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Work Life Balance: Wellness Programs and Preventative Care

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 23rd, 2014

090903-N-5726E-083More than a third of American adults are obese, 78.6 million to be exact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 29 million, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. These statistics underline the need for improved work life balance and also prove that we can no longer treat people only when they are sick. We have to take preemptive action and provide preventative care.

That’s why there is increasing interest and participation in wellness programs. Part of the interest is due to the Affordable Care Act, which increased the premium reduction employers can offer employees who participate from 20% to 30%. Paying lower premiums is one of the most popular incentives.

Employers are putting more of an emphasis on identifying chronic conditions like diabetes, and identifying those who are at risk of developing chronic diseases to help them take immediate action.

To learn how to improve your wellness programs and work life balance visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Contact me today so we can implement this powerful program that increases nurse engagement and health.

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