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  • Game Therapy
    on Mar 31, 2011 in Gamification Health
    by Muntaha Saad, WHF Intern The growing trend of gamifying health unites traditionally unrelated fields. Designers, game developers, psychologists, artists, health researchers and other interdisciplinary teams are collaborating to create innovative g...
  • Reflections: Promoting Community Health
    on Mar 30, 2011
    By Greg Vigdor, WHF President & CEO Healthy Communities. It is a great idea in search of a sexier name. You see – trying to message the idea of healthy communities is difficult, because the term has never had the...
  • Promoting Community Health - Face to Face
    on Mar 28, 2011
    by Heather Pitre - WHF Events and Communications Specialist This past weekend, WHF had a booth at Vegfest, the largest vegetarian food festival in the US. We talked to a lot of people face to face, one at a time,...
  • Health Care Isn't Fair
    on Mar 24, 2011
    In 2003, the Washington Health Foundation convened communities across the state in a series of roundtable discussions. The product of these conversations was a set of shared values related to the re-design of health care. Later, in 2004, community le...
  • Remember to Laugh
    on Mar 22, 2011
    by Lisa Vu, WHF Intern We hear the term “Laughter is the best medicine” every now and then, but it seems to be forgotten easily. Although it may not be determined as the best medicine for everyone, it definitely has...
  • Employer Wellness
    on Mar 21, 2011 in Employee Wellness
    Why aren't there employer wellness programs? It's been widely recognized that employee wellness programs provide significant financial benefits - ROI is generally estimated at nearly 3:1 on investments in employee wellness. While there is less focus...
  • Potassium Iodide.....Really?!
    on Mar 18, 2011
    By: Joe Furia, Director of Media & Technology I am fascinated with all the news reports of Americans frantically searching for all the potassium iodide they can find. The rationale is that potassium iodide will provide protection in the event...
  • Sick Companies and Employee Wellness
    on Mar 17, 2011 in Employee Wellness Happiness
    By Fisher Qua, Director of Health 3.0 I just returned from a Seattle CityClub event about "Employer and Employee Partnerships for Wellness." What I kept returning to during the panel discussions was a lingering thought that for most compani...
  • Designing Health & Happiness: 'Harmonious Sharing'
    on Mar 16, 2011
    Blue Zones. Happy Guangdong. Sustainable Seattle. Bhutan. GNH on Facebook. These are but a few examples of the growing movement to identify, measure, explain, and then enhance the things that make us not only healthier, but also increase our quality.
  • What Makes Us Happier and Healthier?
    on Mar 15, 2011 in Happiness
    by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist What is it that makes people truly happy, and healthy? How do social determinants influence our health and well being? Just how important are our relationships and communities in making us he...
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