In addition, HealthMedia's innovative interventions were praised by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on June 28 in Chicago, before an audience of health and wellness leaders at a workplace weight management conference. Huckabee acknowledged CEO Ted Dacko and the role HealthMedia has played in the "Healthy Arkansas" initiative. In one year, nearly 60 percent of State of Arkansas employees participating in the program lost weight, 95 percent improved their nutrition and 12 percent reduced their BMI by at least one unit. Productivity impairment has improved, resulting in an estimated productivity savings of $2,445 per employee.
"HealthMedia's interventions have played an important role in 'Healthy Arkansas' and our nation's CEOs need to start looking at these type of programs to help improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, while improving their own bottom lines," Huckabee said.
About HealthMedia, Inc.
HealthMedia, Inc. is the global leader in scalable behavior change
interventions with outcomes. HealthMedia's proven outcomes increase
compliance, reduce medical utilization, and increase productivity- boosting
profitability for health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and
behavioral health organizations. A fusion of their own unique technology
and proven behavioral science, HealthMedia delivers individually tailored
behavior change interventions for health and wellness, disease management,
behavioral health, and medication compliance. Clients include Kaiser
Permanente, UPS, Cleveland Clinic, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, and eight Blue
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