Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Building Vaccine Confidence in the Workplace: Virtual Event With Vanderbilt Health Expert Targeted to HR Leaders https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/building-vaccine-confidence-workplace-virtual-event-vanderbilt-health-expert <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Building Vaccine Confidence in the Workplace: Virtual Event With Vanderbilt Health Expert Targeted to HR Leaders</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/04/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/186" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Building Vaccine Confidence in the Workplace: Virtual Event With Vanderbilt Health Expert Targeted to HR Leaders"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vaccine hesitancy is high in Tennessee, with the CDC reporting the state has one of lowest rates of fully vaccinated adults in the country. But overcoming reluctance in getting the COVID-19 vaccine is key to curbing the spread of COVID-19 and achieving herd immunity.</p> <p>The <a href="https://mtshrm.org">Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management</a> (MTSHRM) and <a href="https://www.mtebc.org">Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Council</a><strong> (</strong>MTEBC) are joining forces to help human resource leaders positively influence colleagues, friends and family members by building their confidence in the vaccines. The two groups are hosting a virtual event <strong>May 18 at 11:45 a.m. </strong>with infectious disease expert David Aronoff, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Aronoff will explain the importance, safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and how they will impact our community’s future.</p> <p>In addition, attendees will:</p> <ul> <li>Learn details about global virus growth and COVID-19 variants</li> <li>Understand the importance of immunization</li> <li>Realize continued workplace concerns and lessons to take from the pandemic</li> <li>Discover strategies for talking to colleagues, friends, and family members who are hesitant about the vaccine</li> <li>Gain perspective and a future outlook for our community</li> </ul> <p>Registration to the Zoom event is free to everyone but required to attend. <strong>Register <a href="https://www.mtebc.org/event-4135410">here</a>. </strong>After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.</p> <p>MTEBC President Mike Lerman will moderate the webinar. There will be time for Q&amp;A at the end of the presentation.</p> <p>David Aronoff, MD, is the Addison B. Scoville Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Throughout the pandemic, he has advised Ryman Hospitality Properties, American Airlines and Nashville employers with the Good to Go program on disease prevention.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 04 May 2021 18:10:30 +0000 roberjm7 186 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com The Value of Employee Testimonials in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/value-employee-testimonials-overcoming-vaccine-hesitancy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Value of Employee Testimonials in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/30/2021 - 06:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/184" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to The Value of Employee Testimonials in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Business Group on Health recently hosted a series of conference calls for employers to share approaches to addressing COVID-19 vaccine communications. The COVID-19 Benchmarking Discussion Series uncovered just how powerful employee testimonials can be to encourage vaccination. A poll during the discussion discovered that 48% of participants plan to use first-hand accounts from leaders and employees who have been vaccinated. </p> <p>One employer plans to invite a vaccinated employee to share a testimonial in an upcoming webinar sponsored by the company’s internal Black Employees Employee Resource Group (ERG). Employers are also using their ERGs as testing grounds for reviewing communications for potential cultural blind spots and sensitivities before they are shared more widely. Business Group on Health members can access more of the discussion results <a href="https://www.businessgrouphealth.org/resources/covid-19-vaccine-communications-employer-messages-and-strategies?utm_term=%5Cu2794&amp;utm_campaign=Vaccine%20Communications%20and%20Confidence%2C%20EDI%20Survey%2C%20AI%2C%20Burnout&amp;utm_content=email&amp;utm_source=Act-On+Software&amp;utm_medium=email">here</a>. It's free to register and become a member.</p> <p>The COVID-19 vaccine video series from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) features fellow Vanderbilt colleagues who have received the vaccine. Don’t miss <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8w424QHi9m29u2ZUq3_ALzJ0eU7_sYhXDDCU3lN7OCwpxDlAz4CsRdUPicT368qyJFElpQRw%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Ccd399507f8ee453c190c08d90c1af62f%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637554132243532202%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=9UdexwNm%2BUd5%2B4hg%2BNLBebM2nVRpS0uQX84xu0pFzUg%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8w424QHi9m29u2ZUq3_ALzJ0eU7_sYhXDDCU3lN7OCwpxDlAz4CsRdUPicT368qyJFElpQRw=" shash="LL/S8YkpIXuIMzFtmQC02NWU71ln59B4dawIgacxDa0oj0m7gwWq4UfBsr+kVXcaXQCDBwpM2BHuS073GDkrpwAXCkYoaQzkX05IEiZ0qc6LGJDFQ98IEjNlw4dC3nkpjNBqd+O64v2JKyLmAtJLd76lpI1xAbzl5Dvaog6IxvE=" target="_blank">this video</a> of VUMC employee testimonials, and consider trying such a strategy for your company to encourage vaccinations.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 184 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/schedule-your-covid-19-vaccine-today <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/26/2021 - 10:37</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/183" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tennesseans age 16 and older are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines. You can schedule yours today with Vanderbilt Health, even if you've not been a patient with Vanderbilt before. Teens under 18 must be with a parent or guardian, who can get their shot at the same time.</p> <article about="/coronavirus/GetVaccines" role="article" typeof="schema:WebPage"> <p><strong>Current Vanderbilt Health patients</strong> can use <a href="https://myhealthatvanderbilt.com/Authentication/Login?">this link</a> to schedule an appointment.</p> <p><strong>The <a href="https://covid-vaccine.app.vumc.org/registration/#/register">general public</a> </strong>can find an appointment at this link. Or call (<strong>888) 312-0847.</strong></p> <p>If you don't see an appointment that is convenient for you, check back. We add new appointments as we get new shipments of vaccine. </p> <p>We'll bill your insurance for a small fee to help cover costs of giving you the shot. But you won't get a bill, even if you don't have insurance.</p> <p>We're giving vaccines at 2 locations in Nashville: at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on 21st Avenue and at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.</p> <h3>What If I Don't Live In or Near Nashville?</h3> <p>Our three community hospitals are working with local health departments in Wilson, Bedford and Coffee counties to give COVID-19 vaccines. </p> <p>Schedule your vaccine at these links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://vaccinate.tn.gov/">Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital</a></li> <li><a href="https://covid-vaccine.app.vumc.org/registration/#/register?utm_source=vbch">Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital</a></li> <li><a href="https://covid-vaccine.app.vumc.org/registration/#/register?utm_source=vthh">Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital</a></li> </ul> <p>Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is also giving vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis, Monday-Friday, 8– 11:30 a.m and 1–4:30 pm, as long as supplies are available. Go to the main entrance of the hospital for screening and registration.</p> <p>You can also find vaccine appointments at pharmacies, clinics and other locations at <a href="https://vaccinefinder.org/">VaccineFinder.org</a>.</p> <p> </p> </article> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:37:28 +0000 roberjm7 183 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley Help Spread the Word About COVID-19 Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/dolly-parton-brad-paisley-help-spread-word-about-covid-19-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley Help Spread the Word About COVID-19 Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/23/2021 - 09:55</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/182" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley Help Spread the Word About COVID-19 Vaccines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt Health has been joined by two country music superstars to help build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines.</p> <p>Take it from none other than Tennessee's Queen herself, <strong>Dolly Parton</strong>: In a new PSA, Dolly partners with Vanderbilt Health to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Watch her musical PSA <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQE_tE9t1GQ">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Brad Paisley</strong> is the face of a sports-themed PSA for VUMC, along with sports partners Nashville Predators, Nashville SC, Nashville Sounds, Vanderbilt Athletics, Music City Grand Prix, Nashville Superspeedway, TSSAA, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. Feel free to share the new ad with employees and make it easy for them to find a vaccine <a href="http://spr.ly/6044HNk5s.">here</a>. Watch the ad below.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BIg1LeVS2tg" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 23 Apr 2021 14:55:23 +0000 roberjm7 182 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Webinars Set to Build Vaccine Confidence and Ease Anxieties Around Returning to Work https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/webinars-set-build-vaccine-confidence-and-ease-anxieties-around-returning <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Webinars Set to Build Vaccine Confidence and Ease Anxieties Around Returning to Work</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/20/2021 - 13:41</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/181" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Webinars Set to Build Vaccine Confidence and Ease Anxieties Around Returning to Work"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Several divisions of Vanderbilt Health are offering learning opportunities on the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines and strategies for work in a post-pandemic world. Mark your calendars for the following webinars geared to helping your employees boost confidence in the vaccines and cope with heightened anxiety as they return to the office and social situations resume.</p> <p>Vanderbilt Health is hosting a webinar on <strong>Tuesday, May 25 at 2 p.m.</strong>, with VUMC infectious disease expert David Aronoff, MD, who will detail the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and offer guidance on ways to mitigate vaccine hesitancy. Joining him will be VUMC behavioral health expert Abhi Saxena, MD, who will address anxiety around returning to work and navigating big transitions after a tough season of personal struggles and loss. <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owjGQl1zJRWSCLT6fpn5HXou_sI2QcsUEnIO4vBjlxU8n6m-NP0utHfZaRERy-z6N9ow%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C0008e64b51e442c85b1008d9041f9bd7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637545356081031620%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=dyD%2BixduTUP2aUhBTVtlLplAVVdqgD2qQ2bMXtS197s%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owjGQl1zJRWSCLT6fpn5HXou_sI2QcsUEnIO4vBjlxU8n6m-NP0utHfZaRERy-z6N9ow=" shash="mKIj4zRDCNUlpKSzmlGxkeOnSdUjxgFU6lVm/dmFcU5ba6GD0g3ZrTDp/oPJmRSTDGBNG/s5gbMbuBgoEAYDir8c+hPgL1t1zH98mhvxOMXupLC+Ijvn4qH3FVXShhLXlsVJOvbCilc1al7hFhNjLTgNHdR+TFYDopbu9PdwZ9g=" target="_blank">Register here</a> for the Vanderbilt Health webinar.</p> <p>The Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Council is hosting a webinar on <strong>Tuesday, May 18 at 12 p.m.</strong> that will also feature Dr. Aronoff's insights on how to cope with the lingering pandemic. <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5ownteNxb8TElchWm0v852NrvH7xiNSoedqXtdxPLwz5ztaaFMtV5hnystMMwM378wf6k%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C0008e64b51e442c85b1008d9041f9bd7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637545356081041615%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ZHGydYi6vR8RGdn%2B%2Buime5%2FQIYa5NeTC%2F5UYIJH%2Fm7Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5ownteNxb8TElchWm0v852NrvH7xiNSoedqXtdxPLwz5ztaaFMtV5hnystMMwM378wf6k=" shash="ODCpCW4tN8CYoFYf9UyFqfas75Z84+tJHahOi9ZvRzwwyrKcdF4rfCaZST4tKGtHAB7dhxNM6u+6XbqmOjxMsXGs3KTC1JgrJ4vj9YnFVmpXQa6NJHpcoYoHgTlytMp+qxNnC7eCl0o65j8GB+rLEgZZpjJvooOojEOGWZOCBOA=" target="_blank">Register here</a> for the MTEBC webinar.</p> <p>Employers are also invited to a Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network webinar geared to helping parents and families navigate the emotional and mental challenges around their children’s return to school. “COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health in the School Setting: Tips &amp; Tricks for Helping Keep Kids Safe &amp; Healthy” is set for <strong>Thursday, May 20 at 12 p.m</strong>. <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owsau60etdidzfujjWuDpYCUrSI9WOhCp3qINwjWsXPTDKTHo7n7MH6m-5ahzu_hUR_g%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C0008e64b51e442c85b1008d9041f9bd7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637545356081041615%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=yEwbNLigr4KHuDkN1Q%2Fh3RVaJQVfzbsaIJKf6HbFg5Q%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owsau60etdidzfujjWuDpYCUrSI9WOhCp3qINwjWsXPTDKTHo7n7MH6m-5ahzu_hUR_g=" shash="jc5g2j4xfhnfvKKoZyZs0ARUkpWUHJ4dqh8/J/xHP0AG92dmiRaNVKyRdvB/aYuyJDS7Gwx7OCBIqU4ENZ14NWWkvKsfYsfeHUkTrXfiIsXsZSBENG+hrjRA2Zgr5EN/tIOpmgaDib1cE6gHoO5cWURDhZQ/qmE3gBXFkkP3mhA=" target="_blank">Register here</a> for the VHAN webinar.</p> <p>If you have any questions about these educational events, please email us at <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owi2Bp8AUDRaxbBfR2TT1XrNDZ1LQrZTT3FS3aiphK5QX7gt5tukpS4sRO6y2H-s-ESE%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C0008e64b51e442c85b1008d9041f9bd7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637545356081051610%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=5qQmpl0XxFGWW4OMNG8A%2Blo%2F2J6LImZ8FjNi9ulOKp4%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF8jz5owi2Bp8AUDRaxbBfR2TT1XrNDZ1LQrZTT3FS3aiphK5QX7gt5tukpS4sRO6y2H-s-ESE=" shash="maI8PWbKrKcm3sN/xTR3EDL0DTBRdCNLMGRCvwkClcoBGXSLb+c6BzNjYk424UYre7RlNWi2+3OaGPXSfvyxUh0CQ1+IxK+Hu82ugKbvYxx4gMXUESgS1Z6Zc8pMm+aWJ7CU4W3R0z1msTfFvm0XWglqhJMal9EywxT8gjd24HE=" target="_blank">employersolutions@vumc.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:41:10 +0000 roberjm7 181 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Spring's the Season for Preventive Screenings https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/springs-season-preventive-screenings <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spring&#039;s the Season for Preventive Screenings</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:18</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/180" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Spring&#039;s the Season for Preventive Screenings"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Spring is a great season to renew your commitment to better health, and now is the perfect time to encourage your employees and health plan members to schedule their annual preventive screenings. While most people understand the importance of yearly physicals, it can be difficult to keep track of necessary cancer screenings, vaccines and other types of preventive care. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Explore the new <a href="https://employerhub.vanderbilthealth.com/">Vanderbilt Health Employer Hub</a> </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">to access health and wellness checklists f</span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">or men and women that will help your employees know which screenings to schedule at a glance.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/CHW_VH-HealthChecklist-Women-FL-DP_10.20.19_digital_Page_1.jpg?itok=xkF7HHe-" width="445" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">A new Vanderbilt Health Employer Hub offers employers access to helpful guides for scheduling preventive screenings.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:18:38 +0000 roberjm7 180 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville Expands Services in Sumner County https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-vanderbilt-health-hendersonville-expands-services-sumner-county <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville Expands Services in Sumner County</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/179" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville Expands Services in Sumner County"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) continues to bring personalized care to Middle Tennessee neighborhoods with the opening of a new 31,000-square-foot facility in Hendersonville. Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville offers adult outpatient specialty care, pediatric specialty care and imaging services to Sumner and surrounding counties.</p> <p>The center features 40 clinic exam rooms, urgent care services and imaging capabilities such as CT, ultrasound and X-ray. Specialties on site include women’s health, pediatrics, adult primary care, orthopaedics for both adults and children, imaging, rheumatology and walk-in-care. The facility also has three chairs dedicated to non-chemotherapy medical infusions. VUMC also recently opened a new <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/locations/vanderbilt-health-walk-clinic-hendersonville">Hendersonville Walk-in-Clinic</a> for urgent but not life-threatening medical needs.</p> <p>“With Middle Tennessee’s continued growth comes the opportunity to serve our patients in a more convenient way. This new facility provides ready access to a range of services that complement the offerings of our existing clinics in Gallatin and Hendersonville,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “Hendersonville is a vibrant city, and we are proud to have a greater presence in this dynamic community.”</p> <p>Learn more about the new facility located in the Indian Lake community of Hendersonville in this <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/30/new-vanderbilt-health-hendersonville-expands-services-in-sumner-county/">VUMC Reporter article</a>. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:49:08 +0000 roberjm7 179 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt’s Groundbreaking Lung Cancer CT Program Makes Early Detection More Accessible https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilts-groundbreaking-lung-cancer-ct-program-makes-early-detection-more <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt’s Groundbreaking Lung Cancer CT Program Makes Early Detection More Accessible</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/26/2021 - 09:19</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/178" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt’s Groundbreaking Lung Cancer CT Program Makes Early Detection More Accessible"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">With any kind of cancer, early detection can be the difference between a quick treatment or a prolonged, difficult battle. That’s why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening. They include:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt">Lowering the screening age from 55 to 50</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt">Reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">A <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/18/vanderbilt-research-played-key-role-in-new-lung-screen-guidelines/">2019 study</a> by Vanderbilt researchers was key to the changes. Previous trials indicated that CT scans provided earlier detection of lung cancer and reduced deaths from the disease by 20% compared to those who had standard chest X-rays. Not only are the CT scans brief in duration and expose patients to minimal radiation, but they are covered by most insurance companies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">To expand lung cancer screening access, the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program offers CT scans for $145 for people who do not meet screening criteria. The program also provides qualitative calcium scores linked to smoking-related cardiac disease and provides tobacco cessation counseling.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">A Deeper Dive Into the Study</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Vanderbilt researchers also discovered that the previous screening guidelines were often too narrow for African Americans. In some cases, that could lead to later diagnoses and a decreased chance of recovery. The 2019 study revealed that among smokers diagnosed with cancer, only 32% of African Americans were eligible for screening versus 56% of white people under the previous guidelines. The updated USPSTF guidelines greatly expand access to lung cancer screening for women and African Americans.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">“The recommendations put forth by the USPSTF are a step forward in the right direction to improve lung cancer screening eligibility criteria for those at high risk,” said the study's lead author</span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">, Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, Thoracic Surgery and Biomedical Informatics. “However, more work is needed to address disparities that still likely exist.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and <a href="https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html" style="color:#954f72; text-decoration:underline">Tennessee ranks fifth</a> in the U.S. for new lung cancer cases per 100,000 people. Those at the highest risk are those who have smoked at least 20 pack years over their lifetime and still smoke or have quit in the last 15 years. A pack-year is a way of calculating how much a person has smoked—one pack year is the equivalent of smoking one pack of cigarettes a day each year. People between 50 and 80 who are current or former smokers should ask their doctor if they are at high risk for lung cancer. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><strong><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">To Learn More</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">For more information on the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program, call (615) 322-0580 or email Alexis Paulson, MSN, APRN, clinical coordinator of the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program at <a href="mailto:alexis.b.paulson@vumc.org">alexis.b.paulson@vumc.org</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:19:16 +0000 roberjm7 178 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Catalyst for Payment Reform Spotlights MyHealth Bundles Success Story https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/catalyst-payment-reform-spotlights-myhealth-bundles-success-story <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Catalyst for Payment Reform Spotlights MyHealth Bundles Success Story</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:13</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/177" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Catalyst for Payment Reform Spotlights MyHealth Bundles Success Story"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt’s MyHealth Bundles program made headlines in the past year for its streamlined payment model and enhanced patient experience. A new webinar for employers on <strong>Monday, April 5, 12–1 p.m.</strong>, will showcase the latest results on how the program lowers costs and improves health outcomes. <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FOTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF7waHW29iCgPiBUb9jhm-enJRb8xK-v7nox57bO7mK0vhK9lbfIyB-VvSutgM5YVrVI6kKfdI%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C0246f7ebc3674a712f5808d8e4bfe75e%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637510860159804227%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=rjlDnL39EU8mbO4u181%2B0C0yl1zIXzoRvSveBjjpbRQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAF7waHW29iCgPiBUb9jhm-enJRb8xK-v7nox57bO7mK0vhK9lbfIyB-VvSutgM5YVrVI6kKfdI=" shash="TpYRXs1zhk1SprAssbUr+vtSuhftRb54Py9RO2bMvt0NWTVy60MdGBViMBWX5NbX45Om4/h+gdiNi06meHL+x2xwJ0+ia7L+yU0xfB7lUgQNrVkPlfl+R4gLWMj/KR2ZgW37EeXYlwMNmATThMLSxT6nN9/MwK3FFLIeu2Dl/4U=" target="_blank">Learn more and register here.</a></p> <p>One of the success stories involves Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), which offers the MyHealth Bundles program to its certificated employees. The MNPS relationship with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was the focus of a recent Catalyst for Payment Reform webinar. David Hines, Executive Director of Benefits for MNPS, and C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, VUMC assistant professor of Urology and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health, were the featured speakers.</p> <p>To view the Catalyst presentation, check out this link: <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.catalyze.org%2Fproduct%2Fmetro-nashville-public-schools-direct-contract-bundles%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cf2cb72e1df0848d69aca08d8ef9ee64d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637522813040417384%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=UC4bfYhtB2N2S5JwfFVvjga9jQ9Axc5lodObSkNBNC8%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.catalyze.org/product/metro-nashville-public-schools-direct-contract-bundles/" shash="F6qlP/XaVVIozIT+SRk4CZlQfsk0cKBgfgpTK/6f9w3Jq2QsFb6hpePW32nV9R0j4eNBenGgoJ+zTIQ+hpvkzE93ncgGQ6K5nAofs4z0TvPomZzhEDUZJvPPx+UJQ/h7UnmDTHUQZPrvtY2AXjczRead6YOLYtmKr0iPCu6RUuQ=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.catalyze.org/product/metro-nashville-public-schools-direct-contract-bundles/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">https://www.catalyze.org/product/metro-nashville-public-schools-direct-contract-bundles/</a> It’s free for employer-purchasers to view this recording once they create a Catalyze.org account. They can request an account here:  <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.catalyze.org%2Fcatalyst-community-registration%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7Cf2cb72e1df0848d69aca08d8ef9ee64d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637522813040417384%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Bc08szuTug%2B1YVT%2BzGbNjowz%2F1udXzOkkVswvF4%2Fbe4%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.catalyze.org/catalyst-community-registration/" shash="VCA0+h+y22x/jFjqLBPmGMCpiqy2VEOelpJ83oZBJD14+5bQJ4+w9bCi0/YCaMA4vbl/1ILLeP0wZHSTatEpfJ/TDtl/QaUghqZrX+/MHeW67QXH01LoS3Gi0aSL8Vgw1IzCacIEL9OM7qC3skcmXze39X8Xry72z4Ughruwv8o=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.catalyze.org/catalyst-community-registration/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">https://www.catalyze.org/catalyst-community-registration/</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:13:46 +0000 roberjm7 177 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com 5 Strategies to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/5-strategies-overcome-vaccine-hesitancy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Strategies to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/176" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 5 Strategies to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">As the COVID-19 vaccine supply continues to grow, you will likely start to encounter more vaccine hesitancy among your employees. While growing numbers of people have received the vaccine in recent weeks, some feel the need for more information about the vaccine and how it was developed before they are willing to get it.</p> <p style="text-align:start">To build vaccine confidence among your employees, consider the following 5 ideas:</p> <ol> <li style="text-align:start"><strong>Listen. </strong>Allow time for your employees to speak freely about their concerns and ask questions. “The first tip is to listen. Everybody has their perspective,” says Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA, FACMI, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). “To build trust in the community, you have to start by being graceful.”</li> <li><strong>Be an example. </strong>Share why you’re comfortable getting the vaccine and recruit other vaccine champions within the organization who can vouch for the safety of the process. Once you get your vaccine, share your decision with the entire organization and make it a cause for celebration.</li> <li><strong>Search out sources of truth. </strong>To mitigate the spread of disinformation about the vaccines, ensure that whatever information you share is from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/evalwebs.htm">Here are some guidelines</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for finding those trusted sources.</li> <li><strong>Direct employees to helpful resources. </strong>Some employees may have questions—particularly about the process for creating, authorizing and monitoring the safety of vaccines. This list of <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fs0jp06p0sMWk0A0PYw40a0Q&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ctinsley.hastings%40vumc.org%7Cedc68e9c68954ed759d308d8d8e44a01%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637497822290832234%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=yPRibSSXjSLXz18riWFPBmkDJ2ZuOy12rasJG6Pv3Sk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">commonly asked questions</a> from VUMC infectious disease experts is a helpful source of education, as is this <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-video-series-educates-community-covid-19-vaccines">video series</a> created by VUMC to build vaccine confidence. The CDC also has <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html">a dedicated section</a> on what individuals need to know about the vaccines.</li> <li><strong>Share key messages regularly. </strong>Host a “vaccine Q&amp;A” during staff meetings and send vaccine information through your email communications. Show testimonials, such as <a href="https://www.tennessean.com/videos/opinion/columnists/david-plazas/2021/02/17/tennessee-voices-conversation-dr-kevin-johnson-and-ray-vaughns/6730487002/">this video</a> of VUMC’s Kevin B. Johnson and Ray Vaughns, Assistant Director of Operations at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, discussing their decision to get the COVID-19 vaccines with Tennessean opinion editor David Plaza.</li> </ol> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/iStock-1270585063.jpg?itok=oCnKYKLe" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Allow time for your employees to speak freely about their concerns and ask questions about the vaccines.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 176 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade Surgery and Specialty Clinic Opens https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-health-belle-meade-surgery-and-specialty-clinic-opens <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade Surgery and Specialty Clinic Opens</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/09/2021 - 16:34</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/174" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade Surgery and Specialty Clinic Opens"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Reinforcing its commitment to bringing quality, convenient care closer to home, Vanderbilt Health recently celebrated the grand opening of Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade, a new outpatient surgery and specialty clinic.</p> <p style="text-align:start">The 50,000-square-foot clinic, located at 6002 Highway 100 near the Highway 70 and Highway 100 split, has 18 exam rooms and seven operating suites for orthopaedics and urological surgeries. The space also includes a cancer clinic and an infusion area with nine infusion stations and two procedure rooms. along with space for an orthopaedic clinic and occupational therapy.</p> <p style="text-align:start">“Our commitment is to meet the needs of our patients where they are,” said Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “This new multi-specialty facility was designed to provide an array of services across several medical specialties and will provide convenient, state-of-the-art care closer to where people of Southwest Davidson County live and work.”</p> <p style="text-align:start">Learn more about Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade click <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/01/18/vanderbilt-health-belle-meade-opens-jan-18/">here</a>, and take a virtual walk-through of the brand-new building by watching <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzm40qgG8XI">this video.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 22:34:34 +0000 roberjm7 174 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Releases Long-Awaited Guidance on Safe Activities for the Fully Vaccinated https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-releases-long-awaited-guidance-safe-activities-fully-vaccinated <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Releases Long-Awaited Guidance on Safe Activities for the Fully Vaccinated</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/08/2021 - 23:08</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/175" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Releases Long-Awaited Guidance on Safe Activities for the Fully Vaccinated"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">The Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors but they still must wear masks and stay socially distanced in public. Here's a quick run-down on what the latest guidelines mean.</p> <p>Fully vaccinated people can:</p> <ul> <li>Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing</li> <li>Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without masks or physical distancing</li> <li>Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic</li> </ul> <p>For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks, practice distancing, avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings, and adhere to other prevention measures in the following instances:</p> <ul> <li>In public</li> <li>When visiting with unvaccinated people at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member at increased risk</li> <li>When visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households</li> </ul> <p>People are considered fully vaccinated:</p> <ul> <li>2 weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or</li> <li>2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson &amp; Johnson’s Janssen vaccine</li> </ul> <p>If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html">prevention steps</a> until you are fully vaccinated.</p> <p style="text-align:start">To read the guidance in its entirety, visit <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">this page</a> on the CDC site.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 05:08:02 +0000 roberjm7 175 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com A Dose of Good News: Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shot at Vanderbilt Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/dose-good-news-dolly-parton-receives-covid-19-vaccine-shot-vanderbilt-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Dose of Good News: Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shot at Vanderbilt Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:35</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/173" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to A Dose of Good News: Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shot at Vanderbilt Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Country music icon Dolly Parton received her COVID-19 vaccination at Vanderbilt Health on Tuesday, March 2, from her longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD, professor of Surgery. In an Instagram video (@dollyparton), Parton urged her legion of fans to get their vaccine when they become eligible for it.</p> <p>Parton’s <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/dolly-parton-makes-generous-gift-advance-covid-19-research-vanderbilt">generous support</a> helped fund research at Vanderbilt into what is now a vaccine that’s helping bring an end to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, she made the $1 million gift in honor of Dr. Abumrad to support research teams who are working urgently to perfect treatments and cures for COVID-19.</p> <p>“Dolly’s amazing generosity is a source of inspiration and will have a lasting impact on the battle against COVID-19," said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, in April 2020. "She cares so much about helping others and we are very grateful for her ongoing support.”</p> <p>To learn more about how the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund contributed to VUMC vaccine studies, check out <a href="https://voice.vumc.org/is-it-true-that-work-on-a-covid-19-vaccine-at-vanderbilt-university-medical-center-was-funded-by-dolly-parton/">this VUMC Voice article</a> and <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/07/14/covid-19-vaccine-early-stage-clinical-trial/">this VUMC Reporter article</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Dolly-Shot_edited.jpg?itok=xmftRByq" width="576" height="373" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Dolly Parton received her vaccine from her longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD, VUMC physician and professor of Surgery. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 16:35:26 +0000 roberjm7 173 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Shipping This Week https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-begins-shipping-week <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Johnson &amp; Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Shipping This Week</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:56</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/172" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Johnson &amp; Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Shipping This Week"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Johnson &amp; Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine received authorization from the <a href="https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/janssen-covid-19-vaccine">Food and Drug Administration</a> for emergency use in adults during the pandemic. The next day, the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0228-JJ-vaccine.html">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine advisory committee</a> followed with its endorsement of the vaccine's safety and efficacy.</p> <p>By March 1, the company had begun shipping 3.9 million doses of its vaccine across the country, with supply expected to scale up in future weeks and months. The shots will be distributed to states, tribes, territories, pharmacies and community health centers, said Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator, at a briefing Monday. The shot offers COVID-19 protection with one dose.</p> <p>According to an article in the <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/28/world/cdc-johnson-and-johnson-vaccine.html">New York Times</a></em>, Johnson &amp; Johnson signed a $1 billion contract to deliver 37 million doses by the end of March and a total of 100 million by the end of June.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:56:13 +0000 roberjm7 172 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com How the MyHealth Bundles Program Combines Savings and Satisfaction https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/how-myhealth-bundles-program-combines-savings-and-satisfaction <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How the MyHealth Bundles Program Combines Savings and Satisfaction</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:49</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/171" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to How the MyHealth Bundles Program Combines Savings and Satisfaction"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt’s <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FqqQA0a0s620WYf04M0wa00P&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C2d089fa20d974d55c2d008d8da955756%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637499682253873119%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=h3X%2FALUEODsaKUqsn5AhP8KUy9N6xgILoL%2BUtQgyACc%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/qqQA0a0s620WYf04M0wa00P" shash="hXEDThto5IIEuBMz7N56pTIbg6nKcxPN5BZgc8iOyt/OwYZqHq03xYWMrAPaV+qD9Fv3IB3T+PMT2/XZEAvu+BnoMvhCvBt8rnfSa7IA38NhnkKbI3mK8KhHOnqM+cjA8SM+UG9V5JOzW++D4deh3r5jDodfPMN2ndC8QNj7Zc4=" target="_blank">MyHealth Bundles</a> program made headlines in the past year for its streamlined payment model and enhanced patient experience. A new webinar for employers on <strong>Monday, April 5, 12–1 p.m.</strong>, will showcase the latest results on how the program lowers costs and improves health outcomes. <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0348-_EmployerBundlesWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html?_ga=2.232363359.1339831438.1615237559-361689043.1611853530&amp;_gac=1.89478505.1614363289.Cj0KCQiAst2BBhDJARIsAGo2ldXNt_w3O8RzcnHquluYxMtd0waGuVZOuQ-lm4lhuDJ2SUw4fAibww0aAtrfEALw_wcB">Learn more and register here</a>.  </p> <p><strong>VUMC and MNPS Relationship the Focus of a Payment Reform Webinar</strong></p> <p>One bundles success story involves Metro Nashville Public Schools, which offers the MyHealth Bundles program to its certificated employees. The VUMC/MNPS relationship will be the focus of an upcoming Catalyst for Payment Reform webinar on March 24. <a href="https://www.catalyze.org/event/2021-innovative-purchasers/">Click here</a> to register for the webinar.</p> <p><strong>MyHealth Bundles Expands</strong></p> <p>Exciting changes are on the horizon for MyHealth Bundles. </p> <p>The program is expanding its <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FqqQA0a0s630WYf04M0wb00P&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C2d089fa20d974d55c2d008d8da955756%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637499682253873119%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=YENHY01VtH9kmcyoApEfdrpbUQnr5iGjw8MPmQ3mT3M%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/qqQA0a0s630WYf04M0wb00P" shash="ZHGXtubKJymggdbIyHe0oeaKVWPCWIUDiKi+4iCJ+4x+XDrfeWxqU8ZdXW1C0oAAx2EVM/O2mlQeTn0miHNQyDthDyaOhTRv9xm+LAFDkHPQ+SZSI4eJpkYr7WJpxAtJ8AKZfutLXhhWrtr8vi38L6INHHcL+tkVKZbnxP3OY/Q=" target="_blank">MyOrthoHealth</a> bundle beyond hip and knee surgery to address shoulder pain and non-surgical treatment for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.</p> <p>The <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FjP4M0q46A00Ys0wWQac0f00&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjamie.roberts%40vumc.org%7C2d089fa20d974d55c2d008d8da955756%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637499682253883112%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=bRteokYHUlhEm%2BPI3%2F28rUQ3Lf8wH8RkqMimkYWJvsw%3D&amp;reserved=0" id="" originalsrc="https://go.vanderbilthealth.com/jP4M0q46A00Ys0wWQac0f00" shash="CFxyKOiP0LZl/GhcT2slEHeXPJZZLa900cIKHfwJ96SF3jM/a4IpfHLGACDkrveieJw4Q5YzJrKxaAB6DEcXG1m+1To7ZncO80KGoWEP0FweDskqiYh0UOl9Be+D8Tt12n6fOJQVq7pPw3zRJ1cp7R5jUfqxB10ILOSfh0bBpJI=" target="_blank">MyWeightLossHealth</a> bundle, which presently covers surgical weight loss, is adding medical weight loss to its offerings.</p> <p>The expanded programs are set to go live Jan. 1, 2022.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:49:01 +0000 roberjm7 171 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-webinars-bundles-take-deeper-dive-data <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/26/2021 - 15:25</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/170" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New Webinars on Bundles Take a Deeper Dive Into the Data"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions is hosting two educational webinars to take a deep dive into the real benefits of provider-led healthcare bundles. The free hour-long webinars will showcase real data and the latest results on how the program lowers costs and improves health outcomes, even for some of the costliest health conditions. </p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">A <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0341-_BrokerBundleWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html" target="_blank">webinar for brokers and consultants</a> is scheduled for Thursday, March 11.</p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">A <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/6200-314-0348-_EmployerBundlesWebinar-B2B_01-Registration.html" target="_blank">webinar targeted to employers</a> is set for Monday, April 5.</p> <p style="text-align:start; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, VUMC assistant professor of Urology and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the VUMC Office of Population Health, will be the speaker for both.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/iStock-690855572_happier_1_2000x.jpg?itok=mOA5Bgh0" width="576" height="379" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:25:32 +0000 roberjm7 170 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com World Travel & Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/world-travel-tourism-council-designates-nashville-safe-destination-travelers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">World Travel &amp; Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/169" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to World Travel &amp; Tourism Council Designates Nashville a Safe Destination for Travelers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The World Travel &amp; Tourism Council designated Nashville <a href="https://www.visitmusiccity.com/media/press-release/2021/nashville-earns-global-designation-safe-travels-destination">a safe destination</a> for travelers, thanks to <a href="https://www.goodtogonashville.com">Good to Go</a>, a hospitality safety program created by the Nashville Convention &amp; Visitors Corp (NCVC), in cooperation with Vanderbilt Health, Ryman Hospitality Properties and SERVPRO. Nashvile is one of only two U.S. destinations, along with the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority, to achieve the designation, the NCVC announced today.</p> <p>Nashville businesses that are members of the Good to Go program will soon be displaying the Safe Travels logo to give added confidence of their health and safety measures to residents and visitors. The icon is the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry, and the distinction should be especially encouraging to business and leisure travelers once travel recovers.</p> <p>“From the beginning of the pandemic, Nashville has worked to be a safe city for residents and visitors alike,” Mayor John Cooper said. “This designation is great news for the recovery of our valued hospitality industry and our city as a whole. The industry creates thousands of jobs and is key to Nashville’s economic recovery.”</p> <p>Good to Go was launched in May 2020 and currently has 730 members, which includes Nashville hotels, restaurants, attractions and transportation companies. The voluntary program provides guidance from the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with access to toolkits and support to help carry out the recommendations. Vanderbilt Health’s leading infectious disease experts helped develop key elements of the program and are involved with ongoing learning and information sharing. Good to Go businesses also get access to expertise from Ryman Hospitality Properties.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/NCVC_SafeTravels_Logo.png?itok=p4Cw6tOJ" width="360" height="308" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 169 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Is Two Better Than One? The Latest 411 on Masks‌ https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/two-better-one-latest-411-masks <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Is Two Better Than One? The Latest 411 on Masks‌</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:57</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/168" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Is Two Better Than One? The Latest 411 on Masks‌"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On Feb. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm">results of a study</a> that examined aerosol spread between mannequin heads wearing masks. The study results further confirmed that wearing a well-fitting mask can significantly reduce (by about 95%) the risk of coronavirus exposure.</p> <p>The CDC also <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/mask-fit-and-filtration.html#improve-fit">provided tips</a> for having a well-fitting mask and noted that double-masking may be helpful to improve fit, but is not necessary for all. Here are some of the CDC's guidelines:</p> <p><strong>Masks should:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Completely cover the nose <strong>and</strong> mouth</li> <li>Fit snugly against the sides of the face and not have any gaps</li> <li>Be handled <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html">only by the ear loops, cords</a> or head straps (not by the surface of the mask)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Masks should be worn:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Any time you are in a public setting</li> <li><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html">Any time you are traveling</a> on a plane, bus, train or other form of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations</li> <li>When you are around people who do not live with you, including inside your home or inside someone else’s home</li> <li>Inside your home if someone you live with is sick with <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html">symptoms</a> of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19</li> </ul> <p><strong>Masks should </strong><strong>not be worn:</strong></p> <ul> <li>By a child under 2 years of age</li> <li>By someone with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability</li> <li>In a situation when wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the <a data-domain-ext="gov" href="https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/hazard-Identification.html">workplace risk assessment</a>.</li> </ul> <p>Masks should be washed regularly to keep them clean. The CDC offers <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html">this practical advice</a> for storing and washing masks.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:57:20 +0000 roberjm7 168 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vumc-video-series-educates-community-covid-19-vaccines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/11/2021 - 21:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/166" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Video Series Educates Community on COVID-19 Vaccines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has created a video series to educate the community on the COVID-19 vaccines and build vaccine confidence. Many of the brief videos, which include “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FR00600oM0a004000AzQXmW0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708763309%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=LnHmEEcd8%2B4kYzBy7rnhkDmhEQGYCSNrI81HGkJWVbM%3D&amp;reserved=0">How Does a Vaccine Work?</a>” “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fu6W0000M060a0004300AQp0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708763309%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=C6w%2FJ8GvHtub12cA8ZKag1VnaFUgwunoy4C%2B%2FzB%2FiYk%3D&amp;reserved=0">Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Safe?</a>” and “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2Fj0UM0o46A000000WQa50Z00&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708773304%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=qJVl4cMykHvnwv0NgQAgKxKOCcVH%2BkhiiKCJPOn57cM%3D&amp;reserved=0">Vaccines and Women’s Health and Pregnancy</a>” feature VUMC’s William Schaffer, MD, an infectious disease expert and one of the nation’s most trusted voices during the pandemic.</p> <p>The latest video, “<a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FK0000AM006XA4na000oW0Q0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708773304%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=0JlVYVYBIAu1MWffNVxGlKXWayXMmS5IX%2FtjUucb5XU%3D&amp;reserved=0">COVID-19 Vaccine 401: Racial and Ethnic Disparities</a>,” features Jeff Balser, MD, VUMC president and CEO, in conversation with VUMC cardiologist Dan Munoz, MD, MPA, and VUMC infectious disease clinician Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, about vaccine concerns among communities of color.</p> <p>Watch all the videos <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-videos">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OuVCC9h6l2Q" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 03:00:55 +0000 roberjm7 166 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/cdc-creates-covid-19-vaccine-toolkit-employers-essential-workers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/10/2021 - 15:00</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/167" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CDC Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Employers of Essential Workers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.vanderbilthealth.com%2FwM0QW0aA600000oT000440Z&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C9531b8873fbb4a5d602308d8cedbcc1d%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637486790708753316%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=lkfliZ2EP%2FILd7HY0Drr%2B45LOncLVFY7HI%2BLaja9qtA%3D&amp;reserved=0">COVID-19 vaccine toolkit</a> to help employers educate their essential workers about the vaccines. Essential workers, such as police officers, firefighters, and people working in healthcare, education, childcare centers, and grocery stores, keep the nation's critical infrastructure and vital public services running daily. </p> <p>The toolkit is aimed at helping organizations educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. It features FAQs, informational posters and handouts, and brief educational messages and images that organizations can use on their various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The kit also includes printable stickers to hand out to those who receive the vaccine.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits/essential-workers.html?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1GbE4ySXlNbUZoWldFNSIsInQiOiJVSndSYlYxXC9ZQlFWdytrd01LT3JWaG5uQVpxRCtxZ1dMdUpsR25iUGNMOEZGc0N2V1VoXC92XC9SRE0waTlHRVRCaFZYV2Rrak9EWExobko4NFg0NitxUT09In0%3D">Click this link</a> to view the toolkit's resources, and check back often for updates.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/CDCCOVID_EssentialWorker_Social_Square.jpg?itok=M2X1lXLV" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">A new CDC toolkit for employers of essential workers includes printable posters to encourage and support community members in their decision to get vaccinated.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000 roberjm7 167 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com