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Vitality Group Featured as Health Innovation Leader in New World Economic Forum Report

Vitality Group’s program has been featured as a leading innovator in health in a report by the World Economic Forum. Published in collaboration with Willis Towers Watson, the report was released today at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Leveraging principles of behavioral economics that were originally pioneered by Nobel prize-winning psychologist,...

Derek Yach | Jan 19, 2017
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Improving the Health of Canadians: Vitality Enters Canada with Manulife

In 1946, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Constitution outlined a comprehensive definition of health as: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition of health was later espoused by Canada’s former Minister of Health and Welfare, Marc Lalonde, in 1974. His...

Gillian Christie | Oct 4, 2016
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Aging and Cognition: Maintaining Economic Security in Later Life

The United States (US) and other high-income countries are witnessing demographic changes associated with people living longer though in poorer health. Japan, the country with the highest proportion of elderly citizens, is already working to re-tool its society and economy to support an aging population, leveraging the promise of technology to do so. Many other...

Derek Yach and Jason Karlawish | May 9, 2016
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Making Healthy Diets Affordable

Nineteenth century writer Virginia Woolf famously noted, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” An unhealthy diet– is associated with four of the top ten risk factors that lead to premature death and is one of the main drivers of rising healthcare costs. Public health specialists have spent...

Gabriela Seplovich and Adriana Selwyn | Feb 2, 2016
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Webinar Series 10: Healthy by Design

23 June 2015, 2-3pm ET WATCH WEBINAR SERIES 10 HERE  Webinar 10 - Healthy by Design Learning objectives – On completion of this webinar the participant should be able to Describe the principles of healthy design and how they can be applied in the workplace Outline the evidence on how healthy design can improve behaviors that lead...

Jun 23, 2015
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