Evidence Based

Our programs are developed and refined using methods that have been demonstrated by research to be effective. Our program outcome data are assessed by academic research analysts to further inform program success and opportunities for refinement to achieve even better results and ensure your investment is aligned with what works best for your organization.

A recent 5-year study measuring change in health outcomes for more than 16,000 employees who participated in our program has further proven its effectiveness, with nearly 50% of participants with elevated cardiovascular disease risk able to substantially reduce their 10-year risk levels for heart disease. Explore more of our news and publications.


Our Team

A large team of people.

UR Medicine Employee Wellness was created by nationally-recognized health experts, using the latest research on wellness, motivation, and employee engagement. We draw from a team of scholars, clinical leaders, educators, and population health analysts. All resources inherent to an academic medical center.

Each of your employees will have access to a multidisciplinary team from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Each specialist brings a breadth of expertise and knowledge.

  • Registered nurses who are certified in wellness coaching
  • Fitness specialists certified in exercise physiology and personal training
  • Nutritionists specializing in protocols to help manage multiple conditions
  • Stress and mindfulness experts
Meet some of our coaches.

Partnership with Employers

We don’t want to simply be an outside expert. We want to partner with you to successfully improve the health of your employees. We begin by gaining an understanding of your organization’s wellness culture, experience and goals. We visit your location to get a first-hand look at the work environment and culture.

We work with you to identify programs that meet the needs of your employees. Each year, we will review aggregated results with you to determine how we can continue to achieve the best results for your organization.

Your organization will have a dedicated Client Engagement Manager to ensure seamless program implementation and ongoing program management. Your Client Engagement Manager stays in touch with you to ensure your employees are getting the most out of your wellness program.

Wellness program communication and promotion to your employees

You’ve found the best wellness program for your organization. How do you make sure your employees know about it and get involved? Building employee awareness of program offerings and personal benefits of participation is a key step in engagement. We’ll develop a communication strategy, with communications and materials that promote program awareness consistent to the communication venues appropriate for your organization.

Our marketing materials help encourage and maintain employee participation in the wellness program.

Building a culture of wellness

We offer employees convenient ways to access wellness resources, get more active and have questions answered.

  • Wellness Workshops - interactive and engaging presentations on a variety of topics, such as emotional wellbeing, nutrition, prevention, sleep, and exercise.
  • Yoga and fitness at employer site
  • Online wellness portal allows individuals to get answers to their health and wellness questions from one of our wellness coaches

Excellus Partnership

UR Medicine Employee Wellness program is a preferred wellness provider for Excellus Health Plan, offering eligible employers the following services fully covered through claims, with no copay or out of pocket costs to employees. Services covered by Excellus for eligible employers.

Who We Serve

We serve a diverse population of workers, from school districts to manufacturing sites to health care providers and more, our customized programs are delivered to meet unique needs of a diverse workforce. We provide comprehensive services to organizations that range from 50 employees to 25,000 employees.