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The WorkPlace Center for Metabolic Health is a division of IHPM created in 2004 with Abbott as the Founding Sponsor.   The Centers mission is to improve health, productivity and quality of life by applying evidence-based best practices for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome and its related medical conditions -- Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemias, and Renal Disease.  The Center has implemented worksite interventions to reduce metabolic risk factors, measured their effectiveness, and published the results in peer-reviewed journals.

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Healthy Worksite Initiative - State of Washington Health Care Authority - Final Report

Methodologies and Outcomes to

Reduce Metabolic Health Risks, Improve Workplace Productivity and

Implement a Culture of Health Change for Employees of the State of Washington

Objective:  The Washington State legislature funded and directed the State's Health Care Authority (HCA) to implement a demonstration project to improve the health of state employees by working directly with state agencies.  Washington Wellness, the division of HCA that operates the state employee health and productivity program, named the demonstration project the Healthy Worksite Initiative (HWI).  This paper describes the methodologies and outcomes of a comprehensive program focused on changing the workplace culture of several Washington State agencies to promote employee lifestyle behaviors that improve health and work performance. 

Authors: Richard Nevins, MD; Scott Pritchard, MS; Kathleen Clark, MS, RD, CDE; Sara Eve SarLicker, MPH

Published in IHPM’s peer-reviewed Journal of Health & Productivity - JHP - Volume 5, Number 1, August - 2010


Journal of Health & Productivity - Volume 4, Number 1, July, 2009
A Metabolic Health Initiative in the City of Phoenix

Authors:  Rick Nevins, MD; Joseph Leutzinger, PhD

Objective:  The Metabolic Health Initiative (MHI) was designed to measure the impact of a comprehensive screening, education and compliance intervention on clinical indicators, health behaviors and workplace performance among employees of the City of Phoenix, Arizona, who had metabolic health risks (pre-diabetes, diabetes, pre-hypertension, hypertension, dyslipidemias and excess body fat.)

Metabolic Health Workplace Center Consensus Conference Presentations
September, 2008

Metabolic Health Workplace Center Resource Guide
September 2008

An Integrated Intervention Program to Control Diabetes in Overweight Chinese Women and Men with Type 2 Diabetes
Asia Pacific Journal on Nutritional Health - Volume 17, Number 3, 2008

Incidence of Atherosclerotic Vascular Diseases Increases When Individual Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors Cluster
Health & Productivity Management - Volume 5, Number 2, April, 2006


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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

An increasingly serious Metabolic Health problem

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Symptoms of CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease, by Rick Nevins - (more information - read the article)

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States, Health & Productivity Management magazine, Vo. 7, No. 2, p. 29


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