Expert Insight Briefs and Podcasts
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Health and HappinessDownload Brief Download Webinar
How Happiness can Actually Improve Health
Happiness is a universally appealing psychological state. Despite the common understanding that happiness is an “emotional result” of daily experience, new research suggests otherwise. The evidence for the health-happiness link is the most compelling of any of the proposed benefits of happiness. Thus, happiness not only feels good but actually is good in that it benefits individuals by improving health.
Download the brief to read more about this research and some reliable methods of improving personal happiness.
Listen to Dr. Biswas-Diener present on this topic by downloading the webinar.
Motivating Weight LossDownload Brief
Recognizing the Value of Diverse Perspectives
As American waistlines continue to expand, so do the options individuals have for losing excess weight. The problem is not that Americans have too many choices but that each individual needs the approach – or combination of approaches – that best meets his or her needs.
Companies that offer weight‐loss programs that support the needs of the individual will be more successful at engaging and supporting individuals throughout their weight loss journey. This paper will discuss the purpose and value of three proven approaches to motivating weight loss.
Beyond Return on InvestmentDownload Brief
A Comprehensive Approach to Measuring Program Success
Health plans today are increasingly focused on providing programs to improve members' health and productivity. Return on investment (ROI) is perhaps the most widely used methods of measuring the financial impact of member‐focused programs. However, research suggests that this approach is fraught with challenges that demand adherence to a conservative, empirically tested, and peer‐reviewed methodology (Care Continuum Alliance, 2010).
This paper will discuss key methodological considerations surrounding ROI studies and highlight the importance of moving beyond ROI alone to accurately measure a program's success.
The Dynamic Engagement ModelDownload Brief
A Focus on Time, Attention, and Effort in Healthcare Programs
Healthcare organizations are increasingly turning to programs like personal health coaching and rewards programs to improve member outcomes. How effective those programs are at engaging members and effecting change depends on numerous factors.
This paper presents a scientifically‐based framework organizations can use to improve the effectiveness of healthcare programs, increase return on investment, and achieve greater health and well‐being for their members.
Why People Make Choices They Know Are Unhealthy
Americans are constantly bombarded by health information. Most people understand the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating and can likely explain why regular doctor visits are crucial to long term health. But, of course, many Americans continue to make unhealthy choices despite the overwhelming evidence that they shouldn't.
People have many different reasons for choosing not to engage in healthy behaviors; this paper will discuss three of the most common reasons that knowledge and behavior do not always align.
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