The Case for Resilience: Science and Outcomes

  • June 22, 2016
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

Stress in our modern lives has reached epidemic proportions and is contributing to unsustainable levels of absenteeism, presenteeism, disability, and turnover. Recognition that resilience is an antidote to stress has led health plans, employers and their consultants to embrace resilience training as an essential tool for addressing these problems.

Resilience is the ability to deal with daily pressures and become strong, healthy or successful again after something bad happens. It includes learnable cognitive and emotional skills that reduce the degree and duration of episodes of discouragement, reluctance or defeat that often follow negative events. A resilient person will quickly put the event in perspective and search for alternative solutions, while their less-resilient colleagues experience a letdown or assign blame.

Building resilience has become critical as payers seek to drive differentiation and innovation in an era of consumer-driven healthcare, and large enterprises are eager to stem the estimated $300 billion they lose each year in employee absenteeism and lost productivity due to stress.

Our experts will discuss the effect that stress is having on our health and livelihoods, along with scientific results that show that resilience levels correspond to worker performance, health and business outcomes, work satisfaction, stress, and more. The webinar will also highlight real-world case studies that showcase successes that organizations have experienced with resilience training.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • How stress is impacting health, wellness, and performance
  • Correlations between resilience and members’ health status, and clients’ business outcomes
  • Case studies of how organizations have benefited from resilience training

Who should attend: 

  • Product executives responsible for developing population health programs, including wellness, behavioral health, and EAP for both self-insured and fully insured members.
  • Sales and Marketing Executives responsible for bringing innovative solutions to national accounts.
  • Executives responsible for consumer innovation and engagement initiatives.


Jan BruceJan Bruce, CEO and Co-founder, meQuilibrium
An entrepreneur with a proven track record, Jan has a passion for building consumer-grade products that help people make measurable improvements in health and wellness. Prior to meQuilibrium, Jan was managing director and publisher at Martha Stewart Living’s Whole Living/body + soul magazine. Earlier she served as CEO and co-founder of Integrative Medicine Communications, the leading digital brand in science-based complementary medicine. Jan’s mission is to help both individuals and corporations achieve measurable results in emotional wellbeing, stress management, and performance optimization.

Adam perlmanAdam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, meQuilibrium
Dr. Perlman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and works within the Duke University Health System as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine and in a leadership role as Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness. He has responsibility for Duke’s Health and Wellness portfolio, including Duke Integrative Medicine, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center as well as the Duke Health and Fitness Center. Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.

Dr. Perlman received his BA from Tufts University and his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine as well as a General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He earned an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Webinar Participants Will Learn:


Between resilience, health status, & business outcomes


Stress is impacting and health, wellness, and performance


Studies of how organizations have benefited from resilience training