The Be Well program at Brookwood Baptist Health provides employers with a way to support and encourage employees to take better care of themselves. It’s
a win-win for both employees and employers. The physician-led program, leverages the science of real behavior change with convenient access to care with advanced technologies and personal service.
How Be Well Benefits Employers
Helps manage healthcare costs
Encourages the overall well-being of your workforce
Be Well screenings determine whether employees are at risk for one or more modifiable risk factors that link to chronic disease:
Diabetes and pre-diabetes
High blood pressure
Excess weight/physical inactivity
We also assess “readiness to change,” understanding where people are in the behavior change process, so that we can provide them the right tools to reduce risk of unhealthy behavior. When gathering and using this data, we pay close attention
to maintenance of compliance with privacy standards. Individually identifiable information is kept confidential and group summary reports are created with employee consent.
Be Well prepares a recommendation for your workforce with tailor-made solutions that encourage both individual engagement in health and a better bottom line for your business.
For more information, please contact:
Laura Catherine Mason Employer Relations Specialist Brookwood Baptist Health (205) 715-5334 Laura.Mason@bhsala.com
We learn about your needs. In our first conversation, we listen to your assessment of the health issues your workforce faces.
We conduct a comprehensive screening of your employees. Once we understand your concerns, we screen to acquire valuable data that leads to objective observationsabout the health of your workforce.
We determine your risk workforce’s risk factors. We review both the subjective and objective concerns, determining where your company is greatest at risk for one or more of the Five Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Chronic Disease.
We recommend and implement your solution. This is our prescriptionfor you. We create a truly customizedplan for every employer resulting in better and more accessible care for every employee.As a part of an overall Be Well plan, employeeswill receive individual results as well as on-sitecounseling providing context for their numbers. Be Well programs provide proactive employee education and clinical support focused on the Five Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Chronic Disease.
Be Well works for you.
Screenings assess risks, but they are not diagnostic. For the ongoing health needs of your workforce, Be Well personalizes solutions to fit your employees’ needs.
What if your employees could schedule an annual physical, see somebody about a nagging headache or follow up on a new medication without having to leave your company campus? What if your employees could schedule an appointment online, get lab work, and see a doctor without driving across town, improving workforce efficiency and saving your employees valuable time?
With Be Well, they can.
Be Well On-Site Utilizing a care team appropriate for your workforce, Be Well On Site clinics support a more comprehensive approach to employee health by addressing the primary care needs for the employee on a consistent basis. It can include:
Routine acute care visits, such as sinus infections, fevers, colds, etc.
Chronic disease management: glucose and BP checks, etc.
Be Well Mobile Be Well Mobile drives a primary care office to your employees, with a regular schedule established for each location. The clinic will meet urgent care needs, but is primarily designed for preventive health/annual visits and routine follow-up of chronic conditions.
Be Well On Call Using the latest telehealth technology, Be Well On Call gives your workforce expanded access to care. Be Well On Call is a web-based video chat/telemedicine service, accessible via any device with Internet access, a web browser, and a camera. In addition to visits with doctors and nurse practitioners, individuals may also use this resource to have visits with dieticians, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and others with special skill sets within our organization. We will work with you to ensure that your health plan provides coverage for the services that your workforce needs most.
Anne-Laura Cook, MD Executive Director, Population Health & Innovation
The physician behind the Be Well program and is a practicing internal medicine physician at the Brookwood Baptist Health, in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Cook has a passion for improving the delivery of healthcare on a broad scale, and has developed a new model of primary care that will help people maintain or improve their health. The basis of her plan is to provide timely health advice and high quality medical services in innovative and efficient ways, which is at the core of Be Well.
Laurie has six years' experience working in primary and specialty care practices. Her knowledge of both clinical and administrative health care processes is an asset to the Be Well team and our patients. Laurie is committed to delivering quality,, compassionate care and ensuring our patients have the best experience possible at every visit.
Ashley Cavender, CRNPr
Ashley obtained her nursing degree in 2007 from Samford University. After working several years in critical care, she continued her education at Samford, graduating with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2013. Her background includes occupational health, wellness education and surgical care. Ashley and Dr. Cook collaborate to provide consistent care for our patients.
With over ten years of healthcare experience, Adrienne's ability to bridge the gap between people, medicine and business is valuable to our team. Her passion for encouraging others to take control of their health is contagious. Adrienne will work with you to ensure our solutions are personalized to fit your individual needs.
Becky's 30 years of healthcare experience has been instrumental in developing Brookwood Baptist Health's alternative methods of healthcare. Her insight on the frontline of practice management is critical to fostering quality, patient-centered healthcare which further promotes our Community of Care philosophy.
We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about a major lifestyle change. Be Well encourages people to believe in the power of small changes.
Be Well helps people overcome common barriers to taking care of themselves. The Five Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Chronic Disease give measurable focus to employee health, provide a framework for programming, and invite people to take control of the aspects of their lifestyle that impact their health. Managing these five risk factors can add up to a big positive impact on your company’s bottom line – increased efficiency, improved health outcomes, and improved employee well-being – for both an individual and the workforce at large. These Five Factors will be targets for intense intervention and employee-facing messaging:
High Blood Pressure
Excess Weight/Physical Inactivity
Modifiable Conditions are those for which an individual’s personal choices influence outcomes. Non-modifiable risk factors include genes and family history.