Creating an environment that improves your employees’ health might feel daunting – but it doesn’t have to be! That’s because the MeYou Health wellness platform makes it a snap to get started, with no extra time or resources required. Even better, our clinically proven products keep employees engaged and excited about making healthy changes every day.
Here are 3 ways to get started on workplace wellness right away:
Although many well-being platforms are social, ours is the only one that’s “open social.” That’s the term we’ve coined to describe the ability for members to get support from any person who can help them make healthy changes – whether it’s a coworker, friend, family member, or participant in our any of our products’ already thriving communities. President & COO Trapper Markelz explains more in the video below.
For more info, check out our free white paper on how an open social approach increases a network’s power to effect change: http://bit.ly/2f12ATg
Chief Medical Officer Nate Cobb, MD, addresses why the "cold start" model, prevalent in research and worksite programs, fails to engineer true social support.
The “cold start” problem
For years, researchers and intervention designers have struggled to realize the potential benefits of social networks in driving behavior change. Despite well-publicized research showing that real-life social networks can impact behavior (such as Nicholas Christakis’ work showing the spread of health-related behaviors through social networks in Framingham), creating “new” networks that are engineered to assist change has been challenging.
After launching a contest to identify the top patient engagement startups nationwide, MedCity News selected 15 finalists. MeYou Health is one of them! Head over to MedCity News to read about the other finalists, click through to the end, and cast your vote.
Rick Lee, in an interview with MobiHealthNews, discusses the continuing evolution of MeYou Health – from its beginnings as a subsidiary to its new role as an independent company uniquely positioned to work with health plans. Read it here!
Today MeYou Health has announced a new CEO and a new round of funding from Ballast Point Ventures and Blue Shield of California!
Serial health care entrepreneur Rick Lee, co-founder of Healthrageous, Quality Oncology, and Value Health, and a group of experienced health care investors have joined forces to re-energize MeYou Health (MYH), a Boston-based digital wellness platform for health plans. Lee, backed by Ballast Point Ventures, Blue Shield of California, and several prominent individual investors, recently led a buyout of MeYou Health followed by substantial growth financing for the company.
Read the press release
If you are a customer, a program participant, or a long time Daily Challenge, QuitNet, or Walkadoo member, join us in celebrating the first step in an exciting new future!
MeYou Health is happy to be named one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work for the second year in a row! This year, MeYou Health was third on the list of top small employers. Check out the full list of small employers in Massachusetts that made the cut.
Coverage of the 2015 Top Places to Work made it clear how these companies have created a place where people love their jobs. According to The Boston Globe, “[A]ll the winners share a few key traits: treating workers well, giving them a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it.” Here are a few more areas where MeYou Health shines:
Find out more about the work we do or watch our videos about what makes MeYou Health so special.
The QuitNet community has many milestones to celebrate today!
QuitNet has been connecting thousands of members on their quit-smoking journey since 1995, making it the Internet’s longest-running quit-smoking site. The heart of the site has always been the community that uses it. On QuitNet’s 20th birthday, we’re celebrating that community along with another important milestone: today, the QuitNet community added its 20,000th member since relaunching in March!
Founded by MeYou Health's chief medical officer Nate Cobb, MD, QuitNet began as a single Internet message board and quickly evolved into a community where ex-smokers came together to help newcomers quit and fellow ex-smokers stay quit. The site has gone through many different stages and updates as technology continued to change, but the core principles of social support remained intact. Over the past two decades, QuitNet has been the subject of multiple NIH grants and studies and nearly 20 peer-reviewed academic publications. In March 2015, QuitNet was relaunched for web and mobile devices with a brand-new design.
Today, QuitNet continues to grow and expand, all while honoring its important legacy. Watch the video to below to celebrate along with the MeYou Health team and members of the QuitNet community!