Viverae with Baylor University White Paper Statistically Validates Its Approach to Health and Wellness Programs

The Winning Strategy for Program Engagement and Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

DALLAS 9/23/2011 03:54 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Viverae, a national provider of comprehensive health management solutions that help corporations reduce health care costs by improving employee health, released a new white paper, “Worksite Wellness: How Engagement Drives Real Health Improvement,” which is based on a study of Viverae’s clients conducted by faculty members at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. The paper examines Viverae’s methodological approach to changing employee lifestyles as a long-term strategy for successful health and wellness programs. You can download a complimentary copy now.

Influencing health and wellness changes in your workforce is more complicated than simply telling employees to eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise. While a great deal of current research documents the benefits of healthier employees – lower employer-paid medical costs, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity – most research is limited to case studies that focus on the efforts of only one organization - until now.

With Baylor’s professor John F. Tanner Jr., Ph.D., associate dean of research, and assistant professor Morris George, Ph.D., Baylor recently partnered with Viverae and conducted a study to examine the statistical correlation between employees’ health assessment scores and wellness program participation with the use of personal health coaches. The study also examines how all of these variables converge to change long-term employee lifestyle behaviors.

When you download this paper, you will learn how Viverae’s health and wellness programs create winning strategies for employee participation, engagement and sustainable lifestyle changes by providing:

• Health assessments: Self-reporting and biometric testing to assess and set health status benchmarks for employees.

• Health coaching: Personal coaching and regular feedback to aid lifestyle changes and improve the long-term health of employees.

• Meaningful incentives: Broad array of incentive programs – lower insurance premiums – designed to create a healthy culture in an organization.

Having the right approach to health and wellness programs and the statistical validity to prove it makes Viverae the perfect choice for a health management provider. Discover how Viverae creates wellness programs that sustain long-term behavioral and lifestyle changes for any employee population.

Download your complimentary copy of “Worksite Wellness: How Engagement Drives Real Health Improvement” now.
About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.
About Viverae

Founded in 2003, Viverae (viv-AIR-ā) is a national provider of comprehensive health management solutions that help corporations reduce health care costs through improved employee health. Dallas-based Viverae helps employers and their employees control health care costs by identifying, addressing and reducing health risks before they turn into significant medical expenses. Viverae’s solutions are a unique combination of comprehensive health assessments, employee incentives, creative engagement strategies and proprietary software to manage client programs from beginning to end. To learn more, visit www.viverae.com.

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