Spring 2012 vol. 8-2
The goal of businesshealth has always been to relate stories that include reliable, insightful information and ideas from reputable sources that will help employers become more knowledgeable on workplace health and performance issues. The result is a healthy, successful business.
Our editorial outlines the difficult lessons the Drummond Report has prescribed for Ontario to get its financial house in order. What starts in Ontario will not stay in Ontario. The implications for escalating healthcare costs in all provinces and the desire of provincial governments to minimize their share should be a cause of concern to private payers everywhere.
In this issue you will hear the stories of two non-profit organizations that have achieved outstanding results in providing ‘social’ good to their communities. Both have applied solid business principles and the belief that the "culture" of the organization is a critical success factor for its clients and funders. You may be surprised to learn how they have achieved "bottom line" results and how the lessons they have learned apply so readily to other business enterprises.
Diabetes continues to be a significant and increasing cost driver for employers and the healthcare system. We all know we need to eat less and exercise more, but knowledge is often not enough. Read how a novel approach to workplace health coaching and self management could make a difference in your program results.
We hope that you are taking full advantage of the resources available at businesshealth.ca. As we begin our eighth year of publication, there is a substantial bank of articles and interviews on workplace health subjects. Visit your benefit advisor’s businesshealth micro-website and type in a subject of interest in the ‘Search’ box. You’ll be impressed with the breadth, depth and quality of information available.