie </li></ul>
  54. 54. The Bottom Line Unhealthy behaviors Health risks Chronic disease Health care costs Wellsteps 2009 87.5% of health care claims costs are due to an individual’s lifestyle
  55. 55. The Bottom Line <ul><li>Washoe County School District – Wellness program participants averaged 3 fewer missed workdays than those who did not participate in the program. The decrease in absenteeism produced a Return on Investment of $15.60:1. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Preventive Medicine, 2000; 40:131-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness programs that are properly implemented can achieve a reduction of up to 60 percent in health risks and major reductions in the cost of disease care for employees. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Behaviors can change; Incentives help </li></ul><ul><li>Programs done through email </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking on own </li></ul><ul><li>On-site lunch and learns are not always the best </li></ul><ul><li>Have variety when planning </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness committee and upper management support is key </li></ul>
  57. 57. H.O.P.E Evaluation <ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>71% (119 participants) participated in at least one wellness program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>237 lbs and 77 inches were lost! </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. H.O.P.E Evaluation <ul><li>2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>74% (226 participants) participated in at least one wellness program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>515 lbs and 157 inches were lost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>77% (237 participants) participated in at least one wellness program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>517 lbs and 164 inches were lost </li></ul></ul>
  59. 59. H.O.P.E <ul><li>2009 Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>75% participation </li></ul><ul><li>Lower stress levels for employees </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot two new wellness programs </li></ul>
  60. 60. Resources <ul><li>WellSteps.com </li></ul><ul><li>(Steve Aldana and Troy Adams; Culprit and the Cure and Stop and Go books) </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoa.org (Wellness Councils of America) </li></ul><ul><li>American Heart Association </li></ul><ul><li>American Cancer Society </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Watch TV and read magazines for ideas </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>Most important thing with employee wellness programs…. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>
  62. 62. Thank you from Nevada Cancer Institute

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