Showing 43 ideas for tag "health"
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Legislative Branch

Furniture - chairs

Of course, we want to motivate our employees in a healthy environment!, encouraging the employee's loyalty and good service to their team(s) and the public. Instead of getting expensive chairs for certain areas of employees, get those employees who have legitimate muscular-skeletal issues actual ergonomic, sturday chairs with a long life.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce workplace injury while increasing productivity via stretching

Aid physical ability to increase worker productivity and reduce workplace injury. Sore muscles and general aches are common, so why not take an idea from private industry, both industrial and office based, that have optional (and somtimes mandatory), calisthenics and stretching exercises openly available to its employees. For example, I’ve been in a manufacturing facility which provided their workers stretches and routines... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Transparency in FEHBP will drive down costs

Transparency in FEHBP will drive down costs
Require for all health insurance providers in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program to publish the proportion of premium dollars spent on medical care, administrative costs, and profits for each plan it provides on the OPM website starting in 2010. Any provider that doesn’t meet the 80% goal should be flagged.
Even though the information will not be available at the beginning... more »

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Legislative Branch

Employee Health Insurance Premiums (should there be special groups of federal employees?)

Make all federal employees equal! Does it frustrate you each year during the health plan open season, when you see that postal employees pay MUCH less health insurance premiums than the rest of us(obviously no, if you are a USPS employee)? Postal workers (and any other special groups?) should pay what the rest of us schmucks pay. Or else give us the same rate...but that is not saving the government money. The USPS... more »

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Department of Agriculture

For Healthier Americans, Subsidize Farmers for Growing Nutrient-Dense Foods

Subsidies and incentives should go to farmers growing nutrient-dense, whole foods (see www.eatrightamerica.com/andi-superfoods for a list of these foods). These foods could then be provided to school lunch programs, Head Start, government cafeterias, WIC, prisons and other government food programs to improve America's health. The return on investment could save millions of dollars in health care costs over the years.

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Legislative Branch

Install computer in hospital rooms for passdown during rounds

I suggest that hospitals install computers in each room or provide notebooks, so that nurses (and doctors) can perform their passdown to the next shift while making rounds. Nurses and doctors need to be in the rooms, not behind a big counter. Savings come in efficiency - using the health care providers as such (not records keepers) and in identifying patient needs so that they get healthy faster. Speeds up shift changes.... more »

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Department of Education

Health of school children

I would like to suggest the Department of Education make it mandatory that schools provide healthy food for children and that children do exercise during the recess. I have visited many schools and noticed the schools provided children with hamburger, hot dogs, French fries, cakes, which were far from being healthy for children. It is vital important to provide healthy food for school children so they can grow up healthy... more »

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General Services Administration

Health of Government employees

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched an excellent program called Let’s Move. I think this program should be extended to the Federal employees. I would suggest that the management allow or require the employees to use one hour work time to work out in the gym or fitness center and award those who exercise every day. Studies and researches show that exercising at least one hour a day improves health greatly and reduces... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Save $$ on Health Care Costs by Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods

To save billions on health care costs, encourage the consumption of highly nutritious foods (see website www.eatrightamerica.com/andi-superfoods for a list of foods). A campaign beginning with government workers would get the ball rolling for all Americans, helping to prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. To be clear, this does NOT mean a person must be a vegetarian. Adding nutritient-dense foods can be a... more »

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Legislative Branch

Strongly encourage all Federal Prisons to grow their own produce and compost the excess waste.

There are many federal prisons that have enough space to effectively grow enough vegetation to reduce the amount of produce purchased from outside sources. This would also help the environment by decreasing the amount of fuel used to ship and transport produce purchased on a weekly basis. The compost would be an asset to the earth and help to replenish and stabilize nutrients within the ground. The consumption of... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Prevention: Govt can do better than an F

Prevention is the most cost-effective health strategy. The American health care system gets an "F" when it comes to acting on several prevention strategies that could save the most lives. This paradigm should change. Let's start by eliminating secondhand smoke. This can be accomplished by posting "smokefree zone signs" and issuing fines to violators. Make the national mall and all federal property smokefree, for starters.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Drug Screening for Welfare

I suggest Welfare Recipients should have to take a drug/alcohol test before qualifying and periodically to maintain welfare benefits. Most of our federal and private employees a have to take a drug test to work which our pay checks help fund the welfare system so it is only fair that they should have to follow the same standards. This would reduce welfare costs and hopefully overall health by forcing the abusers to... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Healthy and Productive

I suggest the US gov have available workout facilities and a mandatory 30 minutes exercise time during the scheduled work day for their employees. Studies show that regular exercise increases mental productivity. Also having a required time with in the pay period will leave no excuses for the unmotivated. This will also cut down on health costs related to sedentary people.

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