Newsroom

Identify your deadline and news outlet if writing an email or leaving a voicemail message.

For Delta Dental media inquiries or to schedule an interview, contact:

Lisa Ermak Nguyen
Special Projects and Public Relations Officer
517-381-4210 
lnguyen@deltadentalmi.com

 

For Delta Dental Foundation media inquiries or to schedule an interview, contact:

Jen Anderson
Senior Communications Officer 
517-375-5507
jmanderson@deltadentalmi.com

 

 

Delta Dental, American Heart Association partner to improve workplace wellness

Delta Dental, American Heart Association partner to improve workplace wellness 10/15/2020

Delta Dental, American Heart Association partner to improve workplace wellness

Okemos, Michigan– When employees are happy and healthy, everyone wins. Unfortunately, the state of the world and the workplace have made it hard for HR leaders and managers to help keep their employees happy and healthy as we face a pandemic, social injustice and polarizing politics.

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and the American Heart Association are collaborating to improve wellness in the workplace and relieve these everyday burdens through a comprehensive digital playbook just in time for World Mental Health Day, October 10.

The playbook, “Whole Health Matters,” highlights the critical intersection of physical and mental health and features monthly, themed content based upon a whole health approach. The playbook was built for companies to educate their employees—whether they work at the office or at home—about these health concepts, through trainings, assessments or social media.

“Support begins with a holistic approach to health care – an important concentration for both Delta Dental and the American Heart Association,” said Delta Dental CEO Goran Jurkovic. “In the workplace especially, the links between physical health and emotional health are increasingly clear, especially coming off this year and the challenges we’ve faced.”

The playbook currently features tips on practicing gratitude as a stress reliever information about how to pandemic has exposed pre-existing disparities by race and income.

World Mental Health Day is Saturday, October 10 and comes at a time when our daily lives have changed.

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health as close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, according to the World Health Organization, and now, billions of people around the world have been doubly affected by COVID-19.

The science-based content around mental health from the American Heart Association takes on increasing importance during a time of uncertainty when people are searching for information and solutions.