Solution Set #3 – Draft Program Evaluation Plan

Source: Chapman Institute What is this about? Author:  Larry Chapman. One of the toughest challenges wellness professionals face is planning an evaluation of their wellness program. It’s a hard thing to do because evaluation can be both difficult and time-consuming for wellness staff.  It is also difficult to keep evaluation projects from creeping beyond their… Continue Reading ›

Health, United States, 2017 with a special feature on mortality

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Author:  Larry Chapman What is this about? This annual government report of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides the most recent and complete summary information on the major health trends affecting all Americans.  It is a handy guide for those of us who periodically want to provide… Continue Reading ›

New National Physical Activity Guidelines

Source:  Department of Health and Human Services and the American Medical Association Author:  Larry Chapman 80% of U.S. adults and adolescents are not active enough. That’s a major problem for the future health of Americans. The federal Department of Health and Human Services and the American Medical Association have examined the scientific evidence and are promulgating… Continue Reading ›

Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone

Source: Global Wellness Institute Author:  Larry Chapman Few technological innovations have had as much impact on our day to day lives as the Smartphone and the ever ubiquitous screen presence. Unprecedented connectivity to news sources, larger communities of interest, instantaneous contact with family members through text messaging, notifications, reminders, email access, capability of benefiting from… Continue Reading ›

Wellness 2030: A Look at the Future of Wellness

Source: Global Wellness Institute Author:  Larry Chapman With the rapid process of change impacting American society and for that matter, all the other developed nations, it seems appropriate to take a quick look at a somewhat edgy look at the future ahead.  This report on Wellness in 2030 proposes trends and events that are likely… Continue Reading ›

Meeting the Major Programming Challenges: Introducing “Solution Sets”

Source: Chapman Institute Author: Larry Chapman There are a range of major challenges facing virtually all worksite wellness professionals and programs. After conducting a number of formal and informal surveys and a rather extensive literature search process we have identified approximately 16 major challenges that virtually all worksite-based wellness programs face. In response we have now… Continue Reading ›