Research shows that prevention, early detection, and early intervention – keeping low risk individuals in the low risk category – are the most feasible means of controlling healthcare costs. That's why HWI delivers high-touch health education and behavior change programming to help individuals address controllable lifestyle behaviors related to smoking, nutrition, exercise, and stress management, preventing health risks from becoming costly health problems.
Our approach begins with the building of health risk awareness with assessments and screenings,and progresses through education to in-depth behavior change interventions. From start to finish, we engage the individual by presenting options that match their risks and readiness to change, using a broad spectrum of channels and formats, including:
- And print/self-directed
At the end of each healthy lifestyle program, HWI will administer evaluation surveys as a follow-up step at varying intervals (depending upon the program) to gauge participant satisfaction, knowledge gained, and other outcomes. The de-identified data from any evaluation surveys are then provided to the employer client for review as part of the ongoing refinement of the organizational health management strategy.
More than 60% of Americans are overweight or obese, accounting for roughly $100 billion for direct and indirect care costs and contributing to $25 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity, annually. HWI offers programs that teach participants the value of proper nutrition and exercise as the foundation of safe and effective weight management for improved quality of life and better long-term health.
Cigarettes and other tobacco products are the leading causes of preventable illness and death in the United States. On the job, smokers experience absenteeism rates that are up to 50% higher than non-smokers, and studies estimate that productivity losses cost more than $80 billion to employers. With smoking cessation programs from HWI, employers can invest in the long-term health and productivity of their workforce by helping them to quit this deadly habit.
|Stress Management/Healthy Mind|
Stress may not be as visible as obesity or tobacco use. But, studies prove that stress is a major risk factor for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease, and contributes to increased absenteeism and lost productivity in the workplace. HWI's stress management programs are designed to help participants cope with the physical and mental symptoms of their stress reactions and better control the sources of stress in their everyday lives.
A healthy diet can reduce the individual's risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers. HWI's nutrition programs are a vital component for educating participants on how they can make healthy dietary choices to manage their weight, prevent disease, and be well into the years ahead.
Research indicates that nearly 75% of American adults engage in little or no exercise, resulting in more than $24 billion in direct economic costs related to treatment and productivity losses. HWI's physical activity programs are designed to reverse that trend and help participants start moving and keep moving toward a healthy and productive future.
Back injuries and back pain affect 90% of working adults at some point in their life, and rank first among workplace injuries and disability claims. However, the vast majority of these injuries can be prevented with the proper lifting techniques and ergonomic safety. The practical recommendations in HWI's back care programs help participants protect their backs, during work and leisure time.
|Wellness Coaching Program|
HWIís Wellness Coaching Program takes a holistic, high-touch approach to lifestyle modification, focusing on lowering the participantís risk for illness and helping them achieve and maintain wellness over the long-term.
|Medical Self-care and Consumerism|
Research indicates that as much as 30% of the money spent on healthcare
goes to unnecessary or inappropriate services. With HWI's self-care and
consumer education programs, participants will receive the information
they need to take better care of themselves and make informed treatment