A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property. A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment.
This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.
The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments. A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property. This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.
This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.
Tobacco Cessation Coverage
To meet this benchmark for WellSpot recognition, an organization’s employee health plan must cover tobacco cessation counseling and/or medications, including nicotine replacement therapies.
This WellSpot offers tobacco cessation coverage as part of its health plan.
Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline
Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit. It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.
This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.
Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation
Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria. Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.
This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.
Worksite Wellness Program Workplan
This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.
This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.
The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
5-2-1-0 stands for:
5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
1 or more hour of physical activity per day
0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day
This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.
Community-Based Obesity Prevention
Hospital WellSpots are encouraged to make local sustainable investments in obesity prevention initiatives to positively affect this trend and reduce obesity and its many co-morbidities for those in the community.
This hospital WellSpot has made a community-based obesity prevention investment.
Diabetes Self-Management Collaboration
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME) curricula can help patients adopt healthy behaviors, manage disease symptoms, and prevent further disease progression. Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) curricula can help patients adopt healthy behaviors to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Hospitals that do not offer a DSME or DPP program should refer patients to a local program.
This hospital WellSpot offers or refers to a community resource for diabetes self-management education or prevention.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Diabetes Self-Management Education curricula can help patients adopt healthy behaviors, manage disease symptoms and prevent further disease progression. Education should be provided upon discharge to encourage diabetes management that extends beyond a patient’s hospital stay.
This hospital WellSpot provides diabetes self-management education to its patients upon discharge.
Weight Management Education
Energy levels, disease risk, and disease progression are just a few factors effected by weight and weight management. Patients should be educated on the importance of weight management and given resources and guidance on ways to achieve a healthy weight. This education should extend beyond a patient’s hospital stay to ensure long-term healthy change.
This hospital WellSpot provides weight management education to its patients upon discharge.
Blood Pressure Self-Management Education
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and diabetes complications. Nearly one out of every three American adults has high blood pressure. Hospitals can help hypertensive patients to better control their blood pressure by making sure they get quality self-management education.
This hospital WellSpot provides blood pressure self-management education to its patients upon discharge.