Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, AllWays Health Partners has seen a tremendous increase in the utilization of telehealth services. It’s unclear if telehealth will remain popular after COVID-19, but insurance companies are taking notice of the change, including AllWays Health Partners. 17% of our total population has started to receive health care services through this platform compared to 0.02% in 2019.
This Sunday, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day organized by The World Health Organization (WHO). This year, WHO’s focus is on young people, and how the tobacco industry uses strategic advertising to make smoking appealing to youth. In addition, WHO discusses the added COVID-19 risk that smoking creates. Now is a great time for your patients to quit smoking, and we have resources available to help them do that.
Since COVID-19 has closed gyms across the country, many people are struggling to keep up with their fitness routine or have given up altogether. But just because your patients are stuck inside their homes doesn’t mean they can’t have good workouts. Tomorrow is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, but fitness is important for all age groups throughout the year. It’s well-known that exercise can improve mood and reduce the risk of depression, benefits that everyone could use during the current crisis. Here are some home workout resources for you to share with your patients and perhaps use yourself.
Today's post is from our broker blog, AllWays Insider. Last week, we posted about how your patients can tell their children about COVID-19, and this post has information for both you and your patients on our new webinar about working from home with children.
For many parents, working from home with kids in the house is yet another new and stressful experience brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Between balancing work responsibilities, helping kids with school work, and the everyday tasks of running a household, things like ‘free time’ and ‘self-care’ can start to seem like a fantasy. That’s why we’re sharing some coping strategies and survival skills for parents from our recent workshop on cultivating self-care during the pandemic.
Governor Charlie Baker released his plan for reopening Massachusetts, but life won't truly return to normal life until we have an effective COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna’s RNA vaccine is showing promise in its early trials. What does that mean and how far are we from a vaccine? What are the next steps? Bill Gates, whose foundation has pledged $250 million to COVID-19 response, answers these questions an more in a recent post on his Gates Notes blog.