Vera Whole Health to Host 2019 On-Site Employee Health Clinics Congress

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Vera joins BRI Network with clients NAPEBT and Amy's Kitchen to share findings

Rather than focusing on cost savings, the priority with an on-site clinic should be to build an intentional culture that prioritizes healthful relationships and empowers patients to behavior change.

Vera Whole Health will host the BRI Network 2019 On-Site Employee Health Clinics Congress, January 27-29, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vera and clients, Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefit Trust (NAPEBT) and Amy’s Kitchen, are the featured presenters on Monday, January 28:

  • 10:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Vera Chief Revenue Officer, Jennifer Sargent, will join Katie Wittekind, wellness manager of NAPEBT, where they will co-present ‘Two truths and a lie: culture, behavior change and ROI.’ Sargent and Wittekind will unpack how on-site clinics build a culture of empathy and maximize human potential in the workplace, drawing from NAPEBT’s journey of launching its on-site Vera clinic.
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Sargent will moderate the panel discussion, ‘Employee Engagement Strategies to Increase Utilization of On-Site Health Centers.’ Engaging and incentivizing employees to use on-site health centers, reward programs for improved health, and tech solutions for improving scheduling efficiency are among the topics to be covered. Panelists include: Brian Beasley, head of human resources for City of Farmers Branch, Texas; Archana Dubey, MD, FAAFP, global medical director for HP; Amber L. Fonteyne, MSN, NP, COHN-S, senior manager of global occupational health for Amgen; and Lakeia Harris, SPHR, MBA, section manager of benefits for BMW Manufacturing Co. 
  • 4:30 p.m to 5:15 p.m. – Carme Lewis, senior director of HR Shared Services and Global HR for Amy’s Kitchen, will present ‘How to Effectively Communicate and Promote Wellness Offerings in the Workplace.’

“The best approach to employee health is counterintuitive,” says Sargent. “Rather than focusing on cost savings, the priority with an on-site clinic should be to build an intentional culture that prioritizes healthful relationships and empowers patients to behavior change. This approach consistently nets an overall savings in the healthcare spend. We look forward to sharing at BRI how Vera’s disruptive population primary care model through direct-to-employer on-site clinics helps employers save money and employees get healthier.”

About Vera Whole Health
Vera Whole Health is the leading direct-to-employer primary care provider in the Western United States, creating a health revolution with a whole health approach to primary care and behavior change. Vera is the first on-site clinic provider in the United States to earn a Certificate of Validation by the Care Innovations™ Validation Institute for sound population health cost outcomes. With a growing presence in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, Vera providers guide patients toward optimum social, psychological and physical health. Learn more at VeraWholeHealth.com, or call (206) 395-7870.

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