Media Type: “Articles”

Impact of a Patient Incentive Program on Receipt of Preventive Care

Published Online: June 25, 2014 Authors: Ateev Mehrotra, MD; Ruopeng An, PhD; Deepak N. Patel, MBBS; and Roland Sturm, PhD Objectives: Patient financial incentives are being promoted as a mechanism to increase receipt of preventive care, encourage healthy behavior, and improve chronic disease management. However, few empirical evaluations have assessed such incentive programs. Study Design: In South... More »

American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) | June 25, 2014

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Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it's also one of the most difficult. There are myriad smoking cessation products available, from the patch to medications and beyond, but one of the most overlooked may be the e-cigarette. While most people consider it to simply be a... More »

US News | May 21, 2014

The Whole World Is Getting Fatter, New Survey Finds

The whole world is steadily becoming more obese, a new study shows, but not surprisingly, the U.S. is No. 1. The survey of 188 countries shows that nearly 30 percent of the global population, or 2.1 billion people, are either overweight or obese. Not a single country has lowered its obesity rate since 1980, the... More »

NBC News | May 27, 2014

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Research to stop tobacco deaths

by Derek Yach, Angela Pratt, Thomas J Glynn and K Srinath Reddy Abstract In 2003, governments adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first global health treaty. In the decade since the treaty was adopted by 178 member states of the World Health Organization, there have been substantial achievements in reducing tobacco use around... More »

Globalization and Health | May 21, 2014


Cash for Carrots Could Save Lives

Non-communicable diseases have become more prevalent over the past years. The risk for non-communicable diseases are mostly related to personal behavior, especially diet behaviors. By lowering the price of healthy food such as vegetables and fruits can decrease the consumption of unhealthy foods.

World Economic Forum | April 2, 2013

Can we leave industry to lead efforts to improve population health? Yes

Derek Yach argues that business has good motivation to tackle public health problems such as the obesity epidemic, but, ultimately, says Klim McPherson, companies are interested in their shareholders.

BMJ | April 17, 2013

New Rules and Research Mark a Coming of Age for Workplace Health

Health promotion and disease prevention can lead to reduction in health care costs. We are now in need of effective wellness programs at workplace. Government should also play a role in shaping the healthy behaviors at workplace and the community. The cooperative effort between the government and those in the workplace can lead to more... More »

Huffington Post, Healthy Living | July 6, 2013

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Poor Diet, Tobacco Use and Lack of Physical Activity Taking Toll on Nation’s Health

While we're living longer, poor diet, tobacco use and inadequate physical activity are negatively impacting our health. These are some of the findings of research released this week by the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators, prompting much discussion and debate. To those of us on the front lines of promoting workplace health this comes as... More »

Huffington Post, Healthy Living | July 15, 2013


Healthier by Precommitment

We tested a voluntary self-control commitment device to help grocery shoppers make healthier food purchases. Participants, who were already enrolled in a large-scale incentive program that discounts the price of eligible groceries by 25%, were offered the chance to put their discount on the line. Agreeing households pledged that they would increase their purchases of... More »

Psychological Science | January 14, 2014

The Running Man of Insurance

Interview of Adrian Gore, founder and CEO of Discovery Ltd.

Financial Times | April 8, 2012