Millions of people have delayed preventive health activities during the pandemic, leading health experts to fear increasing rates of preventable diseases. Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions has gathered five ideas to make it easier for your employees to know about and catch up on these important screenings and immunizations and get their health back in gear.
1. Register for the May 4 Well Moment webinar focused on preventive screenings. The free community webinar series from Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) will also discuss the value of having a primary care provider, and how physical and mental health are intertwined. Anyone can register for the Wed., May 4, event at this link. Speakers will be Sapna Kripalani, MD, Medical Director of Executive Health Physicals and VUMC Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Paul Dodd, Exercise Specialist at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Sport Science at Belmont University.
2. Call on Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness to be an extension of your team. The team's clinicians can mobilize to employers’ desired location and conduct onsite health screenings. Learn more about the service here.
3. Share the following Vanderbilt My Southern Health articles that highlight facts about some of the most common cancers. These articles help employees understand the important of maintaining routine healthcare screenings.
- How to assess your risk of breast cancer
- Which signs of colon cancer to look out for, and the surprising benefits of a colonoscopy
- What you should know about cervical cancer screening and the benefits of the HPV vaccine for children
- What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening
- How to lower your risk of pancreatic cancer
- What you should know about ovarian cancer
- The screenings women should ask for at every age
- The screenings men should ask for at every age
4. Educate your employees about the importance of childhood vaccinations. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is urging parents not to delay getting their children's immunizations for preventable diseases such as measles, hepatitis and chickenpox. Pediatricians are also highlighting the importance of ensuring older children have their annual flu shot or HPV vaccination. Download and share the childhood vaccination schedule on this site.
5. Share VHAN's wellness checklists for men, women and children. These handy checklists, which you can download on the Employer Hub, detail when cancer screenings are appropriate.