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Magellan and Gallup collaborate for wellbeing

Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project dedicated to stress prevention and screening innovations

Magellan Health, Inc. and Gallup recently announced a collaboration called the Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project that will create some of today’s most comprehensive wellbeing studies and solutions. The project will combine the behavioral health expertise of Magellan with the respected data of Gallup to help society measure and increase wellbeing at a time when wellbeing has risen to the forefront of the national conversation.

Seven out of 10 people are struggling or suffering, many in silence.1  According to Gallup’s Global Emotions Report, negative emotions have been on the rise for the past 15 years, long before the pandemic, and are now at their highest point in history. Historically, society has focused on treating mental illness versus cultivating mental wellness. This has created stigma, silence and indifference around concerns of the mind. However, over the past two years, the critical importance of mental wellness has come to light.

“This is an unprecedented moment in which our society can no longer afford to be indifferent or silent when so many are struggling or suffering,” said Ken Fasola, chief executive officer, Magellan Health. “As a behavioral health leader with deep clinical expertise, Magellan Health has always focused on those who are suffering, and we are taking an active, holistic approach to the wellbeing of individuals as we work to reinvent the healthcare experience for our members.”

“The next global crisis is a mental health pandemic — and it is here now,” says Gallup Chairman CEO Jim Clifton. “Gallup is taking on the mental health challenge with Magellan to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities everywhere.”

Grounded in Gallup's established research into five dimensions of wellbeing: Career, Social, Financial, Physical and Community -- and advancing new measurement tools for Emotional Wellbeing -- the Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project has created a unique survey that will help people thrive in each dimension through personalized solutions and regular reassessments to measure progress.


As a part of Magellan’s new eMbrace product, the Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project will launch the wellbeing survey for health plan, public sector, federal and employer segments, beginning with employers as of April 1, 2022. Through eMbrace, Magellan and Gallup intend to empower individuals in their journey to develop thriving lives, resilient minds and healthy bodies.

Through the Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project, the two companies bring together similar missions and complementary expertise. Magellan has over 50 years of experience in behavioral health, and Gallup is the worldwide leader in global analytics and wellbeing.

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Together the two companies believe:

  • With the right tools, individuals can be resilient, and recovery is possible.
  • Understanding and addressing wellbeing can help individuals develop a thriving life, a resilient mind and a healthy body.
  • Supporting population wellbeing can improve companies, communities and economies.

1 Clifton, Jim and Harter, Jim, Gallup Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams (Gallup: 2021)


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