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Healthways Move to Health Program Honored for Promoting Healthy Workplaces
WASHINGTON—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large employers, has honored Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging their colleagues and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Healthways, a well-being improvement company, was among the employers that received the 2010 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-Being. Healthways received a Gold Award for its innovative Move to Health engagement program. This marks the second year Move to Health has received an award.
“The Move to Health program has inspired a sustainable culture of health and well-being throughout the Healthways organization,” said Chris Cigarran, Healthways vice president of human resources. “Personal empowerment and accountability for healthy behavior changes are at the heart of not only this program but what Healthways does as a company.”
Move to Health was designed to motivate individuals, both colleagues and family members, to take charge of their health by reducing preventable risks and improving their social, emotional and physical well-being. Move to Health offers participants a full range of personalized programs including robust incentives, communications and prevention tools including the Healthways Well-Being AssessmentSM, screening, one-on-one health coaching, online fitness and nutrition plans, weight management, tobacco cessation programs and free access to fitness centers nationwide.
“We are delighted to recognize Healthways for its innovation and commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs designed to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees,” said Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health. “Healthways and its management team recognize just how important a healthy workforce is to increasing productivity and controlling health care costs, and we congratulate them on receiving this award.”
Healthways is the leading provider of specialized, comprehensive solutions to help millions of people maintain or improve their health and well-being and, as a result, reduce overall costs. Healthways’ solutions are designed to keep healthy people healthy, mitigate or eliminate lifestyle risk factors that can lead to disease and optimize care for those with chronic illness. Our proven, evidence-based programs provide highly specific and personalized interventions for each individual in a population, irrespective of age or health status, and are delivered to consumers by phone, mail, internet and face-to-face interactions, both domestically and internationally. Healthways also provides a national, fully accredited complementary and alternative Health Provider Network and a national Fitness Center Network, offering convenient access to individuals who seek health services outside of, and in conjunction with, the traditional healthcare system. For more information, please visit www.healthways.com.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members’ most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today’s health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 63 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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