Surgeon General Priority: Community Health and Economic Prosperity
The health of Americans is not as good as it could be, despite large expenditures on healthcare. Our poorer health status creates costs and challenges for individuals, families, communities, and businesses, and can be a drag on the economy, as too many jobs remain unfilled and productivity is adversely affected. Many of our poor health problems are rooted in inadequate investments in prevention and unequal economic opportunities in our communities. Read more at HHS.gov.
Is #MeToo a Multicultural Competency?
Great article on how the #MeToo movement is shaping policy at work. Consultants, public health leaders, health coaches, academics, clinicians need to consider the positive impact that can be had with understanding multi-cultural strategies. The article states, “The #MeToo movement set in motion a nationwide discussion and contributed to countless positive changes. The next step is to make sure that current sexual harassment policies are in place and understood by everyone to create a safe, welcoming workplace for all employees.” As you read this, think about the multi-cultural competencies that must be considered beyond gender. Read more at BenefitsPRO.com.
Can summer stress cause employee burnout?
While summertime is often seen as a leisurely season where Americans take time off for extended family vacations and enjoy long days at the beach, new research suggests time off doesn’t always translate into reduced stress. Read more at benefitnews.com.
Self-Care Guidelines and How to Teach Others about the Power of Self-Care
In an effort to bring the practice of self-care to a broader audience, The World Health Organization(WHO) has launched its first guideline on self-care interventions for health. It’s aimed to “empower individuals, families and communities to optimize their health as advocates.
While this is a great resource to offer, just handing out a guidebook will not solve the issue. We must train individuals to teach others about the power of self-care. It begins with understanding how to dive into one’s conscience, in an effort to make the change. Programs like NWI’s Empowered Health Consciousness is a great way to learn these tools. Please read the WHO guidelines and learn for yourself, but consider how you can teach others to develop better self-care.