Working Well South Carolina E-News May 31, 2012
In this issue
In this issue, articles include topics on tips and tools to help employees quit the use of tobacco, webinars focused on issues facing for-profit hosptials and tobacco cessation medication, blog posts from the Working Well Centers of Excellence, and a brief update on the Prevention Academy: Greensboro, NC.
A major component of enforcing a tobacco-free policy is to promote tobacco cessation resources among employees. Through WorkHealthy AmericaSM, NC Prevention Partners equips hospitals with tools to help them assess tobacco users’ readiness to quit and motivate their employees to make tobacco cessation a reality. Read More.
Through the month of June, NC Prevention Partners in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association has planned two webinars for the organizations participating in Working Well. These webinars will focus on promoting employee wellness in for-profits hospitals, and using tobacco cessation medications in the employee quit tobacco process. Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars! Read More.
The Working Well Centers of Excellence, along with other hosptials involved in Working Well, have worked diligently over the past year and a half to improve their current employee wellness programs through building supportive environments, improving policies, and creating comprehensive systems conducive to living healthy lifestlyes. These 9 Centers of Excellence have agreed to track their journey through regularly scheduled blogs. Read More.
Working Well offers its committed hospitals a variety of opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking. One such opportunity occurred in mid-May when NC Prevention Partners opened their doors to their neighbors to the south and invited South Carolina hospitals involved with Working Well to attend a one-day intensive training session in Greensboro, NC, called Prevention Academy: Greensboro. Read More.