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.”

About Healthways

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

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

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