Positive Resource Center - H & W Success Stories

Health & Wellness Success Stories

April 2017 • Published by Positive Promotions

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #1

CHALLENGE

Entertain children whose family members are receiving medical attention.

SOLUTION

A hospital in the Midwest purchased Positive Promotions’ Educational Activities Books and Crayons, which were given to children whose family members were being seen in the ER. The Educational Activities Book served as a good distraction for the youngsters and helped keep them calm during stressful situations, a representative from the hospital said.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #2

CHALLENGE

Give older adults a handy and helpful tool to keep track of their health.

SOLUTION

A nursing and rehab center in the Midwest handed out Positive Promotions’ Pocket Pals that included health screening information and room to write down test results. Representatives from the center found that seniors carried the Pocket Pals with them for a long time and appreciated having their health information at their fingertips.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #3

CHALLENGE

Provide a visual aid to accompany nutrition education offered by a registered dietitian.

SOLUTION

A medical group with hospitals in the Midwest used Positive Promotions’ products to emphasize the messages patients received about eating the right foods. The items made it easier for patients to learn what to eat. Plus, because patients could take the products home with them, they could refer to the information often, which further encouraged improved health. Not only are the products helpful to patients; they make a difference for health educators as well. One dietitian said Positive Promotions’ products enable her to do her job better.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #4

CHALLENGE

Educate the community about the importance of heart health.

SOLUTION

A government-run health program on the West Coast utilized a variety of Positive Promotions’ products to teach the public about CPR, women’s heart health, and the signs of a heart attack. Representatives from the program attended many community outreach events to distribute the helpful information. At some events, heart surgery survivors volunteered to discuss their experiences and also helped hand out materials.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #5

CHALLENGE

Give employees incentive to enroll in the company’s health insurance plan.

SOLUTION

A casino in the Northwest handed out Positive Promotions’ products to those who were signing up for benefits. Booths were set up and employees were given “passports” to be stamped as they moved through the stations. At each booth, they picked up helpful, health-related materials, such as Stress Management Booklets and Salad Containers.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #6

CHALLENGE

Encourage children in a church congregation to be physically active.

SOLUTION

A church on the West Coast held a health fair, where children were encouraged to participate in a jump rope contest. The church provided Jump Ropes for children to use and challenged them to see who could jump the longest. The children who jumped the most were allowed to keep the Jump Ropes. Youngsters also received Pencils for participating in the fair.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #7

CHALLENGE

Enhance wellness education programs for a variety of people throughout the year.

SOLUTION

A nutrition educator from a university program in the mid-Atlantic region uses various products from Positive Promotions to make the message of wellness more effective. The items provide a boost for nutrition, health, and physical activity education programs geared toward low-income schools and adults. Parents receive MyPlate products, Measuring Spoons, and Pocket Pals. Schools get Water Bottles to encourage youngsters to drink healthy beverages. At the end of the year, educators are given Pens as a small token of appreciation for educating students about good nutrition.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #8

CHALLENGE

At a public event, find a creative way to teach children about healthy eating .

SOLUTION

A volunteer-based organization in the Midwest participated in a local kid’s fest. At their table, they engaged children with a game that allowed them to make healthy food choices and learn about the food groups on MyPlate. Then, they helped kids build a healthy snack. Each child received a goody bag with MyPlate products from Positive Promotions. The organization had one of the best-attended booths at the event, one of the volunteers said.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #9

CHALLENGE

Give child-care providers simple ways to teach good nutrition.

SOLUTION

A government-funded nutrition program in the Northwest distributed Positive Promotions’ nutrition-related Stickers to child-care providers to use as training tools. Children enjoy getting the stickers, a representative from the program said, and, when they take the Stickers home, even their parents benefit from the nutrition lessons on the Stickers.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #10

CHALLENGE

Give people incentives for improving their health.

SOLUTION

Employees at a hospital in the Northeast designed a program to help people get healthier over a year’s time. They used Positive Promotions’ products as giveaways when people got important health tests. The items helped increase people’s likelihood to follow through on appointments. Since participants received more care, they had better health outcomes, a representative from the hospital said.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #11

CHALLENGE

Encourage people to improve their health one drink at a time.

SOLUTION

A community action group in the Midwest participated in several health fairs with a "Re-Think Your Drink" display. The display showed the high amounts of sugar in popular beverages, such as sodas, coffee, and sports drinks, and encouraged people to make water their beverage of choice. To give people incentive to drink water and to make it seem “cool,” members of the group handed out Positive Promotions’ Collapsible Water Bottles. The Water Bottles were a huge hit with attendees of all ages, a representative said.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #12

CHALLENGE

Help parents understand proper portion sizes.

SOLUTION

A public health department in the South used Positive Promotions’ MyPlate products in conjunction with its high-risk counseling for underweight and overweight children. The items helped parents understand the different components of a healthy plate and know how much food to feed their children. Learning about MyPlate takes the focus away from the terms "diet" or "weight loss" and directs the attention to building a healthy plate that everyone in the family can create, an employee from the department said.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #13

CHALLENGE

Teach children about healthy vs. unhealthy food.

SOLUTION

A school board of education and a department of public health in the South partnered to educate elementary school students about proper nutrition. They used Positive Promotions’ products to encourage students to choose “real” foods over junk foods. At one school, children received Dog Tags with messages such as “Vary Your Veggies,” “Go Lean with Protein,” and “Focus on Fruit.” At another, students received Pocket Pals about healthy eating that could be taken home and shared with their families.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #14

CHALLENGE

Educate hundreds of women about important health tests.

SOLUTION

A hospital in the South organized a Women’s Health and Wellness Day that had an impact on over 900 women. That day, women were offered free health screenings and physician lectures. To further encourage the women to be mindful of their well-being, the organization handed out Positive Promotions’ Booklets about women’s health.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY #15

CHALLENGE

Find a useful tool to reward hard work and promote healthier lunches.

SOLUTION

A fire department in New England noticed that the majority of employees brought their lunches to work, which is usually healthier than going out to eat. Because of this, members of the department were inspired to use Positive Promotions’ Food Containers for their employee recognition program. The company had the Food Containers imprinted with its logo and used them as giveaways when they kicked off their recognition program. The Food Containers caught on and gave other employees more of a reason to “go above and beyond” at work so they, too, could receive them.