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10 Million Workers Gain New Health and Behavior Change Tool - eMindful Courses Offered to Client of Leading Online Health Change Provider
Date:7/22/2009

rough Convergence Health, employees can complete an online health risk assessment, receive personalized recommendations for improving their health risk factors, and participate in group classes, such as those offered by eMindful, to learn the skills and tools that support behavior change," says Byron Gehring, CEO of Convergence Health. "We put a menu of complementary health tools literally at their finger tips."

This partnership builds on the recently developed partnership with gBehavior.com, a company that develops software packages that allow employers to outline key healthy behavior changes and track their employees' success in adopting them. Employees receive online shopping credits as they achieve the prioritized health goals.

These partnerships have the potential to be a cost-saving enhancement for companies and individuals, she notes. In the past four decades, annual healthcare spending has increased from $75 billion to over $2 trillion. Obesity-related medical procedures, such as joint replacements, diabetes management, and dialysis, increase annual healthcare costs by up to $6,000 compared to healthcare costs for people who are not obese, demonstrating the fiscal value of prevention efforts, says Ruff.

eMindful (www.emindful.com) is the leading Internet source for comprehensive health and wellness services. Courses include mindful eating, stress management, forgiveness, yoga, and qigong. eMindful's online courses offer cost-effective and convenient access to our internationally acclaimed team of experts with whom you may see, hear, and interact via the virtual classroom in the comfort of your home, at the office, or anywhere you can have a broadband Internet connection.

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