At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, we feel it is important to provide health and wellness information from trusted outside resources. The more you know about your employees’ health and the resources available to them, the better the outcome of your worksite wellness program.
Here’s a list of helpful resources from around the Web.
Established in 1982, the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit membership organization and the first Wellness Council established in the United States. A local affiliate of the national organization, The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA), WELCOM educates companies on the Well Workplace© standards and recognizes them for achievement of excellence in health promotion at the worksite. WELCOM provides tools, support and consulting services to assist businesses and communities in the development of results driven wellness initiatives.
WELCOM's Mission is 'To lead the Midlands to optimal health through health promotion at the worksite.'
We encourage you to visit the WELCOM website and consider a membership. The Well Workplace© process has been the foundation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska's employee wellness program, and we trust it will bring invaluable benefits to your organization as you promote wellness at your workplace.
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March of Dimes has created a free tool to help your employees make better health care decisions. Healthy Babies, Healthy Business is a multi-dimensional health education program for the workplace. It offers six resources to help companies improve employee health and the health of the company's bottom line.One of these resources is the My 9 Months program.
Visit Healthy Babies Healthy Business
A health education resource where you can learn ways to get healthy and stay healthy. If you’ve been diagnosed with a health condition you can find helpful information and tips for learning to live better with your disease.
Visit Health Education Answers
Healthfinder.gov is a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.
Weight Watchers Online makes it easy to stay connected anywhere, anytime. It’s built on the proven approach to weight loss developed by the experts at Weight Watchers— it’s practical, liveable and sustainable. Follow the plan step-by-step online with instant access to state-of-the-art and easy-to-use interactive weight-loss tools developed by the experts at Weight Watchers.
Visit Weight Watchers Online Program
Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit. The information and professional assistance available on this Web site can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker.
Freedom from Smoking Online American Lung Association's free online smoking cessation program. Quitting smoking can evoke a lot of feelings: fear, resentment, relief, and so on. If you stay committed to the program and complete all of the assignments you have a good chance of remaining smoke-free for good. Millions of people have quit smoking and you can do it too! Find out more about Freedom From Smoking® Online by visiting their Web site.
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