When employees want to make lifestyle changes to improve their health, it makes sense to support them so they can achieve their goals. Keeping employees healthy keeps them at work and more productive when they are there.
MyHealth health coaching programs can help employees overcome barriers to success so they can make lifestyle changes that last. Our professionally-trained health coaches are friendly, helpful, and up to date on the most effective ways to offer support as your employees strive to change for the better. Whether your employees want to quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthier, become more active, or manage stress, our health coaches can customize a solution that fits their needs.
UPMC WorkPartners offers health coaches with expertise across all lifestyle behaviors. Many are registered nurses, licensed counselors, or certified diabetes educators; others are registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, or certified health education specialists. With each of the programs described below, your employees can choose from six telephone-based sessions with a personal health coach, an online program, tele-group session, or a self-guided workbook option.
UPMC MyHealth Ready to QuitTM. From understanding the unique “triggers” that drive urges to smoke, to preventing relapse after quitting, this program guides participants through the quitting process and helps them stay tobacco-free for good. Health coaches are available to help participants every step of the way, starting with preparation for “quit day.”
UPMC MyHealth Weigh to WellnessTM. Participants learn the skills needed for a lifetime of successful weight management. With support from a health coach, they can build activity levels and replace unhealthy eating habits with healthy ones.
UPMC MyHealth Step Up to WellnessTM. After completing a simple, personalized measure of their activity level, participants work with health coaches to create a tailored plan to gradually build up to the recommended aerobic, flexibility, and strength building standards for optimal health.
UPMC MyHealth Eating WellTM. Cutting-edge tools guide participants to make healthier food selections and create a personalized eating plan that will work for the short and long term. In addition, participants have access to hundreds of nutrition articles and healthy, tasty recipes.
UPMC MyHealth Less StressTM. Health coaches help participants get their life in balance, improve their mood, and enjoy their work and leisure time more.
No matter what they choose, your employees will have access to a health coach who will guide their progress toward their goals and help them stay accountable. Each program includes:
- Background reading that builds understanding and prepares employees for change.
- Interactive activities that guide participants through a personalized plan of change.
- A complete toolkit with all required materials for each lifestyle program.
- Postprogram journal activities that help participants maintain their success and establish new, healthier lifestyles.