Other Wellness Programs
You may be interested in some of the other type of wellness programs offered by Partners hospitals and providers. The following is a sample of some of these programs.
Brigham and Women's Hospital launches HealthHub Blog
Brigham and Women's Hospital has launched HealthHub, a blog that provides insight on health topics. BWH doctors and researchers comment on many health stories important to patients, such as cancer medication, sleep research, seasonal allergies, vitamin D, and more.
Mind Body Medicine
Mind body medicine acknowledges the connection between the mind and body, and seeks to improve existing medical conditions by employing specific techniques to reduce stress. Practitioners collaborate with a patient's existing physicians in an effort to complement traditional medical care.
The Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Osher Clinical Center For Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Brigham and Women's Hospital offer services for patients seeking to couple mind body techniques with their existing care regimens.
Read an article about the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
Partners HealthCare Connection program
The Partners HealthCare Connection program uses nurse health coaches to help patients develop decision making skills and teach patients to take better care of themselves.
Health coaching can keep health care utilization rates down by teaching patients how to care for their own chronic conditions. Hear more from health coaches in the program in the video to the right.
Institute for Lifestyle Medicine
Patients' lifestyle choices directly affect their health and wellbeing. Physicians can empower their patients to make better health decisions and help them learn why it's important to exercise and improve their diet.
The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network strives to teach physicians how to help patients reduce lifestyle-related illness through behavioral change. Patients need to be supported in becoming more physically active and eating a healthier diet.
Advancing Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine
Advancing Health Care: Health Coaching
High risk patients, those with multiple chronic conditions, often have difficulty managing their health needs on their own. The Partners HealthCare Connection program uses nurse health coaches to help patients develop decision making skills and teach patients to take better care of themselves.
Health coaching can keep health care utilization rates down by teaching patients how to care for their own chronic conditions. Hear more from Kathy Watson, RN, and Kristine Cate, RN, about their experiences as health coaches.