The Future of Work: Trends and Innovations in Employee Well-Being

"The future of work is bright for employers who prioritize employee well-being." That's what the Corporate Health & Wellness Association has to say in its annual report on the state of work in the US, noting that more and more employers are starting to focus on employee health and well-being as a way to not just retain top talent, but to actually create a culture of well-being within the organization. A few of the top trends it cites in this year's report: Artificial intelligence: "By analyzing data on an individual’s health status, behaviors, and preferences, AI can help to identify the most effective interventions for that person." Virtual reality: " virtual reality programs, gamification, and other cutting-edge approaches." Perks: "One of the keys to success in employee well-being is creating a culture of well-being within the organization. This means that wellness is not just a perk or an afterthought, but a core value that is reflected in the company’s policies, practices, and day-to-day operations." Social determinants of health: "Factors like access to healthy food, safe housing, and quality healthcare can all play a role in an employee’s ability to achieve optimal health." Click for the full report, Read the Entire Article

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Ecosoc: Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (Am &Amp; Pm)

"We are not on track" to meet the UN's goals for sustainable development by 2030, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a high-level forum on science, technology, and innovation, per...more

Albany Community Together, Inc. Receives $1 Million Grant from Truist Foundation
Foundation: Truist Foundation

A former grocery store in Albany, Ga., is about to become a hub for local farmers, chefs, and consumers. The Table of Southwest Georgia has received a $1 million grant from the Truist Foundation...more

The VF Foundation Announces $8.3 Million in Community Investments, Highlighting Efforts in ...
Foundation: United Nations Foundation

"We are proud to invest in grantees who share our passion and vision for creating meaningful change in our core focus areas," says Gloria Schoch, executive director of the VF Foundation, the private...more

The Confounding Life of the Woman Seeking to Heal San Francisco's Wounds

"I was determined to go out into the world to find the'medicine' to heal my community," says Lena Miller, a white woman who grew up in San Francisco's historically African-American Hunters Point...more

Tribal Solar Projects Provide More Than Climate Solutions

"We are disrupting the broken fossil fuel-based energy system," says Cheri Smith, a co-founder of Covenant Solar, a nonprofit that has installed solar panels on the Northern Cheyenne Indian...more

Community Works Returns - And Grows - In 2023

If you're in the nonprofit or community-building arena, you may want to consider attending a conference that's being held in person for the first time this year. That's because the annual...more

Future Of Cities

"America's cities are diverse, dynamic, and constantly evolving," and "as we envision the city of tomorrow, what pitfalls should we sidestep and what new heights can we expect to climb?" That's the...more

Enterprise and Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $20M Housing Affordability Breakthrough ...
Foundation: Wells Fargo Foundation

"We urgently need to reimagine access to quality affordable places to live in the US, which is so tightly linked to economic stability, physical and mental health, and ultimately generational...more

Family Promise of Spokane focuses on innovative solutions to help homeless

"Amazon uses technology to predict what product you might want to buy next, Facebook does the same thing to show you ads, so why can't that same type of technology be used to help solve...more

Governor Mills Appoints Former House Speaker Ryan Fecteau As Senior Advisor In ...

The speaker of Maine's House of Representatives is leaving his post to join Gov. Janet Mills' administration as a senior advisor for community development and strategic initiatives, the Portland...more

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