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Table of Contents
  • Time is short to recognize a deserving colleague! EAPA Awards submissions close Aug. 10
  • Educate employees about misunderstood EAP benefits
  • Poor mental health linked to reduced life expectancy
  • Multitaskers leverage the World EAP Conference Experience to earn their CEAP®
  • Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure
  • Calls for employers to offer stress-busting financial guidance
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence: Interview with President Robert J. Lindsey
  • Study: Workers with paid sick days healthier, more productive
  • Employers increase benefits that improve employee health, wellness
  • California mental-health spending often bypasses the mentally ill



  • Time is short to recognize a deserving colleague! EAPA Awards submissions close Aug. 10
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The EAPA Annual Awards will be presented Saturday, Oct. 20 during EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference in Baltimore, Md. EAPA members are invited to nominate their peers and colleagues to be recognized for their achievements. Nominations deadline is Aug. 10. More

    Educate employees about misunderstood EAP benefits
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    For the 10-plus years that Ed Bray, director of employee benefits for Hawaiian Airlines, has worked in corporate benefits, he has been continuously amazed to see the same theme at every company he has worked at: a free benefit that can offer employees (and often household members) significant value in their daily lives, but is so misunderstood. He lists top five reasons why you might want to take some time to remind your employees about the complete value of your company's EAP program (beyond problem resolution) and promote its use. More

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    Poor mental health linked to reduced life expectancy
    Science Codex    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    People with mental health problems have a lower life expectancy, according to a large-scale population based study published in the British Medical Journal. The findings may prompt further research into the way doctors treat patients with even mild psychological problems. More

    Multitaskers leverage the World EAP Conference Experience to earn
    their CEAP®

    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Smart CEAP candidates leverage their time at EAPA's Annual World EAP Conference by earning qualifying PDHs, as well as finding or meeting with a CEAP adviser. In addition, the networking that occurs naturally at the conference helps them job search, and even get private practice referrals. The CEAP is the only nationally and internationally recognized EAP credential, and it demonstrates commitment to, and mastery of, the EA body of knowledge. Learn more about the CEAP here.

    For information about the World EAP Conference in Baltimore, click here.


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    Exercise may help ease depression in heart failure
    Reuters via the Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    People with heart failure who are also depressed may benefit from regular, moderate exercise, a new study suggests. Researchers found patients who exercised an hour and a half to two hours per week had slightly lower depression scores, which in turn were tied to a reduced risk of re-hospitalizations and deaths related to heart problems. More

    Calls for employers to offer stress-busting financial guidance
    Health Insurance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The world's largest human resources professional body is calling on employers to help improve financial education among their staff in a bid to reduce stress and improve take-up of other employee benefits. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development says employers are "missing a trick" by failing to offer even basic financial guidance to staff and today launched a guide to workplace financial education. It argues that with stress identified as the leading cause of long-term sickness absence, there is a "real incentive" for employers to tackle financial-related stress, such as that relating to debt. More

    National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence: Interview with President Robert J. Lindsey
    Test Country    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Employee Assistance Program may have been a familiar name in the U.S. workforce, but not everyone is aware that the idea was founded by the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence in the late 1940s. NCADD President and CEO Robert Lindsey revealed in an exclusive interview with TestCountry that the EAP began through working with unions in order to combat alcoholism. More



    Study: Workers with paid sick days healthier, more productive
    HealthDay via KTVN-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Employees with paid sick leave are healthier than other workers who do not have this benefit, new study findings suggest. According to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, workers with paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries. More



    Employers increase benefits that improve employee health, wellness
    EHS Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Over the last five years, benefits that reward employees for improving their health have jumped – a sign that organizations recognize that their employees value these benefits and are looking for ways to cut business costs. For example, the percentage of employers offering health and lifestyle coaching jumped from 33 percent in 2008 to 45 percent in 2012, and rewards or bonuses for completing a health and wellness program increased from 23 percent in 2008 to 35 percent in 2012. More

    California mental-health spending often bypasses the mentally ill
    The Associated Press via the Long Beach Press-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As state mental health services have crumbled under budget cuts, tens of millions of dollars raised through a tax designed to help the mentally ill have gone to "wellness" programs like horseback riding for teens and yoga classes for city workers. And that's by design. More
     



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