Paul KeckIey recently published a fascinating article in the Keckley Report. In it, he explores how Americans have recognized the importance of health and wellness (and contrasts it against their disappointment in the reactive system of health care that’s in place). Yet in spite of this awareness, Keckley notes that American health and wellness is actually on the decline:
“In the past 10 years, the prevalence of adult obesity has increased 17% to 31% (National Center for Health Statistics) and our level of stress has increased 23% to 6.2 on a 1-10 scale (APA Stress in America Survey). Our smoking rate is down but death by suicide or drug overdose are up.” Keckley goes on to discuss how employers are stepping-up to bridge the gap with wellness programs that generate a 3:1 ROI – and have an increasing focus on chronic disease.
This is exactly what we at SentryHealth have been doing for many years. Please take a minute to watch our new video to learn about our unique approach to employee health care, including full-service employee health clinics, employee health programs, and employee engagement services.