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The Wellness Inventory is the perfect program to help you institute a wellness focus in your private practices or medical center, create new profit centers, and help maintain positive relations with your patients. HealthWorld Online now offers a special program designed for health professionals, including nurses, social workers, physicians, PAs, and occupational therapists.

Supporting Patient Wellness

According to Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, the primary role of the physician is as educator. However, in the fast-paced 21st century, health professionals rarely have time to devote to educating their patients in living a healthy lifestyle.

Over forty years ago a young preventive medicine resident at Johns Hopkins, John W. Travis, MD, MPH, had a flash of inspiration that led him to help pioneer the modern wellness movement. He realized that rather than focus on treating patients, he wanted to focus on empowering people to be well. Dr. Travis subsequently opened the first wellness center in the US in 1975, and created the first wellness assessment, the Wellness Inventory, as a whole person intake for the center's clients.

Wellness Inventory is a whole person assessment program designed to help people gain insight into their state of personal wellbeing in 12 dimensions of wellness. The program offers guidance and tools to transform this new awareness into sustainable improvement in their lives, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing. And best of all, the program can be taken in the comfort of the patient's own home and you will have access to their scores (with their permission).


Benefits to Your Patients:

  • Assessing their current level of "whole person" wellness.
  • Determining the areas of their life they want to improve.
  • Creating a personalized Wellness Action Plan to meet their specific goals.
  • Resources to assist in meeting their goals.
  • Email reminders motivate adherence to Wellness goals.
  • Improved patient health and wellbeing.

Overall Benefits for Your Practice:

  • Create a wellness program for your practice.
  • Use program as marketing tool to help build your practice.
  • Assess your patients in 12 areas of wellness & lifestyle.
  • Determine patient's "change readiness" in each area.
  • Create personalized wellness plans.
  • Track patient's progress in meeting their wellness goals.
  • Help patients achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing.
  • Increase patient retention.
  • Create new profit centers, including corporate wellness.

Reporting, Engagement, Communication, Marketing and Coaching Tools

The Wellness Inventory provides a suite of tools to support a staff member or wellness coach in working with your patients. You will have access to reporting, coaching, engagement, communication, and marketing tools to facilitate one-on-one coaching, follow up, and to strengthen the practitioner/client relationship. Each tool also has a Help Desk Feature to explain how it works.

Individual Patient Reports: Administrative access to individual patient assessment results and wellness plans to facilitate 1-on-1 wellness coaching. Track progress for action steps, individual dimensions of wellness, and pre and post full assessment comparison. Patient reports also include message to client and note-taking features.

Engagement Reports: Follow level of engagement of your patients in the Wellness Inventory program including number of: full assessments completed, individual (of 12) dimensions reassessed, access steps created, action steps tracked, journal entries, and resources accessed.

Group Demographic Reports: Filter the aggregate reports of your patients' 12 wellbeing scores through on 8 demographic variables. Reports may be performed on both single demographic variables and multiple demographic variables. Demographics include age, gender, marital status, health status, frequency of exercise, dietary preference, education level and ethnicity.


Caregiver Wellbeing

Wellness pioneer John W. Travis, MD, MPH, who opened the first wellness center in the US in 1975 (Wellness Resource Center) and who created first wellness assessment (the Wellness Inventory), was also a pioneer in working with helping professional burnout. The Center's work in helping professionals to prevent or alleviate caregiver burnout, was shared in his book Wellness for Helping Professionals: Creating Compassionate Cultures, co-authored by Meryn Callander (Wellness Associates Publications, 1990).

"A foundational tool for wellness development."
Stanford Research Institute
Author of Spas and the Global Wellness Market
"An invaluable program for health professionals, clinics and hospitals, the Wellness Inventory is a powerful tool for 21st century integrative medicine."
Larry Dossey, MD
Author, Healing Beyond the Body, and Healing Words
Executive Editor, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
"This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."
Patrick Williams, PhD, MCC
Master Certified Coach
Founder, Institute for Life Coach Training
"I highly recommend this program."
James S. Gordon, MD
Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Author of Manifesto for a New Medicine
"A great time-tested tool to help people see where they are in life and where they want to go.”
Martin Rossman, MD
Author, The Worry Solution
Director, Collaborative Medicine Center
Co-founder, The Academy for Guided Imagery
"The Wellness Inventory pushes beyond health risk appraisals to the wellness dimension of the illness-wellness continuum. This self-assessment tool offers new insights into what makes life worth living.....The Wellness Inventory puts the health back into health care."
Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM
CEO, Occupational Health Strategies
Former director, American College of Preventive Medicine
Former Corporate manager, preventive & environmental medicine, IBM worldwide
"The Wellness Inventory is a refreshing approach after years of "strictly by the numbers" HRAs that tell you how old you ought to be or why you are not already dead. Intuitive in its approach, the Wellness Inventory results seem to have a knack for describing the strengths and weaknesses of the participant in a way that is both informative and educational. The Wellness Inventory provides a valuable tool for better living."
William Thar, MD, MPH
VP of Research and Analysis
Franklin Health, Inc.
"The Wellness Inventory is the fundamental component to our hospital's 7-Step Health and Wellness program. Dr. John Travis’ 12 key dimensions of wellness create a holistic foundation from which our clients not only explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of life, but more importantly discover ways in which to become responsible for their own health."
Patricia A. Duryea, Ph.D.
"As one of the first people to computerize the Health Risk Appraisal, Dr. Travis saw its limitations early on and developed the Wellness Inventory to extend into the all important quality of life issues. For over 40 years, he has continued to keep it at the forefront of wellness."
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc)
President, American Health Association
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
and University of Arizona School of Medicine

For more information on licensing contact:

James Strohecker
HealthWorld Online, Inc.
(530) 615-4555
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