Wellness/Preventive Care

Mar 26, 2019
Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, estimates its employee wellness program has saved $53 million in health care costs over a decade by incentivizing employees and their spouses to meet biometric health targets.
Nov 15, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: Study says preschoolers are at ‘golden age’ for forming lifelong healthy habits, and the extraordinary effect a nurse has on a patient’s health.
Oct 8, 2018
U.S. News and World Report will host a Twitter chat on building healthy communities at 1:30 p.m. ET Oct. 10.
Sep 26, 2018
St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard, Calif., are ensuring local women get needed preventive cancer care regardless of their income status; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford streamlines detection of developmental challenges in young people; and Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Health Foundation…
Sep 6, 2018
Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events were responsible for more than 2.2 million hospital stays and 415,000 deaths involving adults in 2016, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 4, 2018
UMass Memorial is bringing care to low-income children through a mobile clinic; Winona Health is showing children that physical activity can be fun; and FirstHealth provides dental services to tens of thousands of kids who need them.
Sep 4, 2018
NCH decided to turn inward and experiment with how it could improve quality of life by focusing on prevention and reducing health care costs.
Aug 23, 2018
Sinai Health System, Chicago Home visits help asthma patients thrive Sinai Health System program uses community health workers to help asthma patients live active lives without frequent visits to the ED.  The Asthma CarePartners program has reduced asthma symptoms in patients and…
Aug 16, 2018
Genesis Health System – Davenport, IA Wellness Program Improves Health, Saves Money Genesis Health System’s employee wellness program financially rewards employees and their spouses for meeting biometric targets. Now in its tenth year, the program boasts a 95% participation rate and cumulative…
Jun 28, 2018
An estimated 23% of U.S. adults under age 65 met federal guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening leisure-time activity between 2010 and 2015.