Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2018) – One of the great advantages of telemedicine is in its power to reduce barriers that often come with seeking face-to-face care. For the patient, there’s the financial and time costs of traveling to the office and sitting in the waiting room. For the doctor, there’s the cost of no-shows and limited capacity. Face-to-face care will …
While genetics, biology and health behaviors play a role, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of population health is driven by social determinants. Research by the Envolve Center helps break down these barriers.
The healthcare industry is complex and difficult to navigate. The ability to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions is something lots of individuals struggle with. This is called health literacy.
You have a top-notch employee assistance program (EAP) to build resilience and respond in times of crisis. But when an employee closes the browser on the wellness program or hangs up with their health coach, what does the rest of their day look like?
The tendency to stay in the default choice is called default bias (or status quo bias) and encompasses people’s tendency to choose inaction over action as well as their preference to stick with previously made decisions.
Thousands of creators and innovators from across the globe descended upon Austin for more than a mere glimpse of the future of health at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this week. Here are a few themes emerged from the Interactive sessions.
The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ examines how behavioral scientists look at the low rates of diabetes control and try to understand what about the context, specific behaviors, and an individual’s psychology make it difficult to follow through.
Farmington, CT (March 2, 2018) – News stories about nutrition are often confusing and contradictory. One day coffee is safe to drink, the next it may cause cancer. For a while, any foods containing fat were villainous and carbohydrates were good. Then that was reversed. We hear wine in moderation is healthy, and soon after we hear it is not. …
Farmington, CT (February 22, 2018) – At its core, an employee assistance program (EAP) is meant to help employees in times of personal crisis, but a truly comprehensive EAP – one that provides value beyond just checking a box on employee benefits – should be more than an 800 number and counseling service. A quality EAP provides counseling, referrals, trainings, and …
Recent research conducted by the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ examined expectations for health coaching relationships and preferences for titles of health coaches among adults with commercial insurance and those with Medicaid.