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U.S. Preventive Medicine Introduces The Prevention Score(TM)
Date:11/19/2009

DALLAS and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (www.USPreventiveMedicine.com) Chairman and CEO Christopher T. Fey today announced the national launch of the Prevention Score((SM)), the country's first score for measuring individual and group preventive health care efforts.

A key component of The Prevention Plan((TM)), (www.ThePreventionPlan.com) a health management program based on the science of clinical preventive medicine, the Prevention Score is a private, easy-to-use tool that helps members track and employers reward prevention efforts. The score is completely confidential and exclusively designed to help members stay focused on health improvement. It does not measure an individual's health status, but rather, rates how proactive the individual is in prevention efforts, such as healthy eating, exercise, timely health screenings, and adherence to recommended programs.

"Helping employees adopt healthy behaviors, screen for early diagnosis and better manage chronic conditions can reduce a company's health care costs by one to three dollars for every dollar invested. However, wellness programs can't work unless employees participate. The Prevention Score is a terrific tool for engaging individuals in their own health, while also giving businesses the ability to structure incentives around this engagement. Early adopters of The Prevention Score have provided very positive feedback and we are looking forward to offering this powerful product to clients and prospects nationwide," Fey said.

Incentives, such as gift cards and insurance premium reductions, are an important component of wellness programs because low motivation and busy schedules are the reasons most cited by employees who decline to participate. By providing an object
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