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Ohio Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Unified Population Health Management Program for State Employees
Date:5/5/2009

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Healthcare, a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, has been selected by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to deliver a unified total population health management program to all state employees. With this award, the State consolidated its service providers from three to one, adding almost 20,000 state employees to the member population that APS has been serving for the past two years.

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APS now will manage the provision of disease management and health and wellness services for more than 50,000 state employees spread across 159 agencies, boards and commissions working in 230 locations. Through education, communication and outreach, the program promotes healthy lifestyles that improve the productivity and health of the workforce, and maximize the value of the State's benefit dollars.

The state's population health management program, branded Take Charge! Live Well!, is an important part of the state's strategy for managing the rate of increase in future employee benefits costs," according to Mary Ellis, Population Health manager, State off Ohio. "This program provides valuable services that help our employees ad their families improve their health ad reduce their health risks."

The program offers frequent onsite educational activities, including health fairs, brown bag lunches and biometric screenings which check cholesterol, blood pressure and other vital signs. Following face-to-face interaction at these events, locally based Outreach Coordinators and Health Coaches work with employees to engage them in smoking cessation, weight management and other lifestyle behavior chang
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