Evidence-Based Well-BeingInvaluable for improving community health and quality of life
“Health happens in neighborhoods” — Dr. David Erickson
Evidence-based well-being programs play an important role in our communities
Evidence-based well-being is effective in helping communities with:
Improving quality of life
What are community evidence-based well-being programs?
Community evidence-based well-being programs are educational services. They’re designed to provide health and wellness information to community members. Information provided by community programs is supplemental to that provided from a doctor or healthcare provider. Community evidence-based well-being programs are an essential and invaluable tool. They help with improving community health and quality of life.
With more and more Americans battling chronic diseases and obesity, our country’s healthcare system is overburdened. Healthcare costs have spiraled to over 3.3 trillion dollars. This amounts to over $10,000 per person! Americans are looking for ways to improve their health and reduce costs. Thus, community evidence-based well-being programs help with:
- Reducing health care costs
- Eliminating strain on our healthcare system
Are you researching how to implement a community evidence-based well-being program for your neighborhood recreational center, senior living facility, or nursing home? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It may seem daunting at first. But, fear not. Strive has set up many evidence-based well-being programs for communities. We can help you do the same.
Where are community well-being programs held?
They’re held at convenient places, where community members already go, such as:
Community programs utilize resources and social opportunities that already exist. They don’t require much effort for community members to attend.
What topics do Strive community programs cover?
Evidence-based well-being programs cover a broad range of topics. Sample programs address:
Increasing physical activity.
Preventing unwanted pregnancies.
Who are Strive evidence-based instructors?
Strive’s community evidence-based well-being programs are led by qualified health professionals. They have degrees in health and wellness fields, and at least five years of practical, hands-on experience.
For your protection and peace of mind, Strive conducts extensive pre-screening, including reference, background, and qualification checks. Strive instructors share a passion for wellness. They stay current on community health and wellness trends. Thus, they’re well equipped to give your community members information, instruction, and encouragement, to effectively improve their health.
What does “evidence-based” mean?
The “evidence-based” part of these services ensure that only information proven to be effective is shared. This ensures participants get the best possible results and outcomes, without wasting time or effort. To be an “evidence-based program,” the model needs to have passed the following tests:
- It must undergo rigorous scientific evaluation, proving it’s truly effective and causes little to no harm.
- The effectiveness must be proven among a large and diverse range of people; or in multiple studies, that evaluate different population samples.
- Program effects must last over time, and be significant enough to make the efforts worthwhile.
Only after a program has been fully tested and is proven to be scientifically-sound, can it qualify as “evidence-based.” At that point, it can be implemented on a large scale. It becomes the “gold standard” for helping participants improve in that area of health.
What health concerns do evidence-based programs tackle?
They cover a broad range of health concerns. Research shows these programs can be hugely successful at improving health, fitness, and overall quality of life. Results achieved by evidence-based classes include:
Dance therapy classes, that reduced symptoms of depression after just 12 weeks.
CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, reduced the likelihood of developing diabetes by 58%.
A program on managing hypertension, reduced the risk of heart attack by 24%.
Regular Tai Chi practice, was shown to reduce the risk of falls – the leading cause of death in older Americans – from 56% to 31%.
Did you know?
Evidence-based programs are specifically recommended by the U. S. Preventative Services Task Force and the Community Preventative Services Task Force as a way to reduce disease. The programs tackle community concerns:
- reducing disease risk
- managing pre-existing conditions
- improving overall health and well-being
What are examples of evidence-based programs?
Disease prevention and disease management programs.
What do they do? Help to reduce pain, stress, and health care expenses.
Art therapy and dance therapy classes.
What do they do? Combine creativity with individual expression for better mental health.
Tai Chi for balance and fall prevention classes.
What do they do? Help older Americans live independently with confidence.
Strive fitness and wellness programming.
What does Strive do? Helps you meet the needs of your community on every level.
What’s it like working with Strive?
You’ll be assigned a project manager to walk you through every step of the process. Your Strive project manager works with your internal wellness team, developing appropriate programming for your community. We’ll accommodate your budget and other factors, that apply to your wellness initiative. Everything needed for your community program comes directly from Strive.
Pre-screened, qualified staff
Facility or classroom coordination
Marketing materials announcing your program
Participant enrollment– online or via sign-up sheets
Distribution and management of electronic liability waivers
Program tracking -to make modifications based on participation levels or community needs
Single-source invoicing for all aspects of your initiative
What about liability concerns?
Strive provides comprehensive liability coverage. This means you’ll never need to worry about the day-to-day elements of your evidence-based well-being program. We keep it easy to implement community wellness initiatives.
With a nationwide network of instructors, vendors, and service providers, you don’t have to organize a thing. Whether it’s for a single location, across a community, or nationwide, we’ll get you up and running!