As the cost of employee medical coverage and employee health risks continue to rise, Norterre has designed a Corporate Wellness program for a healthier workforce, improvement in morale, and a reduction in employee absenteeism. Working with medical professionals and fitness experts, Norterre has created a wellness solution to boost employee engagement, improve employee health and increase the return on investment for the company. When healthy behaviors are created, health risks for chronic disease decrease, leading to healthier, stronger and more productive employees. At Norterre, our goal is to help companies throughout the Northland in making healthy decisions and correcting unhealthy habits. A movement like this starts with making health and wellness a focus of everyday life at work and at home.

Scientifically-based.

Corporate members receive annual biometric screenings inside Norterre’s Health and Wellness Center. The Norterre Navigation Team assigned to each member works with an individual’s physician to create a personalized plan depending on health needs, goals and desires. Health coaches and medical program coordinators from the personal navigation teams create appropriate programming to guide each individual through plans tailored to their individual health needs. These coaches and coordinators use nutrition and lifestyle information to recommend and refer individuals based on their glucose and cholesterol levels, body mass index, and nutrition, among other health indicators.

Technology-based.

Norterre offers ActionZone, a fully integrated website and phone app for iPhone and Android which gives members an additional tool to enhance their wellness journey, customizable to each person with personal health assessment and screening information. The app incorporates personal goals and user activity reports, encouraging users to make and track positive, healthy changes in behavior. Spouses and partners can also be added to the account, and the app is compatible with wearable devices and accessible by computer. Companies can promote their wellness program on the app as well by highlighting certain goals and company-wide challenges, tracked and monitored, with motivational reminder notices provided to employees.

Medically-integrated.

Norterre offers medically- integrated specialty pathways designed for prevention of disease, addressing heart health, weight management, strength and balance. Norterre also provides ongoing medically-directed therapies that address cancer recovery, stroke rehabilitation, and arthritis and pain management. Pre-hab therapies before surgery allow employees to get back to their work and their lives faster. Employees trying to lose weight, quit tobacco, and get healthier will have the support they need, while improving their self-esteem and turning them into happier and even more productive employees. Those recovering from serious issues, medical treatments, or planned surgeries will have the help they need to improve their strength and wellbeing so that they feel more empowered and in control of their situation. Through this customized approach to address each individual in a personalized way, employees are able to find the inspiration and motivation to get better, feel better and be stronger.

This is a whole new way to look at Corporate Wellness –the Norterre Way.

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