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    Achieving Wellness Goals

    Achieving Wellness Goals

    PRA Well-Being is pleased to announce the final podcast in its four-part Mentally Healthy Workplaces series, developed in partnership with the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). In this episode, Achieving Wellness Goals, WELCOA President Ryan Picarella gets down to the basics of wellness in a conversation with PRA's Dr. Crystal L. Brandow. Defining wellness and presenting WELCOA's definition of wellness, the two talk about the importance of wellness goals for employees and how organizations can support staff in achieving their wellness goals. Employers are uniquely positioned to help their staff overcome several barriers to wellness, and those opportunities are discussed in this podcast.

    To learn more about WELCOA, visit www.welcoa.org. For access to PRA's workplace wellness resources, visit www.prainc.com.

    • 21 min
    New Horizons for Mental Health: Resiliency, Burnout and the Mind-Body Connection

    New Horizons for Mental Health: Resiliency, Burnout and the Mind-Body Connection

    This podcast is the third in a four-part series on mentally healthy workplaces from PRA Well-Being and the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

    In New Horizons for Mental Health: Resiliency, Burnout and the Mind-Body Connection, PRA’s Dr. Crystal L. Brandow is back with WELCOA's Ryan Picarella to discuss the mind-body connection and impact of stress on our brains and our bodies. In a conversation about the signs and sources of stress and burnout, four preventative wellness strategies are detailed. This podcast dives into important topics for employers to understand related to mental health and resiliency.

    To learn more about WELCOA, visit www.welcoa.org. For access to PRA's workplace wellness resources, visit www.prainc.com.

    View the podcast transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/NewHorizonsMH-508.pdf

    • 19 min
    Social Determinants of Health Part 2: The Unmentionables of Wellness

    Social Determinants of Health Part 2: The Unmentionables of Wellness

    This is the second podcast in a four-part series from PRA and the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) on mentally healthy workplaces.

    In Social Determinants of Health Part 2: The Unmentionables of Wellness, PRA's Dr. Crystal L. Brandow interviews WELCOA President Ryan Picarella about the nontraditional determinants of health. From adverse childhood experiences to caregiver stress, there are areas of research where we are just beginning to deepen our understanding. The two talk about roles organizations can play to address the nontraditional determinants. This is the second of two podcasts on this topic.

    To learn more about WELCOA, visit www.welcoa.org. For access to PRA's workplace wellness resources, visit www.prainc.com.

    View the podcast transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SocialDeterminantsofHealthP2-508.pdf

    • 14 min
    Social Determinants of Health Part 1: Can the Workplace Stand in the Gap?

    Social Determinants of Health Part 1: Can the Workplace Stand in the Gap?

    This is the first podcast in a four-part series from PRA and the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) on mentally healthy workplaces.

    In "Social Determinants of Health Part 1: Can the Workplace Stand in the Gap?," PRA's Dr. Crystal L. Brandow interviews WELCOA President, Ryan Picarella, on topics related to the roles organizations can occupy to support health and wellness for employees, particularly in light of what we know about research on social determinants of health. This is the first of two podcasts on this topic.

    To learn more about WELCOA, visit www.welcoa.org. For access to PRA's workplace wellness resources, visit www.prainc.com.

    View the podcast transcript: https://www.prainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SocialDeterminantsofHealthP1-508.pdf

    • 15 min
    PRA Well-Being: Occupational Wellness

    PRA Well-Being: Occupational Wellness

    Policy Research Associates is committed to the well-being and wellness of individuals with behavioral health conditions. To help spread information about the importance of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness in recovery, we created a podcast series to address each pillar of wellness.

    In this podcast, members of PRA’s Leadership Team talk about what occupational wellness means to them, and how they foster this dimension of wellness for themselves and the staff they supervise. Suggestions are offered that can translate to any number of workplace environments, including discussions about work-life balance, professional development, employee recognition, and much more! This podcast features PRA President and CEO Pamela Clark Robbins, and Program Area Directors Terri Hay, Kristin Lupfer, Chan Noether, and Lisa Pellitteri.

    To learn more about PRA’s work on well-being and wellness, contact us at wellbeing@prainc.com.

    • 17 min
    PRA Well-Being: Social Wellness

    PRA Well-Being: Social Wellness

    Policy Research Associates is committed to the well-being and wellness of individuals with behavioral health conditions. To help spread information about the importance of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness in recovery, we created a podcast series to address each pillar of wellness.

    In this podcast, you’ll hear PRA employees discuss how social wellness plays an integral role in their lives and overall wellness. Featured in the podcast are Michael Foley, System Administrator; along with Senior Project Associates Abigail Kirkman, Ashley Krider, and Dazara Ware. Nicole Vincent-Roller, Communications Specialist at PRA, moderates the episode. In this episode, the presenters discuss different activities they take part in to enhance their social wellness, how those activities enhance other wellness dimensions, strategies they have used to connect with others, and much more!

    To learn more about PRA’s work on well-being and wellness, contact us at wellbeing@prainc.com.

    • 17 min

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