News Roundup: Connecting Employees to Better Health Habits

The Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team frequently shares original articles and videos with employers that they can use to support their employees’ health and well-being. Recent stories have focused on preventive health, ideas for contending with stress and anxiety, and more. Here’s a recap of the latest:

• Priority on Prevention: To motivate employees to reach a higher bar in terms of their physical health and well-being, the team highlighted the need to connect to a primary care provider and schedule preventive health screenings. We also shared a new video that took a deeper dive into the benefits of Vanderbilt Executive Health Physicals and the precautions this clinic is taking in light of COVID-19.

• Anxiety-Busting Tips: The pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the mental health of all Americans, with the Kaiser Family Foundation reporting 45% of American adults are experiencing increased anxiety and depression. A recent article offered five ways to combat the constant undercurrent of COVID-19 stress.

•  Infectious Disease Recommendations: Last month, we shared new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people who are self-isolating with COVID-19. We also shared a video series from Vanderbilt Health infectious disease experts.