Key Word: “workplace health”

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Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS1; David A. Asch, MD, MBA; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD Ref: JAMA. 2015;313(5):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14781. This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-related behavior. Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction... More »

JAMA | Feb. 3, 2015

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iPRI Statement for World Cancer Day 2015: Cancer Prevention Is Not Beyond Us!

The International Prevention Research Institute, today released its 2015 World Cancer Day Statement. In it, Professors Peter Boyle, Derek Yach and Twalib Ngoma, make the point that despite ongoing challenges, Cancer Prevention is not Beyond Us. Their statement reinforces the 2015 World Cancer Day theme that Cancer Control is not Beyond Us.

International Prevention Research Institute | Jan. 31, 2015

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The Economics Of Cancer Prevention & Control: Data Digest

Developed for the World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2014, with the input of the Vitality Institute   Introduction With the adoption of the UN Political Declaration on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in 2011, the world’s political leaders acknowledged the enormity of the NCD burden and the threats NCDs pose to human, economic and social development. Even so,... More »

Union for International Cancer Control | Dec. 3, 2014

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Making the Workplace a More Effective Site for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Adults

By Tryon, Katherine MA (Oxon), MBBS; Bolnick, Howard MBA, FSA; Pomeranz, Jennifer L. JD, MPH; Pronk, Nicolaas PhD; Yach, Derek MBChB, MPH Abstract Objective: Efforts to realize the potential of disease prevention in the United States have fallen behind those of peer countries, and workplace disease prevention is a major gap. This article investigates the... More »

Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (JOEM) | November 2014

Workplace Wellness Programs: How Regulatory Flexibility Might Undermine Success

By Jennifer L. Pomeranz Abstract: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act revised the law related to workplace wellness programs, which have become part of the nation’s broader health strategy. Health-contingent programs are required to be reasonably designed. However, the regulatory requirements are lax and might undermine program efficacy in terms of both health gains... More »

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) | September 11, 2014

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Do Workplace Health Promotion (Wellness) Programs Work?

Authors: Goetzel, Ron Z. PhD; Henke, Rachel Mosher PhD; Tabrizi, Maryam PhD, MS; Pelletier, Kenneth R. PhD, MD (hc); Loeppke, Ron MD, MPH; Ballard, David W. PsyD, MBA; Grossmeier, Jessica PhD, MPH; Anderson, David R. PhD, LP; Yach, Derek MBChB, MPH; Kelly, Rebecca K. PhD, RD, CDE; McCalister, Tre' MA, EdD; Serxner, Seth PhD; Selecky,... More »

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (JOEM) | September 2014

2. Health Promotion Makes Business Sense (Webinar Series)

Ray Fabius (HealthNEXT) and Ellen Exum (IBM)

Watch Past Webinar | October 22, 2014 | 2-3pm ET

3. Why is Community Health Important to Your Business? (Webinar Series)

Derek Yach (The Vitality Institute) and Jason Lang (CDC)

Watch Past Webinar | November 12, 2014 | 2-3pm ET