Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc., Announces
A New Health and Wellness Program
New York, NY, June 25, 2007 — Harris,
Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, a global performance management company, announced
today the implementation of a new health and wellness program, Healthy Changes.
Healthy Changes targets the behaviors that lead to unhealthy lifestyles
and helps employees to change them in order to lead healthier lives.
With medical costs on the rise, employers are turning to their
benefit providers for ways to improve employee health. In response to this need,
HRI is now offering its clients the Healthy Changes program. Healthy Changes
is based on the recognition that many people require medical attention and/or miss
work because of poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking and overeating. If employees
can learn to make better choices, their health will greatly improve.
Healthy Changes begins by reaching out to employee
populations through rigorous promotional campaigns. Employees are invited to call
the Healthy Changes line toll-free 24/7 to speak with a licensed Counselor.
The Counselor then works with the employee, either over the phone or face-to-face
to form an action plan to replace behaviors that result in poor health with behaviors
more likely to improve health. The Counselor directs the employee to local and national
resources to support the action plan. The Healthy Changes Counselor then
follows up with the participant to ensure that he or she sticks with the plan.
HRI Managing Director, Edward Trieber, PhD, believes that
Healthy Changes will have a positive influence on the workforce nationwide:
"Healthy Changes is a great way to promote health and wellness within an
organization. It helps people think differently about the choices they make every
day and helps them see that leading a healthier life will contribute to a more satisfied
life. More satisfied employees are more productive employees."
Supplementary components to the program include a smoking cessation
program, Time to Quit toolkit, weight management program, and MyCoach Telephonic
About Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc.
HRI helps organizations all around the world solve their most challenging and complex
people issues. HRI helps remove the barriers that prevent organizations and employees
from achieving their best. Combining professional expertise and the latest technologies,
HRI provides integrated solutions to clients, drawing on seven core service areas:
employer and employee assistance programs (EAP), work/life services, executive coaching,
training, organizational development, consulting, and web development. For more
information, visit www.hriworld.com
or call (800) 441-7509.
For more information on how HRI can help your organization
please call 800-441-7509 or email