What is the return on investment for educating employees about healthy eating and living?
“How to eradicate the epidemic of heart disease in the nation?” Those were the opening words of an editorial by Dr. Michael Jacobson, co-founder of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in the October 2005 issue of the charity. Nutrition work publishing. “The best approach I’ve seen is the Coronary Artery Health Improvement Project (CHIP),” Jacobson wrote, which has been renamed the Complete Health Improvement Program and then more recently, BEEVIEW. CHIP requires people to eat more whole plant foods and reduce meat, dairy, eggs, and processed junk. that it It is considered To be a “leading lifestyle intervention targeting chronic diseases that has been in service for over 25 years.” Over 60,000 people have completed the program I’m discussing in my video A workplace wellness program that works.
Most of the CHIP classes are “facilitation by volunteer administrators, their primary source being the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who were interested in positively influencing the health of their local community.” Why Seventh-day Adventists? Their health philosophy is Building About the universal biblical concept “that the human body should be treated as a temple. Moreover, many participants in the CHIP program are Seventh-day Adventists as well. Is that why the program works so well? Because they have faith? You don’t know until you put it on Touchstone.
The researchers looked at the effect of religious affiliation on response to CHIP, studying 7,000 participants. Although Seventh-day Adventists (SDAs) make up less than 1% of the US population, one in five CHIP pioneers have been Seventh-day Adventists. How did they do, compared to a non-Adventist (non-Adventist)? “Significant reductions were achieved in the selected risk factors … for both SDA and non-SDA,” but some of the reductions were even greater among non– Adventurers. “This suggests that the SDA does not have a monopoly on good health…”
Middle-class people are also disproportionately educated Manufacture Even CHIP classes. Will the program also work with people living in poverty? Researchers have attempted to reduce risk factors for chronic disease among individuals who live in the Appalachian countryside, one of the poorest regions of the country. “Conventional wisdom has been that every participant Need Financial “skin in the game” to ensure their attention and commitment to lifestyle change programmes. Therefore, if offered for free to poorer communities, the results may not be good. In this case, however, “the overall clinical changes in this pilot study [were] Similar to these have found In other 4-week CHIP classes across the United States,” suggesting CHIP may have benefits “across social and economic lines” and be “independent of the source of payment.” So why don’t employers offer the service for free to employees to save on healthcare costs? chip is”describe it… as “achieving some of the most impressive clinical outcomes published in the literature,” including “the clinical benefits of the intervention, as well as its cost-effectiveness…”
Lee Memorial, a Florida health care network, progress CHIP to some of its employees as a beta program. (Unfortunately, health care workers can be just as unhealthy as everyone else.) As you can see below and at 3:05 in videothat they mentioned An average of 17 pounds lost weight, a 20-point drop in bad LDL cholesterol, and normalized blood pressure for most participants. Lee Memorial initially invested about $38,000 to complete the program, but then saved $70,000 in reduced health care costs that year alone. How? Because the employees are getting healthier. They got a financial return on investment of 1.8 times what they invested.
There was no ROI study in the peer-reviewed medical literature until Dexter Churney rose to the plate and published Study the workplace of Vanderbilt. “There was a high degree of skepticism at the planning stage of this study that active participation could be achieved in a large part of the study group around the lifestyle program whose main principles were exercise and a plant-based diet.” Vanderbilt, after all, in Tennessee, smack dab in the middle of the two-stroke belt, otherwise known as Memphis ribs. (You can see a graph of “Stroke mortality rates…by county” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention below and at 3:55 in video.) However, the subjects I got On board enough to improve blood sugar and cholesterol control. They also reported “positive changes in self-reported physical health and well-being. Health care costs were significantly reduced for study participants compared to the non-participating group.” For example, nearly a quarter of participants were able to get off one or more of their medications, so they got a two-to-one ROI in just six months, providing evidence that simply ‘educating community members about the benefits of a plant-based diet with whole foods’ It is possible and can reduce health care costs associated with it.
Largest workplace CHIP study conducted to date included Six employees, including, ironically, a pharmaceutical company. The study included a mix of white-collar workers and blue-collar workers. As you can see below and at 4:40 in my country videoWorst case, there have been drastic changes. Those who started with a blood pressure that rose to about 170 out of 100 saw their numbers drop to about 140 over 85. Those with the highest LDL cholesterol dropped 60 points and had a 300 point drop in triglycerides, as well as a 46 point drop in fasting blood polysaccharides. In theory, anyone entering the program with high blood pressure and high cholesterol could “experience a 64% to 96% reduction in overall risk of myocardial infarction,” a heart attack, our number one killer.
As Dr. Jacobson concluded in his editorial in Nutrition workFor the cost of a Humvee, any city can have its own chip. For the cost of a submarine or farm support, an entire country can have a chip on its shoulder.