Wellness at Work

The average age of our employees is increasing. Which means our healthcare costs and worker's compensation expenses are also going up. As we get older, it becomes more important that we take better care of ourselves.

Research shows that if we support our employee's health through wellness programs  we can improve their quality of life and increase productivity, morale and ultimately, keep healthcare affordable and decrease worker's compensation costs.

Beacon Health offers Northern Light Health members a variety of onsite wellness programs. We come to you!
If you'd like more information email us BeaconWellness@emhs.org

Wellness at Work Programs:

On site screenings
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Vision
  • Diabetes
  • Body composition
  • Nutritional screening
  • Flexibility
  • Physical activity assessment
Health assessments
Offered to employees to identify their health risks and to help us better understand the overall wellness needs of our health system. Screening tests provide on-the-spot results. Aggregate reports with non-identifiable individual data are provided to employers following the screening. This report is used to help us design a health plan the meets the needs of our employees.

WELLfactor is our secure online population health management tool. This is where employees take their Health Assessments, coaches document progress, and employers view real-time aggregate reports. 

Health, lifestyle, and well coaching 

All individuals are encouraged to meet with a coach. You and your coach will identify risks, assess changes in health status, and set realistic goals. Our coaches provide motivational tools to help you achieve your goals.

Worksite ergonomic evaluations

Ergonomic evaluations protect the health and productivity of your employees by creating a safe work environment and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Our certified ergonomics assessment specialist will improve the comfort of your employees' workspace to help them avoid injury by providing recommendations and making appropriate adjustments to their office equipment.

Basic life support CPR course

This American Heart Association course is a two year certification that covers adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use. Participants learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, how to activate the EMS system, and administer CPR and the AED.

Heartsaver first aid with CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

This American Heart Association course teaches CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use for the layperson, as well as general first aid principles. Medical, trauma, and environmental emergencies are also addressed during this course.
Consultation and support

Services are aimed to develop wellness programs, improve health, and reduce healthcare costs. Services include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing senior level support
  • Creating cohesive wellness teams
  • Collecting data
  • Developing an operating plan
  • Choosing appropriate interventions
  • Creating supportive environments
  • Evaluating outcomes
Outreach to employees' families
Wellness Services also offers programs and services to our employees' families, which is an important step in improving the health of employees.

Wellness presentations include:

Health, Lifestyle, and Wellness Presentations and Classes
Presentations and programs are developed to meet your needs and interests. We understand that your time is valuable. Our presentations range from 15 minute wellness breaks to 1 1/2 hour presentations.

Programs include:
  • Risk Reduction Series: This eight hour educational program delivered by an RN, Dietician and Exercise Physiologist is designed to empower participants to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. One hour presentations consist of risks for heart disease, exercise, nutrition, plant foods, lipoproteins, good vs. bad fat, weight and stress reduction.
  • 30 miles in 30 days: Physical activity program designed to encourage daily walking of one mile per day over a 30 day period. This program includes physical activity instruction and tracking.
  • TAKE 15: This program introduces different types of wellness activities in 15 minute blocks that employees can trial at work. Examples are dance, yoga and chair massage. This program was developed based on studies showing the benefits of 15 minutes of physical activity and stress reduction. Program outcomes are evaluated.
  • Bike to Work: This bike to work initiative stresses bike safety and encourages employees to bike to work over a given period of time during the summer months.
  • Pedometer Tracking: This fun walking program is tracked through the use of pedometers and can be offered as a challenge between groups or departments.