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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The New Workplace "Epidemic"

Nature, Prevalence, Cost Impact & Management of COPD- Chan-Chou Chuang, MD -  HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Economic Burden of COPD on Employers - William Bunn, MD, JD, MPH - Navistar International

Using Pay-for-Performance to Improve COPD Care - Guy D’Andrea - Discern Consulting

Employers’ Perspective on COPD and HEDIS Measurement - William Tulloch - NCQA

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Wellness and Health Improvement:

Programs that Increase Engagement & Sustain Behavior Change

Trane:  Heidi Lattig, Director of Health & Productivity

Johnson & Johnson:

Fikry Isaac, MD, MPH - Exec. Dir., Global Health Services &

Jennifer Bruno - Worldwide Dir., Wellness & Health Promotion

Journal of Health and Productivity
Journal of Health and Productivity


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Healthy Worksite Initiative for Employees of the State of Washington

Richard Nevins, MD;1 Scott Pritchard, MS;2 Kathleen Clark, MS, RD, CDE;3 Sara Eve SarLicker, MPH4

1 Chief Clinical Officer & VP Research & Development, Institute for Health and Productivity Management
2 Director, Integrated Employee Health & Productivity, Health Care Authority, State of Washington
3 Project Manager, Integrated Employee Health & Productivity, Health Care Authority, State of Washington
4 Health Program Specialist, Integrated Employee Health & Productivity, Health Care Authority, State of Washington



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2. Aldana SG, Pronk NP. Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeism. J Occup Environ Med. 2001;43(1):36–46.

3. Goetzel RZ, Long SR, Ozminkowski RJ, et al. Health, absence, disability, and presenteeism cost estimates of certain physical and mental health conditions affecting U.S. employers. J Occup Environ Med. 2004;46(4):398–412.

4. Wright DW, Beard MJ, Edington DW. Association of health risks with the cost of time away from work. J Occup Environ Med. 2002;44(12):1126–1134.

5. Colditz GA. Economic costs of obesity and inactivity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999;31(11 Suppl):S663–S667.

6. Hodgson TA, Cai L. Medical care expenditures for hypertension, its complications and its comorbidities. Med Care. 2001;39(6):599–615.

7. Killilea T. Long-term consequences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: economic impact on society and managed care. Am J Manag Care. 2002;8(16 Suppl):S441–S449.

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10. Pelletier K. A review and analysis of the health and cost-effective outcome studies of comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention programs at the worksite: 1991–1993 update. Am J Health Promo. 1993;8:43–49.

11.  Leutzinger J, Pirner M, Landschulz W, Nevins RL, Sullivan S, Silberman C. Metabolic syndrome and
worksite health promotion. The Art of Health Promotion. 2006;1-11.

12.  Nevins R, Leutzinger J, Healthy Worksite Initiative for Employees of the State of Washington. Journal of      Health  Productivity,. 2009: 10-20

13.  Daniel, DM, Norman J, Davis C, Hindmarsh MF, McCulloch DK, et al. A state-level application of the Chronic  Illness Breakthrough series: results from two collaborative on diabetes in Washington State.  Jt Comm J Quality Saf 2004;30 (2): 69-79

14.  MacColl  Institute, Chronic Care Model for Improving Chronic Illness Care , www.improvingchroniccare.

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