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Wednesday
Nov022011

Trust for America’s Health Favors Worksite Wellness

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a new report, Healthier Americans for a Healthier Economy, featuring six case studies focused on the relationship between health and economic development. The report examines how health affects the ability of states, cities and towns to attract and retain employers, and how workplace and community wellness programs help improve productivity and reduce health care costs. This report lends credence to health club operators, especially those operating corporate or worksite facilities, who understand the economic importance of a healthy workforce.

“High rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, are among the biggest drivers of U.S. health care costs and they are harming our nation’s productivity,” said Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of TFAH, and Chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health in a press release. “Workplace wellness and community prevention programs are a win-win way to make a real difference in improving our health and bottom line all at once.” 

The full report is available on TFAH's website at www.healthyamericans.org. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment and W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported the report.

 

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