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WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Case analysis of digital health communication efforts in three university settings: Tufts University, Brown University, and University of Massachusetts, Lowell Nicole Schultz July 20, 2014
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WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Case analysis of digital health communication efforts in three university settings:Tufts University, Brown University, and University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Nicole SchultzJuly 20, 2014

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OutlineI. The Worksite Wellness Trend

II. Common Challenges in University Worksite Wellness

III. Case Studies• Tufts University• Brown University • University of Massachusetts, Lowell

IV. Recommendations

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Worksite Wellness• Improve employee health to control health care costs• Reduce burden of chronic disease

• Absenteeism & “Presenteeism”

• Offered by health plans, outside vendors, or employer• Large variation in program components• Overall, aim to help employees:

• Maintain healthy lifestyles• Achieve work-life balance• Cope with stress• Boost morale and productivity

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Common Challenges• Lack of employee participation• Expensive to implement• Sustained behavior change• Creating a culture of wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

Goal:To address and improve employees’ health and quality of life while slowing down the rising cost of health care for employee and employer

Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts University Wellness

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Tufts: SWOT AnalysisStrengths Weaknesses

• Clear contact information• eHealth portal user guide• Infrastructure to support program• Health and Wellness Advisory

Group (HWAG)

• Inactive links• Webpage hard to navigate• No apparent use of social media• Lack of information

Opportunities Threats

• Use of social media• Developing website• Organizational support• HWAG

• Busy target audience• 3 campuses • Funding• Resources

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Recommendations• Website improvements

• Ease of navigation• Update and expand information about services and programs• Update links• Link to social media

• Implement social media strategies • Inform• Connect• Support

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Brown University WellnessHealth Promotion Mission Statement

…to promote healthy lifestyles by educating, enhancing awareness and encouraging positive behavioral changes for all Brown University employees in the areas of health education, exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation and stress management.

ObjectiveEncourage employees to reduce their health risks and improve their health and well-being both at home and on the job

Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

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Brown University Wellness

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Brown University Wellness

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Brown University Wellness Rewards

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Brown University Wellness

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Brown University Wellness

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Brown University Wellness

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Brown: SWOT AnalysisStrengths Weaknesses

• Facebook page• Private Google site• Program and FAQ documents• Easy navigation • Calendar of events• Updated blog

• Dull colors• Crowded layout

Opportunities Threats

• Expand social media to Twitter and other platforms

• Use of mobile application

• Funding• Resources• Sustained engagement

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Recommendations

• Website improvements• Colors

• Layout

• Add navigation to left panel

• Expand social media presence

• Consider additional platforms, such as Twitter

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University of Massachusetts: Lowell WellnessGoals:

Preventing, tracking and remedying workplace hazards and providing a workplace environment that promotes overall health and wellbeing.

Vision:Students, faculty and staff will collaborate to promote healthy environments and personal health as part of our campus culture of learning and working with purpose.

Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass, Lowell Wellness

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UMass: SWOT AnalysisStrengths Weaknesses

• Clear mission and goals• Link to campus recreation site,

which uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and e-mail list

• Easy navigation• Healthy Campus campaign• Links to programs

• Lack of social media presence• Limited information• Inactive link• Dull appearance

Opportunities Threats

• Develop social media presence• Expand Healthy Campus campaign• Improve website

• Resources• Funding• Personnel

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Recommendations

• Website improvements• More information

• Add color and pictures

• Social media• Create separate Facebook page

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General Recommendations

Low-cost initiatives • Online information

• Ease of navigation (link from HR website)

• Wellness task force or committee

• Facebook and Twitter

Resource-intensive initiatives • Online health portal

• Online fitness and health challenges (i.e. using FitBit)

• Hire vendor or organization to implement digital strategies

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Thank you!

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