Health New England receives an award
Health New England has been recognized in the 2021 WorkWell Massachusetts Awards for Small Groups for Outstanding Workplace Health Promotion.
The awards, given by the healthiest employers, recognize achievements in improving corporate health մշակ health program development, implementation: participation.
HNE’s Healthy Directions workplace health program enables employees to reach their full health potential through education, skills development and rewards. The program compensates participants for farm shares to encourage them to eat healthy food from local farms. This award-winning program is the same one available to Health New England clients.
“We know that employee well-being and developing a culture of supporting them can help organizations not only achieve better business results, but also encourage employees to be the best they can be.” “Because of the many recent challenges facing employers today, such as the COVID-19 epidemic, now more than ever, prosperity has become the focus,” said Jenna Carter, Executive Director of the Awards Program. “We are excited to recognize organizations that prioritize a culture of well-being, providing the best programs in their class to meet the needs of their diverse workforce.”
“As a local non-profit healthcare program owned by Baystate Health, we are committed to helping people stay as healthy as possible. It all starts at home with our employees, ”says Richard Swift, CEO and CEO of Health New England. “Our healthcare management team uses the same workplace health programs that we offer our clients to enable employees to practice healthy habits. They educate, promote mental and physical health so that we can all live our best lives. ”
Judging for the WorkWell Awards is based on each organization’s healthiest employer index, a metric based on six categories: culture և leadership commitment; basic components; strategic planning; communication ու marketing; programming և interventions; և reports և analysis. The questionnaire, scoring և criteria were developed with the help of a national, non-partisan group of academics, medical and healthcare representatives.
WNE students compete in the Fed Challenge
Three students from the University of New England College of Business will start their spring semester with a competitive advantage through recent experience in the College Fed Challenge, a competition that encourages students to learn about the US economy and monetary policy. երը The role of the Federal Reserve.
Mikaela McCormick, a finance specialist from West Hartford, John D’Anillo, Thomas River, New Jersey, Michela Kelly, and East Longmido, represented West New England, as well as a professional educator, Wayne Durr, who served as a counselor. At the annual event, students analyze economic and financial conditions, formulate a monetary policy proposal, modeled on the Federal Open Market Committee.
This is the second year that West New England has participated in the challenge, which is jointly organized in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, five districts of the Federal Reserve in Virginia.
The competition is attended by teams of three to five undergraduate college and college students in the Boston Federal Reserve. Students competed against the team of Connecticut University of Tufts, Dartmouth, Bates, Providence, Harvard, Clark, Bentley, Boston University, Lowell University, Massachusetts, Middlebury, Yale, Bryant, and Manchester Community College.
The teams present a 15-minute presentation of their proposal “and then” defend it before the judges, who were economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The teams were evaluated on economic analysis, answers to judges’ questions, teamwork և presentation.
The policy proposal made by the West New England team suggested that the government act more aggressively tapering – a decrease in the rate at which the Central Bank accumulates new assets on its balance sheet. “Ironically, whether the team did not win the competition or not, the government has recently been discussing the need for more aggressive reductions. It’s nice to hear the government discuss the same idea we used for the competition. “It reflects how innovative our students are, how well they know their finances,” Durr said.
The team scored perfect points in teamwork and almost perfect points in performance. “These two highest scores reflect the types of students we have had on this team. “I could not be more proud,” said Dur.
The Mix & Mingle event is scheduled for January 20
The Greater Springfield Young Professionals և West Massachusetts Advertising Club will hold an annual Mix & Mingle membership event to support young professionals, encourage them to become more involved, and invest in their local communities.
The Young Professional Group is an organization created to exchange ideas, share common interests, and expand its membership to serve as the future leaders of the Pioneer Valley. The Advertising Club is an organization for all communications specialists in West Massachusetts Կոն North Connecticut Marketing:.
The event will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Paper City Bar & Grill, 241 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke.
“I’m excited to become a parent with Springfield YPS to bring together area professionals and the creative community. “I believe in the mission behind the two organizations; I look forward to growing awareness of both,” said Kelly McGiverin, executive director of the Massachusetts Massachusetts Advertising Club.
Registration for the event is available online at EventBrite at Young Professional Society at springfieldyps.com.