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Summer ‘21 Launch: Strengthening Social Connections and Improving Health Outcomes

June 14, 2021 / Corporate Wellness

Written By: Jordan Dunne

It’s impossible to ignore the devastating long-term effects of 2020. As businesses announce their reopening plans, they’re being met with hesitation, fear, and anxiety, even though the members of their workforce are craving social interactions. Many are suffering from the lingering symptoms of Long COVID. Mental health issues are on the rise due to the prolonged period of physical isolation. Organizational leaders like you are struggling to support their workforces while keeping costs down.  

At Virgin Pulse, we recognize the immense burden employees and employers alike – across all industries – are carrying. Employees are looking to their leadership for help, and management is unsure of their next step 

  • How do we support our dispersed workforce?  
  • How will we get people back into the workplace?  
  • What can we do to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded within our organizational culture?  
  • How can we keep healthcare and business costs down? What do our employees need to stay engaged, productive, and healthy?  
  • How can we be sure that the action we’re taking is generating meaningful results? 

It’s overwhelming.  

That’s why our Homebase for Health® ecosystem is evolving to provide employers and their diverse populations with everything they need to address these questions and more, all in one easy-to-access digital platform. Our Summer ’21 Launch provides our strongest update yet, building on our industry-leading client and member experience to promote whole-person wellbeing, mental and social health, health equity, and more to deliver the outcomes that matter most to individuals, organizations, and health plans. 

Deepen Social Connections 

Social connections are critical to our physical and mental wellbeingThese connections can lower anxiety and depression, help regulate emotions, and lead to higher self-esteem and empathy. For your business, this means higher productivity, increased retention rates, and winning the competition for talent. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has left many struggling to engage in meaningful interactions with their coworkers, family, friends, and other support networks in a time when protecting our health is critical. Our Summer ’21 Launch introduces a variety of new social features to improve company culture, reinforce DEI efforts across your organization, and help employees interact, strengthen teams, motivate each other, and engage family, friends, and outside organizations in health and wellbeing. 

Leverage Data to Deliver Outcomes 

For many organizations, disparity between data points and their health and wellbeing experience creates glaring gaps. To earn and keep the trust of their employees and members, organizations need to show that they can connect with them in meaningful ways. We’ve strengthened our device and app connectivity and refined our advanced AI capabilities to help drive the health and business outcomes that matter.  

Connect Members to their Health

Health is personal. Our approach places the member at the center. It ensures that every aspect of a member’s experience is unique and specific to their set of circumstancestheir challenges, resources, patterns, and more. We’ve simplified and improved the discoverability of relevant health content and programmingincluding an expanded partner ecosystem and enhancements to our chronic condition management tools, VP Transform for Prediabetes and VP Transform for Weight Management. 

Strategic Partner and Support 

With new administrative tools and resources, our Summer ’21 Launch makes it easier than ever for workplace leaders to design their ideal Homebase for HealthOrganizations will achieve the highest member engagement and satisfaction possible while reducing friction and administrative burden. 

Your Homebase for Health® 

The definition of wellbeing has evolved, and Virgin Pulse is evolving right along with it. Our Summer ’21 Launch accelerates our ability to integrate deeper connected trackers and stats and use rich data sets to intelligently orchestrate the member’s health and wellbeing experience. We humanize data by connecting members to their meaningful next best healthy action and recommendations that improve discoverability, awareness, and utilization across their entire Homebase for Health®. 

It’s time for organizations to step up and support the whole-person wellbeing of their diverse and dispersed populations in ways that matter most to each individual—the health of your people and your business depend on it. Learn more about everything that our Summer ’21 Launch has to offer and start building your Homebase for Health today. 

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About The Author

Jordan Dunne is a copywriter and editor on the marketing team at Virgin Pulse, focusing on social strategy and health and wellbeing content. Outside of work, you can find her at the gym, hosting trivia, taking photos of food, or snuggling up on the couch with her dogs.

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