Are your employees regularly seeing their doctors for preventive care? Regular preventive care can help reduce the risk or severity of chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 90 percent of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. Preventing or managing these conditions can reduce these costs, as well as improve quality of life and productivity.
Here are some ways you can support your employees:
- Assess your Paid Time Off policies to ensure that employees can get necessary preventive care
- Consider implementing an incentive program to encourage employees to get their preventive care
- Develop, implement, and enforce a tobacco-free campus policy
- Share the flyers in the toolkit with your employees—including information on improvements to our website and mobile app to find a doctor and estimate costs of medical care.
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