MIDLAND, Mich., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Systems announces the launch of healthy2008 - a low-cost resource for employers to have a positive influence on health. The program includes a completely customizable website (http://www.healthy2008.com) plus a pocket calendar providing daily health tips, recipes, interactive tracking tools, and connections to some of the web's best health resources.
Dean Witherspoon, CEO of Health Enhancement Systems, indicates healthy2008 is designed to leverage existing wellness services for established programs or give organizations just getting into worksite wellness a practical, affordable tool to get their program off the ground. "Changing the way a population views health starts with an easy-to-understand message combined with easy-to-use tools that inspire action," notes Witherspoon. "healthy2008 gives employers a foundation for building a healthy culture."
"The ultimate goal of any wellness program is to have informed participants who take charge of their health," Witherspoon comments. "Organizations should aim, first and foremost, to keep the healthy population healthy. It's a proven way to reduce the rate of healthcare cost increase as well as boost productivity."
More than 20 studies, cited in Keeping Healthy People Healthy: The Business Case (http://www.hesonline.com/khph), confirm an employer's best health investment is maintaining good health rather than trying to "fix" employees once they become high risk and high cost. "Our business model focuses on this objective," says Witherspoon, " ... and we're seeing success across all population groups - from Fortune 100 companies to small and medium businesses to nonprofits."
healthy2008 is one of a suite of online health improvement tools for wellness programs, including NutriSum: Healthy Weight for Life, Get Fit on Route 66, Passport: Round Trip to Health, 10K-A-Day, Walktober, and Colorful Choices. Benefit managers and wellness program coordinators can learn more by visiting http://www.HealthEnhancementSystems.com.
Health Enhancement Systems has been creating health improvement solutions for corporations, health plans, health systems, hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, and other groups since 1992. A leader in behavior change innovation, Health Enhancement Systems serves organizations in North America and throughout the world.
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