On Wednesday, April 19th, we held our April Client Monthly Webinar, Content and Culture: Two Ways Virgin Pulse Supports Building a Culture of Health, featuring Anne Togher, VP of Content and Strategy and Michele Marenus, Ed.M., Research Scientist. Anne provided an enlightening overview of how Virgin Pulse can support DEI through our inclusive platform content and Michele walked us through some new and insightful Culture Check research.
Before we dove into the crux of the session, I shined a light on some of our incredible Thrive Summit 2023 speakers, who made mentions of DEI within their sessions, demonstrating the importance of prioritizing inclusivity in every aspect of your health and wellbeing program.
Then, Anne dove into how we're prioritizing DEI into our platform content and always continuing to learn, improve, and expand our content offerings. Please find some key takeaways from Anne below:
All of our content is designed to be inclusive
DEI prioritized in our content style guides
Our content is reviewed annually to reflect the most current and accurate data
Our DEI-specific content spans across a variety of content-types, including:
150 Daily Cards
46 Healthy Habits
As Anne mentioned on the call, we're continuing to evolve in the way we address weight loss and diet in our platform content. Please find an excerpt from our larger content strategy for more information here.
After Anne's deep-dive on our inclusive content, Michele walked us through some new and compelling research via our validated workplace assessment tool, Culture Check, to demonstrate how taking a “culture of health” approach is an inclusive way to address health concerns. Focusing on how a healthy culture can help your company address a number of important factors that are top of mind today, including mental health, DEI, social determinants of health - all of these things are related to culture.
Please find some key takeaways from Michele below:
Culture Check measures your company's culture through 7 critical domains, including:
Aligning your company to support employee health is key factor for strong work engagement. The plot below shows us that as culture of health score increases, so does work engagement.
New research!People in higher supportive companies engage in more physical activity - check out the replay for more information.
Health culture is directly correlated with employee work engagement levels
Employees in more health supportive companies engage in more physical activity
Cultural supports for health can mitigate some of the negative impacts of depression
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