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The Jewelry Foundation Wellness Program

The Jewelry Foundation Wellness Program sue C E S S F U L PROGRAM The Jewelry Foundation Wellness Program INTERVIEW WITH EVELYN BAIN, MEd, RN, COHN A OH N Journal: What were the goals and they encouraged me to obtain state funding. With objectives of the Jewelry Foundation the help of the (then) Lieutenant Governor, the A Wellness Program? program was funded 50% by the state of Rhode Evelyn Bain: The goal of the program was to prove Island. We then wrote the program on the as­ that occupational health nurses can be effective sumption that companies would have to pay only health educators in the small business envi­ 50% of the funding over the 2 years of the project. ronment. An objective of the program was to That was an incentive for the companies to partic­ expose workers in small businesses to health ipate. It was an extremely low cost program. education programs and to improve the health Initially we had hoped to attract 1000 workers behavior of the participants. to the program, that is, 10 companies with 100 AAOHN Journal: How did you decide the program employees. This didn't materialize, however, but was needed? we ended up with 506 employees and six http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

The Jewelry Foundation Wellness Program

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (9): 2 – Sep 1, 1992

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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
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0891-0162
DOI
10.1177/216507999204000906
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sue C E S S F U L PROGRAM The Jewelry Foundation Wellness Program INTERVIEW WITH EVELYN BAIN, MEd, RN, COHN A OH N Journal: What were the goals and they encouraged me to obtain state funding. With objectives of the Jewelry Foundation the help of the (then) Lieutenant Governor, the A Wellness Program? program was funded 50% by the state of Rhode Evelyn Bain: The goal of the program was to prove Island. We then wrote the program on the as­ that occupational health nurses can be effective sumption that companies would have to pay only health educators in the small business envi­ 50% of the funding over the 2 years of the project. ronment. An objective of the program was to That was an incentive for the companies to partic­ expose workers in small businesses to health ipate. It was an extremely low cost program. education programs and to improve the health Initially we had hoped to attract 1000 workers behavior of the participants. to the program, that is, 10 companies with 100 AAOHN Journal: How did you decide the program employees. This didn't materialize, however, but was needed? we ended up with 506 employees and six

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Published: Sep 1, 1992

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