Prevention Means Business
- Public Health Institute, American Public Health Association, [design by Elefint Design]
Skyrocketing health care costs and escalating chronic disease rates place a huge economic burden on America’s business owners—yet 75% of America’s health care costs come from diseases that are preventable. Health matters in the workplace: A healthier workforce brings higher productivity, fewer work days missed and lower health insurance costs.
Creating a healthier workplace makes a difference, but healthy people live in healthy communities—and businesses flourish when they help build healthier communities, too. Prevention Means Business, a new infographic and brief produced by the Public Health Institute in partnership with the American Public Health Association, graphically illustrate the connection between healthy places and thriving businesses.
Resources for businesses
- The ACA increases health insurance premium discounts an employer can extend to participating employees from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2014, and as high as 50 percent under certain circumstances. [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/pdf/PLAW-111publ148.pdf]
- The ACA’s Prevention and Public Health Fund authorizes $200 million in grants through 2015 to help small employers (fewer than 100 employees) implement wellness programs.
- The Prevention and Public Health Fund also creates healthier communities by increasing access to healthy food, physical activity and smoke-free places.
Poor Health is Bad Business
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Prevention Pays at Work
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Healthy Communities=Healthy Businesses
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