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Marathon Health Blog

Health Coaching Improves Employee Healthcare

Building trust to understand hurdles to health

A simple question can launch significant behavior change, and ultimately, health improvement. By asking questions, rather than issuing orders, providers empower patients to take control of their health and develop new behaviors. But, to achieve Iasting health improvements, patients need support and resources to help them in their health journey. Health coaching provides the motivation, structure, and accountability to get them there.  

Workplace Wellness Starts with Teamwork

Poor health costs employers $153 billion each year

New Year’s resolutions are a noble promise, but in reality, the burden of seasonal weight gain paired with inactivity can be overwhelming. The holiday season is stacked against us. It starts in September when Halloween candy sneaks onto grocery shelves, then quickly devolves to heaps of mashed potatoes, gravy-topped stuffing, and nutmeg-sprinkled eggnog. Then, as quick as the snap of our elastic waistbands, we’ve spun through another holiday season and find the only leftovers left to pick at are ourselves.

Real People, Real Health Improvement

10 motivational stories of health transformation

We are inspired. Across the country, over 300,000 Marathon Health members are improving their health with support, education, and encouragement at their onsite health centers. Onsite health coaching puts patients in the driver’s seat of their health by supporting them through weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, illness, and chronic conditions. After talking with their providers about their health goals and concerns, patients are able to make a realistic plan for long-lasting lifestyle changes.

Attracting Top Talent with Onsite Health

How can employee health improve your company’s recruitment and retention? Take a look at a U.S. company that uses their onsite health center as a cost-saving and employee retention strategy.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Behavioral Health Opportunity

Let’s talk about something that can be difficult to talk about: behavioral health. Issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse contribute to high turnover, burnout, exhaustion, and decreased motivation. It’s time to peel back the curtain. We’re not helping our employees by avoiding the topic like politics at the Thanksgiving table.

Finding an Alternative Approach to Healthcare

Sitting in a rocking chair, gazing out the window, I found myself patting my son’s back to the artificial sounds mimicking his heartbeat. Beep…beep…beep. It was robotic melodic and confirmation he was snoozing calmly in my arms. This moment nearly fit the picture I painted in my mind of our first days at home together. But, we weren’t home. This was his first home, but not ours, and the cacophony of alarms and sputters from the NICU poked at that unfortunate reality.

Working with Local Health Systems

Employer organizations exploring the possibility of onsite health services often ask what impact a worksite health center will have on local healthcare providers. In some cases, where access to care is an issue, the employer will often collaborate with the local health systems to improve care across the continuum. In other cases, where there is readily accessible primary care, the employer will structure their onsite health services to supplement and support the primary care relationship. In either case, we work with employer organizations to maximize healthcare resources for their employees and guide the navigation process so that they understand where to access the right level of care when they need it.

What is Onsite Healthcare?

The use of onsite healthcare solutions continues to rise among businesses, resulting in greater productivity and profitability via healthier, happier populations.

Is Your Company a Good Fit For Onsite Wellness?

Employers may believe that covering their workers with a comprehensive benefit plan is like trying to keep warm under a blanket that’s just too small. Pull it up to your chin, and your toes stick out. Tuck it under your feet, and your shoulders get cold. You can keep tugging at the edges, but there’s a limit to how much it can stretch.

Key Attributes of a Successful Onsite Health Center

Operating an onsite health center is a significant investment so it’s vital to make sure you have the right structure in place to ensure its success. We’ve been operating onsite health centers for more than a decade, and along the way have learned what elements are necessary to guarantee risk reductions, cost savings, and employee satisfaction.