Healthcare Facility WellSpot Benchmarks

Healthcare Facility WellSpots

Because healthcare facilities touch the lives of so many from such a broad cross-section of local communities, your facility is in a unique position to be able to have a significant impact on the health behaviors of both staff and patients. Our healthcare facility benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy as well as worksite wellness programming for staff and health education for patients.

To learn more about the benchmarks for healthcare facility WellSpots and to get your facility moving Well-Ahead, take the healthcare facility assessment

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Healthcare facility WellSpot Benchmarks

All healthcare facility WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, healthcare facilities may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Patient Education
  • Two additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Patient Education
  • Eight additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification

Comprehensive tobacco-free policy

Copy of policy

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Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans

Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials

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Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization

Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted to both patients and staff

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Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion 

Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. 

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Worksite Wellness Program - Beginning Implementation The first steps in beginning a worksite wellness program are gaining support from management, determining who will lead the program, and planning an initial assessment of your employees to determine current health habits and interests.
  • Letter from management indicating support for a worksite wellness program
  • Name of the designated staff person to lead the program
  • Brief description of worksite/employee assessments planned, in progress, or completed
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Worksite Wellness Program - Partial Implementation
Once you’ve assessed your employees, you will utilize the results to develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behavior surrounding physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health. 

Copy of wellness work plan OR calendar of events specific to the organization, reflective of assessment results, and including activity descriptions related to physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health 

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Worksite Wellness Program - Full Implementation
Now that you have a plan, you’ll continue to encourage and motivate your employees as you implement the plan. After a year, you’ll do an assessment to evaluate the impact of your program. Assessments should be continued on an annual basis. 

Description of how annual program evaluation  was conducted or copy of annual evaluation results.  

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Promotion of the 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! Healthy Workplaces message in at least two ways

Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! Healthy Workplaces' message is promoted to employees and patients

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At least 50% of vending items in each snack and beverage machine or provided snacks meet approved healthy vending guidelines 

Inventory of vending machine or snack options from vendor (with nutritional information if available) or picture of vending machine (if nutritional information is posted on the machine)

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Promotion of self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees

Written description or pictures of ways in which the self-assessment tools are promoted

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Adoption of at least one nutrition-based policy:

  • Healthy Vending Policy
  • Healthy Meeting Policy

 

Copy of at least one policy that makes healthy food options more accessible.

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Standard Operating Procedure in place that documents follow-up process for outgoing and incoming referrals and is communicated and understood by all staff

Copy of Standard Operating Procedure and written documentation that SOP was discussed and reviewed with staff at least annually

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Team-based care:
Leadership support statement

 

Copy of signed leadership support statement

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Team-based care: Training
Team-based care training available for clinical and non-clinical staff annually (state will host at least one annual training via webinar)


Documented training date and attendance sheet and examples of changes made or planned as a result of training

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Implementation of at least one of the following practices for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS):

  • Provision of staff training, sometimes referred to as cultural sensitivity or diversity training
  • Utilization of bilingual providers
  • Utilization of bilingual family members and support staff
  • Utilization of professional medical interpreters
  • Utilization of telephonic interpretation services
  • Provide printed materials in the languages of the facility's population
  • Assess health literacy of the facility's patient population
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Written description documenting adoption of at least one strategy

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Patient Education
Materials related to at least two of the suggested topics visible in waiting area or sent home at discharge/visit conclusion

Written description or pictures of ways in which educational materials are promoted

  • Select two from the following topics: cancer screening/services, hypertension screening/management, diabetes screening/management, prediabetes, fluoride treatment, oral health preventive care, weight management,
    nutrition education, physical activity education, HPV vaccination, screening tools (prediabetes, diabetes, heart health)

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Enroll as a fax-to-quit provider. At least one provider within the facility must do so to meet this benchmark.

Certification of training

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Offer or refer to a community resource for diabetes self-management education (DSME) or diabetes prevention program (DPP) for outpatient care


Name and written description of in-house curriculum or name and address of organization where hospital refers patients 


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