Materials for the Wellness Works series by the Education Foundation are now available. Share videos and flyers on wellness programs with your clients.Controlling Medical Costs | Obesity Awareness | Medicine Adherence | Smoking Cessation
Controlling Medical CostsThe NAHU Education Foundation highlights facts about health reform and addresses reasons why health insurance is expensive. Find out what you can do to help control the cost of health care.
Obesity AwarenessObesity is on the rise, with two in three adults in the United States categorized as either obese or overweight, and one in five U.S. children suffering from the same condition. But the drastic changes to diet and exercise needed to improve this condition aren’t easy. It requires behavioral and lifestyle changes that take self-discipline and determination as well as education and resources to understand how to make these changes safely. Taking advantage of the obesity prevention program offered by your employer can have a huge impact on your efforts.
Medicine Adherence: Taking Your Medication ProperlyApproximately one third of all prescriptions are never filled, and over half of prescriptions that are filled are not taken as prescribed in the United States. This rate of non-adherence includes patients taking drugs for serious conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes. According to primary care physicians, the health of one in five patients is compromised by non-adherence. The consequence of poor adherence to medications is a critical issue that impacts your health and productivity. But understanding your medication can mean the difference between suffering and relief.
Smoking CessationThough the hazards of smoking have been highly publicized for years, one out of four people in every workplace still smokes. But quitting is not easy. It requires behavioral and lifestyle changes that require self-discipline and determination. Taking advantage of the smoking cessation program offered by your employer or your health insurance plan can have a huge impact on your efforts.