The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast

EdLogics

Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs. Welcome to 'The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast'; the podcast series from EdLogics where we talk with business, HR, health, and community leaders and explore unique, data-driven, and effective behavior-changing solutions that can help improve people’s health literacy and increase their engagement with health and wellness programs. For show notes and bonus resources, visit www.EdLogics.com/podcast. read less
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Episode 37 - How EdLogics Helps Employers and HR Teams - with Tom Chamberlain
3d ago
Episode 37 - How EdLogics Helps Employers and HR Teams - with Tom Chamberlain
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner shares an interview that Tom Chamberlain (CEO of EdLogics) recently did on an HR industry podcast. In the interview, Tom talked about how EdLogics helps employers and HR teams and covered topics such as:☑️ How to boost employee engagement for health benefits.☑️ How EdLogics makes health education fun, engaging, and rewarding.☑️ Boosting engagement and utilization rates of healthcare and wellness programs with EdLogics.☑️ The ease of implementation for clients using the platform.☑️ EdLogics provides personalized content based on age, gender, and subject matter interests.☑️ How data can be gathered in a compliant and secure environment.☑️ And much more.It was an excellent explanation of how the EdLogics platform helps employers and HR teams. Thanks to Ben Geoghegan, host of the A Better HR Business podcast for having Tom on the show.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?Visit the main EdLogics website.
Episode 36 - The Importance of Empowering Patients to Take Control of Their Health and Make Informed Decisions - with Reed Davis
May 7 2024
Episode 36 - The Importance of Empowering Patients to Take Control of Their Health and Make Informed Decisions - with Reed Davis
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Reed Davis, a Double Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), and a popular expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. Reed is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course with over 4000 graduates in 50 countries.With an illustrious tenure as Health Director at a premier Wellness Center in Southern California spanning over a decade, Reed has personally attended to more than 10,000 clients, solidifying his reputation as one of the most experienced practitioners in the field. Additionally, Reed lends his expertise as an advisor to the Board of American Natural Wellness Coaches and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is home to a committed team of pioneers, educators, and wellness advocates who come together with a shared mission: to educate and inspire individuals to attain optimal health through natural means.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Reed discuss:☑️ Challenges people face when seeking effective healthcare solutions.☑️ The importance of empowering patients to take control of their health.☑️ Core components of Reed's health building program.☑️ Why is scientific literacy important in the field of functional diagnostic nutrition?☑️ The challenges of maintaining scientific rigor in an era of abundant, often conflicting health information.☑️ Principles and practices that can be applied to promote better workplace health literacy and wellness programs.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit the EdLogics website. http://EdLogics.com . http://EdLogics.comLinks:FDN website - www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.comReed Davis - www.linkedin.com/in/reeddavis
Episode 35 - Driving Cultural Change and Increasing Health Literacy in the Workplace - with Nico Pronk from HealthPartners Institute
May 1 2024
Episode 35 - Driving Cultural Change and Increasing Health Literacy in the Workplace - with Nico Pronk from HealthPartners Institute
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Nico Pronk, President and Institutional Official of HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners to talk about the impact of cultural change, health literacy, and building trust in the workplace.The HealthPartners organization is a health plan and a health system comprised of several hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities area.Dr. Pronk is a prominent figure in public health research, with a focus on bridging evidence-based practices with real-world applications to enhance population health and well-being. As a Senior Research Investigator at the HealthPartners Institute and an Affiliate Full Professor at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, he is dedicated to developing and implementing programs, policies, and systems that demonstrably improve public health outcomes. Dr. Pronk's expertise extends across various settings, including workplaces, healthcare systems, and communities, where he pioneers innovative models to address health challenges at research, practice, and policy levels.Recognized for his leadership and expertise, Dr. Pronk has held influential positions such as co-chair of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for Healthy People 2030. He also serves on the Food and Nutrition Board, chairs the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and contributes to several other boards and organizations dedicated to advancing health research and policy.Dr. Pronk's contributions are both scholarly and practical, as evidenced by his extensive publications and international speaking engagements on population health and well-being. He earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University and completed post-doctoral studies in behavioral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, solidifying his interdisciplinary approach to tackling public health challenges.In a wide-ranging conversation, Nico and Seth discuss:☑️ Addressing cultural change and health literacy in the workplace.☑️ Successful initiatives implemented by organizations to promote anti-racism within work teams.☑️ Main challenges in integrating new staff and maintaining collegialism in the changing workforce landscape.☑️ How employers can encourage greater participation in health and well-being initiatives among their workforce.☑️ Societal forces influencing the health and well-being of individuals in the workplace.☑️ Integrating health literacy into overall well-being strategies for the workforce.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 PodcastImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit the EdLogics website. Links:HealthPartners Institute - www.healthpartners.comDr. Nico Pronk - linkedin.com/in/nico-pronk-b2450768
Episode 34 - Using Virtual Reality for Well-Being, Behavior Change & High-Performance - with Sanya Rajpal from AdagioVR
Apr 15 2024
Episode 34 - Using Virtual Reality for Well-Being, Behavior Change & High-Performance - with Sanya Rajpal from AdagioVR
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Sanya Rajpal, the CEO and Co-Founder of AdagioVR, a scientifically based, self-led, and scalable solution for well-being delivered through virtual reality, to talk about the potential impact of virtual reality on mental health, behavioral change, and trauma-focused approaches.Sanya Rajpal is a lawyer holding a Master's in Education and International Development from UCL and an MBA from the University of Oxford.AdagioVR provides mental well-being products that use Virtual Reality as a platform to deliver video programs based on techniques of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for at-home management of a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, addictions, and mild trauma.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Sanya discuss:☑️ A unique approach to interventions in mental health and well-being using virtual reality (VR) technology.☑️ Barriers to widespread adoption of VR in the healthcare space.☑️ Making VR interventions more accessible to communities with limited resources.☑️ The importance of offering tangible, meaningful mental health and well-being interventions.☑️ Using VR technology to educate and engage individuals in understanding their own health journey, including mental, behavioral, and physical aspects.☑️ And much more.About the Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.Learn about EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit the main EdLogics website: www.edlogics.com.Links:Sanya Rajpal’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/sanya-rajpal-90298512aAdagio VR: www.adagiovr.com
Episode 33 - Transforming Health and Wellness: How Digital Platforms are Redefining Support and Engagement - with Sushant Gupta, Eric Zimmerman, and Tom Chamberlain
Apr 1 2024
Episode 33 - Transforming Health and Wellness: How Digital Platforms are Redefining Support and Engagement - with Sushant Gupta, Eric Zimmerman, and Tom Chamberlain
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Tom Chamberlain (CEO of EdLogics), Sushant Gupta (Co-Founder & CEO of Meomind), and Eric Zimmerman (Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Commercialization Officer at Kumanu) to talk about the role of digital platforms in educating and guiding individuals through transitions, particularly in the healthcare and mental health landscape. The episode delves into how these digital platforms address health literacy, engage users in mental health support, and leverage technology to drive impact and engagement.In a wide-ranging conversation, Tom, Sushant, Eric, and Seth discuss:☑️ Key strategies and technologies used to engage individuals in on-demand mental health support and address health literacy.☑️ Providing real-time information and adapting to current events and trends to deliver personalized and relevant content to users.☑️ Insights into intrinsic motivation and its relationship with engagement with health platforms.☑️ Challenges and opportunities in integrating digital health solutions into everyday life.☑️ The role of gamification and game-based learning in engaging individuals and improving health literacy.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit the EdLogics website: www.edlogics.com. Links:Sushant Gupta: www.linkedin.com/in/sushantgupta1Meomind: www.meomind.comEric Zimmerman: www.linkedin.com/in/ericzimmermanKumanu: www.kumanu.com
Episode 32 - Leveraging Data to Provide Value-based Care - with David Schweppe
Mar 22 2024
Episode 32 - Leveraging Data to Provide Value-based Care - with David Schweppe
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by David Schweppe, SVP and Chief Analytics Officer at MedeAnalytics, to discuss the importance of leveraging data to provide value-based care, focusing on health equity and social determinants of health.In his role at MedeAnalytics, David is dedicated to helping customers identify and implement top-tier analytical strategies, emphasizing the value of informed, data-driven decision-making for enhancing patient care.With a Master of Public Health degree from California State University at San Jose and a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from the University of California at Davis, David brings a well-rounded academic foundation to his leadership. Additionally, he holds the designation of Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) from the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).In this episode, David underscores the pivotal role of data-driven, patient-centric care. He highlights the role of advanced analytics and data science in closing gaps in care and providing more tailored and holistic treatment for patients. David advocates for a comprehensive approach that integrates mental health and social determinants, emphasizing the transformative potential of AI in enhancing health literacy and communication. In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and David discuss:☑️ Tools developed by MedeAnalytics to make data actionable for non-analysts.☑️ Using data to identify patient care gaps and provide tailored and holistic treatment.☑️ The importance of understanding patients' lifestyles and social determinants of health in delivering effective care.☑️ How telehealth, home-based, and community-based care contribute to a holistic view of patient care.☑️ Protecting personal and health information in the context of AI and healthcare analytics.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?  Visit the EdLogics website. www.edlogics.comLinks:David Schweppe’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/david-schweppeMedeAnalytics: www.medeanalytics.com
Episode 31 - Boosting Health Literacy & Well-Being in Blue-Collar Workplaces: Challenges & Opportunities - with John Toomey
Mar 11 2024
Episode 31 - Boosting Health Literacy & Well-Being in Blue-Collar Workplaces: Challenges & Opportunities - with John Toomey
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by John Toomey from Wide Awake Wellness to talk about the crucial topic of health literacy and its impact on individuals in the blue-collar workforce. John Toomey shares valuable insights on educating blue-collar workforces in industries like construction, mining, and oil and gas, emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility and empowerment in taking charge of one's health and well-being. In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and John discuss:☑️ Challenges and opportunities in promoting health literacy and well-being education in blue-collar industries.☑️ The concept of personal responsibility and empowerment in taking charge of one's health and well-being.☑️ How employers can create a caring working environment that supports employees' mental health.☑️ Barriers for individuals in low-paying jobs to prioritize their health and well-being, and how can workplace well-being education effectively reach and support these individuals.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com.Links:John Toomey on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/johntoomey-thoughtleaderWide Awake Wellness: www.wideawakewellness.com.au
Episode 30 - Innovative Strategies and Evidence-based Solutions to Tackle the Complex Challenges of Mental Health in the Workplace - with David Ballard
Feb 26 2024
Episode 30 - Innovative Strategies and Evidence-based Solutions to Tackle the Complex Challenges of Mental Health in the Workplace - with David Ballard
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by David Ballard, Senior Scientist for the Mental Health at Work Index, to talk about the complexities of workforce health literacy and delve into the Mental Health at Work Index™, a powerful tool designed to help organizations measure and improve their efforts in supporting workforce mental health.Dr. David Ballard, a psychologist and organizational consultant with over 15 years of non-profit executive experience, specializes in organizational effectiveness, occupational health promotion, workplace mental health, program design and evaluation, and systems-level workplace interventions. He currently serves on the boards of The Health Project and Sound Mind.In addition, David chairs the Society for Occupational Health Psychology’s Practitioner Committee, co-chairs the Advisory Committee for The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace, and contributes to NIOSH’s Cross-Sector Council on Healthy Work Design and Well-being. He is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health Center in Mental Health. Dr. Ballard holds a doctorate in psychology and an MBA in health services administration from Widener University.The Mental Health at Work Index is a pioneering comprehensive analysis to measure and improve workplace mental health strategies and compare results against other employers. The Mental Health at Work Index provides a data-driven assessment and generates strategic guidance for improvement in 10 key organizational categories that are foundational and closely linked to workforce mental health.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and David discuss:☑️ Key components of the Mental Health at Work Index, and how can organizations benefit from participating.☑️ The three P's approach (protect, promote, and provide) and its contribution to creating a comprehensive strategy for workplace mental health.☑️ The challenges organizations face in measuring and improving their efforts to support workforce mental health.☑️ The importance of health literacy in improving outcomes and experiences in both physical and mental health.☑️ Creating work environments that are conducive to promoting mental health and encouraging employees to utilize resources effectively.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com.Links:David Ballard LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/davidballardMental Health at Work Index - www.mentalhealthindex.orgGhostNote Consulting:  https://ghostnoteconsulting.com/
Episode 29 - How to Measure the Impact of Health Initiatives on Employee Safety, Productivity, and Retention - with Krystal Sexton from Shell
Feb 19 2024
Episode 29 - How to Measure the Impact of Health Initiatives on Employee Safety, Productivity, and Retention - with Krystal Sexton from Shell
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Krystal Sexton, Health Analytics Manager at Shell, to talk about how to measure the impact of health initiatives on various metrics such as safety, productivity, and retention. This evidence-based approach gave Krystal and her team the the credibility and support needed to drive positive change within the organization.Krystal Sexton is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with 11 years of experience at Shell. Krystal holds a PhD in cancer epidemiology and previously worked in breast cancer research. While initially focused on traditional occupational health, Krystal's perspective on health expanded to include mental, emotional, social, and financial well-being. Over the past 7 or 8 years, she played a key role in building a business case for restructuring and establishing a dedicated team focused on holistic health at Shell.Krystal provides valuable perspectives on the data required to make a business case for investing in a holistic approach to employee wellness. She emphasizes the significance of measures such as employee engagement and safety incidents in driving positive outcomes. Through her expertise in analytics, she demonstrates how a 10-point increase in employee engagement can lead to a remarkable 40% decrease in safety incidents, showcasing the powerful connection between employee well-being and business success.Furthermore, Krystal highlights the importance of leadership support in implementing such initiatives. She shares how the ability to translate the positive results into tangible savings and potential gains made an undeniable impact on the support received from the C-suite. It is truly inspiring to hear how Shell's leadership embraced the holistic health approach once the strong business case was presented.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Krystal discuss:☑️ The importance of a holistic approach to health, prioritizing mental, emotional, social, and financial wellbeing too.☑️ How an increase in employee engagement leads to a decrease in safety incidents.☑️ How productivity, budget, retention, and attrition are tied to holistic health initiatives.☑️ The need for a robust mental health program aimed at addressing the specific needs of teams within Shell, while emphasizing the importance of social connection to combat social isolation.☑️ And much more.Thanks, Krystal!For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?Visit www.edlogics.com.
Episode 28 - The Pivotal Role of Health Literacy in the Context of Workforce Well-Being - with David Hoke from RightMove
Feb 12 2024
Episode 28 - The Pivotal Role of Health Literacy in the Context of Workforce Well-Being - with David Hoke from RightMove
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by David Hoke, Head of Consumer Experience and Well-Being at RightMove, the only nationwide virtual triage and physical therapy platform. David brings over 25 years of expertise in corporate health and well-being, having spearheaded strategic health initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart. Focused on authentic engagement and documented outcomes for diverse populations globally, David is dedicated to enhancing the health of RightMove's clientele.David is a sought-after speaker on well-being, the future of work, and technology, and has sponsored successful start-ups in Fintech, mHealth, and value-based design. He holds a degree from Dickinson College and a Masters from New York University with an emphasis on kinesiology and therapeutic exercise.In this episode, Seth and David dive deep into the pivotal role of health literacy in the context of workforce well-being. They discuss their experiences and insights, sharing thought-provoking ideas on how to create a humanistic view of health care, emphasizing that we are more alike than different and striving for a universal solution to the challenges of health literacy.David sheds light on his new venture at RightMove and his mission to address musculoskeletal health in a holistic and meaningful way. He shares compelling insights on creating emotional connections and using pain and discomfort as a powerful anchor to initiate habit formation and overall well-being. They also touch upon the importance of peer-to-peer influence and creating movements toward better health.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and David discuss:☑️ The importance of understanding that people's healthcare experiences are emotional rather than transactional.☑️ Creating more accessible and engaging health literacy resources for diverse audiences.☑️ The importance of peer-to-peer influence and creating a sense of community in promoting better health.☑️ Helping individuals make informed and emotionally resonant decisions about their health, especially during vulnerable moments.☑️ The challenges of health literacy and the need for a more engaging approach☑️ And much more.Thanks, David!For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?Visit www.edlogics.com.
Episode 27 - Addressing the Healthcare Challenges Faced by Self-Insured Employers - with Howard Kraft from XO Health
Feb 1 2024
Episode 27 - Addressing the Healthcare Challenges Faced by Self-Insured Employers - with Howard Kraft from XO Health
In this episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Howard Kraft, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at XO Health, a health plan designed by and for self-insured employers, aiming to deliver a more unified health experience for everyone – from those who receive care, to those who deliver it, to those who pay for it.Howard Kraft is an accomplished professional with a diverse and extensive background in health management, strategy, and innovation. Serving as the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at XO Health Inc., he leads initiatives across clinical, product, outcomes, and market engagement for this innovative health plan designed by employers.Howard's expertise encompasses integrated health and human capital solutions, benefits communication, and the design and implementation of comprehensive health management programs. Howard's career is marked by a commitment to optimizing business success through innovative health strategies and a deep understanding of the impact of health on organizations.In this insightful conversation, Howard and Seth discuss the importance of addressing health disparities and inequities in healthcare. Howard emphasizes the need for a fully integrated approach that focuses on the needs of individuals and provides timely, accessible, and affordable care. Highlighting the significance of health literacy 2.0, Howard underscores the importance of personalization, behavioral science, and gamification in empowering individuals to take control of their health.The conversation also delves into the need for accountable care and transparent accountability for results, as well as the commitment to challenging the status quo and driving fundamental change in the healthcare industry.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Howard discuss:☑️ The importance of personalized, simplified health information to empower individuals in navigating their health journeys.☑️ A call to action for all individuals, practitioners, and leaders to challenge the current state of health care and work towards impactful change.☑️ XO Health's approach to health equity focuses on diverse social and health needs, aiming to drive fundamental change and improve care for all individuals.☑️ Building momentum with independent providers to align payment models, reduce administrative burden, and support the delivery of quality care.☑️ And much more.Thanks, Howard! For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?Visit www.edlogics.com.
Episode 26 - Creative Workforce Well-Being Strategies - with Pamela Rich from Business Group on Health
Jan 22 2024
Episode 26 - Creative Workforce Well-Being Strategies - with Pamela Rich from Business Group on Health
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Pamela Rich, Vice President at the Business Group on Health, a non-profit membership organization based in Washington DC, dedicated to representing large employers on health and benefits policy. The organization has approximately 450 members, consisting of large employers and their health industry partners.Pamela's role primarily involves working with HR and benefits leaders at these large employer companies, addressing their most pressing health and well-being challenges. Pamela helps them convene with one another, benchmark, and provides them with learnings and best practices. Pamela also leads the Well-being and Workforce Strategy Institute, a group of members who gather regularly to discuss workforce well-being and initiatives for their workforces. It is a collaborative community where both the members and the organization learn from each other, with a strong focus on multidimensional well-being. Pamela also manages the Leadership Forum on Employee Experience and Podcast.In this episode, Seth and Pamela delve into the fascinating world of health literacy and the impact it has on employee well-being. Employers have recognized the importance of preventive care and screenings, particularly in light of the pandemic. Social connections and social connectedness are also gaining attention in employee well-being strategies, with creative initiatives such as mystery coffees and physical activity challenges. Pamela shares how expressing gratitude and facilitating opportunities for employees to connect with loved ones play a vital role in fostering social connectedness within the workplace.As the leader of the Well-being and Workforce Strategy Institute at the Business Group on Health, Pamela Rich offers valuable insights into the multidimensional nature of well-being, encompassing physical health, mental health, financial security, job satisfaction, community, and social connectedness.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Pamela discuss:☑️ Evidence-based strategies for addressing obesity and weight management in the workplace.☑️ How can employers integrate holistic care approaches that address nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and mental health.☑️ Creative initiatives employers implement to promote social connections and social connectedness in the workplace.☑️ How has well-being evolved from wellness to encompass non-physical dimensions of health.☑️ Main focus of well-being strategies in terms of physical and mental health.☑️ And much more.Thanks, Pamela!For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives?Visit www.edlogics.com.
Episode 25 - An Innovative Approach to Supporting the Well-Being of 30,000 Employees - with Mel Goodrich from Sentara Health
Dec 5 2023
Episode 25 - An Innovative Approach to Supporting the Well-Being of 30,000 Employees - with Mel Goodrich from Sentara Health
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner welcomes Mel Goodrich, SVP, Chief People Officer at Sentara Health, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, ranking among the top 20 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems nationwide. With over 30,000 employees, 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, and the Sentara Health Plans division serving over 1.2 million members in Virginia and Florida, Sentara Health is a prominent leader in the industry.Mel's leadership style centers around fostering accountability and delivering results through the pillars of talent, transparency, and collaboration. Her oversight extends to human resource operations across all Sentara hospitals, Sentara Medical Group, Sentara Enterprises, as well as the Sentara corporate departments responsible for finance and community outreach. In her role, Mel serves as a trusted advisor to senior leaders, aligning the Human Resources Business Partner function with the broader strategic goals of both the Human Resources department and the organization as a whole.Discover how Sentara Health, a leading healthcare provider, prioritizes the well-being of its almost 32,000 employees. Mel highlights the various strategies and initiatives they have implemented to create a safe and supportive workplace environment.Moreover, Mel discusses the role of health literacy in empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health. She shares how Sentara Health is partnering with organizations like EdLogics to provide their employees with access to a powerful health literacy platform. With over 337,000 health literacy games played and 650,000 activities completed, Sentara Health is leading the way in educating and supporting its workforce.The commitment to health literacy doesn't end there...Sentara Health is also actively involved in the community through the Healthier757 initiative. By providing trusted health information and resources, they aim to create a healthier, health literate community, promoting health equity and well-being for all.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Mel discuss:☑️ The strategies Sentara Health employs to support the well-being and productivity of its workforce.☑️ The impact of the EdLogics platform on employee engagement and health literacy.☑️ The significance of creating a safe space for employees to voice their needs, ideas, and concerns in the workplace.☑️ How does an engaged and listening culture contribute to employee trust and overall well-being?☑️ And much more.Thanks, Mel!For show notes and resources, visit EdLogics Podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogicsImproving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 24 - The Importance of Employee Well-Being & the Role of HR in Creating a Positive Work Culture - with Roshi Fisher from Blue Communications
Oct 25 2023
Episode 24 - The Importance of Employee Well-Being & the Role of HR in Creating a Positive Work Culture - with Roshi Fisher from Blue Communications
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner welcomes Roshi Fisher, Senior Vice President, Director of Employee Experience Consulting & Business Operations at Blue Communications, to talk about health literacy and the importance of employee well-being and the role of HR in creating a positive work culture.Throughout her professional journey, Roshi has collaborated with companies in the United States, as well as multinational organizations, spanning across industries such as biotech, education, entertainment, government, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, manufacturing, and technology. Roshi's academic background includes a master's degree in public health with a focus on health promotion and behavioral sciences from the University of Louisville, complemented by a bachelor's degree in biobehavioral health from Penn State University. She possesses a certification as a Public Health Professional from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.In this episode, Roshi shares her journey from public health education to entering the world of benefits and well-being, ultimately finding herself in the consulting side of the industry. Roshi and Seth discuss the evolution of her work, from focusing on data analytics and population health management to now specializing in culture consulting and employee experience. Roshi also highlights some exciting projects she's been involved in, such as developing global well-being initiatives and addressing mental health and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Roshi discuss about:☑️ The challenges multinational organizations face when trying to implement uniform well-being programs across different countries.☑️ The innovative approaches Roshi Fisher and her team implemented to provide support and resources to employees.☑️ How does addressing mental health contribute to overall well-being?☑️ How can organizations incorporate DEI strategies into their benefit programs?☑️ How do individual employee needs contribute to a more inclusive and effective benefit communication strategy?☑️ And much more.Thanks, Roshi!To learn more about Blue Communications, and the work Roshi and her team are doing, visit Blue’s website here: https://bluecommunications.com/.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 23 - Managing Global Healthcare Programs & Employee Well-Being - with Kristin Parker from MercerWELL
Sep 25 2023
Episode 23 - Managing Global Healthcare Programs & Employee Well-Being - with Kristin Parker from MercerWELL
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner welcomes Kristin Parker from MercerWELL to discuss managing global healthcare programs and employee well-being.Kristin Parker, Ph.D., MPH, is the leader of MercerWELL, a specialty practice at Mercer that focuses on well-being. She has dedicated most of her career to this field and has been with Mercer for 16 years.Kristin serves as a national resource and specializes in strategy, behavior change sciences, member advocacy and navigation, vendor selection, implementation, and evaluation, including VOI analyses and methodology. She has worked in the field of health and productivity management and employee benefits for over 14 years. Kristin serves as a reviewer to multiple journals including Preventive Medicine and Human Resource Management Journal, has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers, multiple books and book chapters, and presents at professional conferences nationwide.Kristin has a master's in public health and a PhD in health promotion and health behavior from University of Georgia, with a focus on program evaluation of employer health promotion programs. After returning to Mercer, she excelled in the advocacy and program evaluation spaces and eventually took on leadership roles. She started leading the North-East market for the MercerWELL team and later had the opportunity to build the first specialty practices on a global scale. Her goal is to create a community and ensure consistency across different geographies while expanding Mercer's capabilities.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Kristin discuss:☑️ The role of global programs in managing population health and employee well-being.☑️ How does the management of global programs differ from a US-centric view?☑️ The challenges and complexities of implementing global well-being programs for multinational employers.☑️ Lessons that the US can learn from global approaches to well-being.☑️ Approaches and priorities for different client segments when it comes to well-being programs.☑️ Global learnings and trends in well-being.☑️ And much more.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.Thanks, Kristin!About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 22 - A Playbook for Emotional & Mental Health - with Stephanie Szostak and Trina Clayeux
Sep 18 2023
Episode 22 - A Playbook for Emotional & Mental Health - with Stephanie Szostak and Trina Clayeux
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner welcomes Stephanie Szostak and Trina Clayeux to discuss mental health and well-being from different angles. Stephanie, an actress, shares her journey of struggling with mental health issues due to the pressure of her career, leading her to create a 'playbook' of emotional tools and practices. Trina, CEO of Give An Hour, a national mental health organization, discusses their work in destigmatizing mental health and exploring new ways of thinking about and engaging with mental health. They also discuss the potential of Stephanie's new book (Selfish: Step Into a Journey of Self-Discovery to Revive Confidence, Joy, and Meaning) and app as tools for mental health support. The team discuss their approach to providing mental health support, which involved listening to the communities they serve to understand their needs and then creating tools and resources tailored to those needs. Stephanie and Seth discuss the importance of personal reflection and identify her 'playbook' as a tool to help individuals navigate tough times in their personal and professional lives. Seth highlights the significance of awareness, skill-building, and maintenance in the context of behavior change. Stephanie shares her thoughts on how the book they've written can help people improve their emotional literacy, emphasizing the need for a regimen for mental health. Trina explains the importance of human connection in mental health and discusses the role of peer supporters and wellness ambassadors in their organization.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.Thanks, Stephanie and Trina!About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 21 - The Importance of Employee Engagement, Belonging, & Empowerment in Creating a Healthy, Thriving Workforce - with Karla Muniz from IMA Medical Group
Aug 14 2023
Episode 21 - The Importance of Employee Engagement, Belonging, & Empowerment in Creating a Healthy, Thriving Workforce - with Karla Muniz from IMA Medical Group
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Karla Muñiz, Chief People Officer at IMA Medical Group, to talk about the importance of employee engagement, belonging, and empowerment in creating a thriving workforce.Karla is a senior HR executive with over 18 years of experience and she oversees the HR function for InHealth MD Alliance (IMA). In partnership with business and people leaders, she is responsible for planning and executing Human Capital strategies, organizational effectiveness & design, and talent management strategies.IMA Medical Group provides high quality patient centric primary medical and wellness services focusing on improving patient care and offering convenient services for patients, their families, and caregivers. IMA serves patients in 24 medical centers across Central Florida, where over 70 physicians and nurse practitioners provide comprehensive medical services to almost 22,000 Medicare members in partnership with all leading Medicare Health Plans.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Karla discuss about:☑️ The strategies implemented at IMA to promote employee well-being and empowerment.☑️ How do language programs for bilingual employees contribute to IMA's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts?☑️ Improving health literacy can lead to better health outcomes and reduced healthcare costs.☑️ Key challenges and barriers to improving health literacy in the workforce.☑️ Karla's advice for employers who want to create a culture of health literacy and well-being in their organizations.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.Thanks, Karla!About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 20 - The Challenges of Attracting & Retaining Top Talent in the Healthcare Industry - with Alden Pennington
Jul 31 2023
Episode 20 - The Challenges of Attracting & Retaining Top Talent in the Healthcare Industry - with Alden Pennington
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Alden Pennington, Founder, President and CHRO of Talenta HR Group, to talk about the challenges of attracting and retaining top talent in the healthcare industry.As an accomplished HR executive with a rich 15-year experience, Alden Pennington places great emphasis on the human aspect of business. Believing in the essence of "people" in driving a successful enterprise, Alden advocates for the recognition and empowerment of highly skilled individuals to excel in their roles.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Alden discuss about:☑️ How can leaders in healthcare organizations take better care of their employees and provide resources for their success?☑️ The benefits of creating a positive candidate experience during the interview process.☑️ The correlation between an authentic and inclusive environment and talent retention in the healthcare industry.☑️ Why a strong leader is crucial in determining job satisfaction and retention.☑️ How networking and connecting with smart people can help organizations in the healthcare industry find and attract top talent.☑️ The importance of aligning talent strategy with the organization's needs.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.Thanks, Alden!About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 19 - The Relationship Between Employee Health & Well-Being, Medical Costs, & Workplace Productivity - with Dr. Ron Goetzel from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jul 24 2023
Episode 19 - The Relationship Between Employee Health & Well-Being, Medical Costs, & Workplace Productivity - with Dr. Ron Goetzel from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Dr. Ron Goetzel, Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, to talk about the relationship between employee health and well-being, medical costs, and workplace productivity.IHPS aims to bridge the gap among academia, the business community, and healthcare policy by integrating academic resources into policy discussions and day-to-day business decisions, while also incorporating health and productivity management matters into academic research.Dr. Goetzel plays a key role in leading innovative projects for various healthcare purchasers, managed care organizations, government entities, and pharmaceutical clients. These projects focus on conducting cutting-edge research to explore the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and work-related productivity. His expertise in health and productivity management (HPM), return-on-investment (ROI), program evaluation, and outcomes research is internationally recognized, and he has contributed extensively to the field.Dr. Goetzel's contributions include the publication of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as frequent presentations at international business and scientific forums. He has also received several prestigious awards and recognition throughout his career including the Woodward Lecture Award by the U.S. Navy Environmental Health Center and the Mark Dundon Research Award from HERO. In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Ron discuss:☑️ The importance of recognizing the business community's role in promoting health and educating employees.☑️ Addressing mental health and well-being and providing tools and resources for employers to support their employees through the NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health.☑️ The need for tailored solutions that consider the psychosocial personal dimension, organizational health, and environmental factors - POE.☑️ Why it is important to celebrate organizations with impactful health initiatives.☑️ How to create an enjoyable work environment and foster a positive workplace culture.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics - Health Literacy Platform.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.☑️ Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com
Episode 18 - Improving Health Literacy with Knowledge, Skills, & Confidence - with Karen Moseley from Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
Jul 17 2023
Episode 18 - Improving Health Literacy with Knowledge, Skills, & Confidence - with Karen Moseley from Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
On the latest episode of The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast, Seth Serxner is joined by Karen Moseley, President & CEO, Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), to talk about improving people's health literacy by providing knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the health system.Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a prominent national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in workplace health and well-being.With a strong emphasis on research and education, Karen and the HERO team collaborate with members to demonstrate the value of a comprehensive health and well-being employer ecosystem, forging connections between scientific insights and practical implementation. Prior to her current role, Karen served as HERO's Vice President of Education and Director of Operations, where she played a pivotal role in fostering member engagement, expanding the organization's reach, and spearheading innovative educational programs.Additionally, Karen has successfully managed grant-funded initiatives, including a multi-stakeholder collaboration to support employer involvement in community health initiatives and a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at identifying common measures of community health. Karen's impressive contributions to the non-profit sector span nearly three decades and include the development and dissemination of numerous publications and educational conferences. Her exceptional dedication and expertise in workplace wellness were recognized in 2021 when she was awarded the Leader in Workplace Wellness Award by the Global Wellness Summit. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.HERO is a national non-profit dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices in the field of workplace health and well-being (HWB) to improve the health and well-being of workers, their spouses, dependents and retirees.In a wide-ranging conversation, Seth and Karen discuss:☑️ HERO's research agenda and study committees.☑️ The importance of health equity and the role of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) companies.☑️ How can employers involve employee voices in decision-making regarding health and well-being initiatives?☑️ The HERO Scorecard - a free tool employers can use to assess and benchmark their own health and well-being programs and culture.☑️ AI and machine learning in health and well-being.☑️ Advancing worker well-being and brain health.☑️ HERO is an employer-driven organization.For show notes and resources, visit www.edlogics.com/podcast.About The Health Literacy 2.0 PodcastWelcome to The Health Literacy 2.0 Podcast from EdLogics.Improving health literacy — the ability to understand and act on health information — is key to improving health outcomes and lowering costs.Together with business and community leaders, we'll explore effective, behavior-changing solutions that can improve health literacy — and drive engagement in corporate and public health and wellness programs.Join us! Visit EdLogics.com/Podcast.Learn About EdLogicsWant to see how EdLogics' gamified platform can boost health literacy, drive engagement in health and wellness programs, and help people live happier, healthier lives? Visit EdLogics.com.