Facilitate CHIP in Your Corporation
Need a solution to your rising healthcare costs?
Want a wellness program that produces real, lasting results?
The dramatic increase in health care costs is driven primarily by the increased number of employees with chronic diseases. Across all ages, the percentage of Americans with chronic disease has sharply risen. Particularly in the age group of 45 to 64 years, the percentage of Americans with 3 or more chronic diseases, such as overweight, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease, has increased since 1995 from 12% to 27%. These chronic diseases are now occurring at an ever earlier age, and the US Surgeon General states 70% are related to our lifestyle. A plethora of studies have shown that the more health risks a person has, the lower his/her productivity is through the effects of absenteeism and presenteeism. The good news is we can do something about the lifestyles we lead.
Medical care systems delivering their services in a one-on-one context often can, at best, slow down these chronic diseases or manage their symptoms through the use of procedures and pills. Treatment of chronic diseases today represent 75% of the total health care costs.
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) in its September 2009 publication identified that wellness programs like CHIP (listed as one of three examples from 84 published programs) can effectively address the underlying causes of chronic diseases, thereby reducing and in some cases even eliminating them. NYAM estimated a Return On Investment of $5.60 for every dollar invested on proven, evidence-based programs.
Employers today face the challenge of implementing effective, evidence-based programs—programs that work and that produce measurable results.
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).
CHIP provides a simple, turn-key solution to the many complexities of effective wellness programs. Click to read more about the program outline.
Corporations can train and certify their own staff members to conduct CHIP, or hire an experienced CHIP Facilitator to conduct the program for their employees on their behalf.
The CHIP wellness program empowers employees in a positive and often humorous group setting to become educated, motivated and inspired to make better lifestyle choices, to make adjustments to the way they eat and the way they move. The CHIP approach is designed to provide early identification of employees who have, or who are likely to have, chronic diseases and to help them modify and remove the causes of these lifestyle-related diseases. By intervening early and preventing and reversing disease progression, employees can be healthier, happier and more productive, resulting in both employer and employee enjoying substantially reduced medical costs and an improved bottom line.
To find out more about how CHIP can benefit your corporation, contact us today.
Or enroll in the CHIP Facilitator Training!