Employee Assistance Programs:

the past and the future

An increasing number of employers are offering Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help workers deal with different kinds of problems that may threaten their health, impair their work performance or affect their work attendance.

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Press Review

Depression Is Second Biggest Cause Of Disability In The World

byPeter Sergo, Medical Daily

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Burden of Disease project found that clinical depression remained one of the leading causes of disability. These findings emphasize the importance of making depression a public health priority and implementing solutions to reduce this burden. The article includes statistics and data that illustrate the extent of the problem.

Businesses turn to insurers for wellness

by Kris B. Mamula, Pittsburgh Business Times

Business wellness plans continue to grow in popularity, but businesses are increasingly turning to insurers for the nuts and bolts of their fitness programs, a new survey found. The article argues that the most effective wellness strategy incorporates coaching into the range of services for employees. Read the article for more inside info!

Sedentary lifestyle and stress biggest health risks for employees

by Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press

For many workers, the sedentary nature of Canadian workplaces is becoming as much of a health risk as stress was for a long period of time, according to a new wellness survey of employers by Sun Life Financial. The results showed that a large majority of companies that offer wellness programs to their employees saw improved morale and increased attendance. Head over to The Vancouver Sun to read more!

Taking the business case for wellness programs beyond anecdote

by Bailey Vaez, Financial Post

Workplace wellness programs are starting to come good. Increasingly, employers understand that their employees are more than machines. A healthy lifestyle (eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, not smoking or drinking to excess, etc.) enhances your intellectual capacity and performance at work. The article describes the benefits of wellness programs in the workplace.

The CCQ grants two contracts to Optima Global Health

In early November, Optima Global Health was chosen by the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) to be its service provider. The front-line services and physical health services components were entrusted to Optima after it responded to the call…

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The Tour ends in Vancouver

Optima Global Health wrapped up its 20th Anniversary Tour in Vancouver on November 7. The Tour was a success, with over 200 people attending the conferences throughout Canada.

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“TTT” session held at the CLHIA

As part of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA)’s Mental Health Symposium, which was held on September 26 in Toronto, the President of Optima Global Health, François Laflamme, hosted a workshop…

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Optima Global Health co-presents the 2nd annual Gathering

The second edition of the Company Health and Wellness Gathering will take place on April 14 and 15, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. For the second straight year, Optima Global Health is co-presenting this event centred on effective and innovative approaches…

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