The Evidence

Behavioral Economics, Physical Activity, Workplace Health

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.... More »

Derek Yach | Jan 19, 2017

Nutrition, Physical Activity

Maintain, Don’t Gain During the Holidays

What influences the foods you throw into your grocery cart or what your shopping list looks like? Does it depend... More »

Cary Conway and Adriana Selwyn | Dec 15, 2016

Behavioral Economics, Innovative Technology, Workplace Health

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... More »

Gillian Christie | Oct 4, 2016

Workplace Health

Workplace Health Programs Linked to Improved Stock Performance

New research has just been published demonstrating that companies with best in class workplace health programs tend to outperform their... More »

Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 8, 2016

Innovative Technology, Physical Activity, Workplace Health

Consultation for Collective Action on Personalized Health Technology: Eliminating Ethical, Legal, and Social Barriers for Individual and Societal Benefit

[Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives  Volume 20, Issue 8, 2015] By Gillian P. Christie, Kevin Patrick & Dennis Schmuland The ubiquity... More »

Journal of Health Communication | July 15, 2015

Tobacco Control

A Tobacco-Free World: a Call to Action to Phase out the Sale of Tobacco Products by 2040

By Prof Robert Beaglehole, DSc, Prof Ruth Bonita, PhD, Derek Yach, MBChB, Judith Mackay, FRCP, Prof K Srinath Reddy, DM... More »

The Lancet | March 13, 2015

Behavioral Economics, Innovative Technology, Physical Activity, Workplace Health

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... More »

JAMA | Feb. 3, 2015

Behavioral Economics, Workplace Health

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... More »

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

Alcohol Use, Behavioral Economics, Brain Health, Innovative Technology, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Tobacco Control, Workplace Health

New Opportunities in the Changing Landscape of Prevention

By Derek Yach and Chris Calitz The focus of medical research has historically been on curative medicine, yielding better drugs,... More »

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) | July 17, 2014

Behavioral Economics

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... More »

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