Health and Wellness Resources

for the healthcare industry

Hospital Employees’ Health

Hospitals are one of the first places people go when they feel sick. To care for others, hospital employees must stay healthy. Hospitals can provide workplace wellness programs to improve employee health. This sample checklist highlights many of the important components of a safe patient handling program or policy, including development, management and staff involvement, needs assessments, equipment, education and training, and evaluation. You can use the checklist to help identify those components of your safe patient handling program or policy that are well developed, as well as those that need further development. The checklist can be customized by adding or deleting components specific to your hospital. It is recommended that the checklist be completed at frequent intervals to ensure ongoing program evaluation.

Inspiring Employees to Live Healthier Lives

Worksite wellness programs can help employees live healthier lives. Learn more.

Strengthening Workplace Health

Use CDC Workplace Health Resource Center to help employees improve their health. Learn more.


Worksite Health Scorecard

A tool designed to help employers assess if they are implementing science-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

Workplace Health Resource Center

Searchable, research-based tools and resources to help employers develop or expand a workplace health promotion program that supports their employees’ physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

Workplace Health Model

A comprehensive approach with interventions that address multiple risk factors and health conditions at the same time. The model recognizes that the interventions and strategies chosen influence each employee and the organization as a whole.

Work@Health Program

An employer-based training program to improve the health of participating employers and certified trainers, with an emphasis on reducing chronic disease and injury risk and improving worker productivity.

The following is a sample of the customizable health and wellness resources relevant to healthcare industry within Midwestern’s Risk Management Center. The Risk Management Center is only accessible to workers’ compensation policyholders of Midwestern Insurance Alliance.

Caffeine and You

Reviews the effects of caffeine on the body.

Do the Math – Calculating your Body Mass

A walkthrough to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).

Exercise As A Treatment For Depression

Research shows that exercise can be an effective treatment for depression.

Facing Grief and Loss

Coping with a personal loss.

Health Benefits of Yoga

Describes the benefits associated with practicing Yoga.

Healthy Cooking – Preserving Nutritional Content

Discusses nutrient loss during cooking and gives advice on how to prevent it from happening.

Healthy Cooking 

Healthy methods of preparing food.

Heart Health – Diet 

Discusses the effect of nutrition on the cardiovascular system.

Heart Health – Walking

Describes the benefits of walking for exercise

How Do Colds Spread? 

Learn how the common cold can be easily transmitted from person to person.

Influenza Virus – Preventing the Spread 

Discusses the prevention of the spread of the influenza virus.

Insects and Other Bugs to Avoid

Discusses the potential dangers presented by insects and similar organisms.

Let’s Talk About Fat 

Lower the risk of heart disease by decreasing your intake of dietary fat.

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out 

Helpful tips when eating out.

My Bag is Killing Me! 

Avoid back injuries by lightening the load of your bag.

Nutrition 101 

Discusses the basic elements of nutrition

People Who Avoid Going to the Doctor 

Explains the importance of visiting your doctor on a regular basis.

Simple Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol 

Cholesterol can be both good and bad, so it’s important to learn what cholesterol is, how it affects your health, and how to manage your blood cholesterol levels.

Stress Management 

Discusses the importance of managing your stress.


Discusses some of the symptoms of strokes.

The Importance of Water 

Discusses the importance of water.

Tooth Care 

Discusses proper tooth care.

Trying to Quit Smoking 

Support is available for people trying to quit smoking.


Describes the importance of vitamins. Lists the purpose of individual vitamins, and food sources.

Weight Management 

Describes health problems associated with weight, and discusses methods by which to control risk.

What is Trans Fat? 

A talk about the difference between good and bad fats.