Turn Good Health into Wealth
Business owners nationwide agree; the health of your employees
influences your company’s bottom line.
When your team feels good, they’re more productive,
making your company more profitable. If your staff is not
feeling well, productivity slips, deadlines are missed, customers
become frustrated, targeted goals are off target and revenue
is reduced. That’s why CEOs across the United States
recognize the necessity for worksite health promotion. To
learn more about worksite health promotion go to www.prevent.org
and read “Leading by Example,” a report by CEOs
for CEOs regarding the paradigm shift from the “cost
of health care to the total value of health.”
Health Risks Influence Excess Health Costs
Source: Goetzel RZ, et al. The
relationship between modifiable health risks and health care
expenditures. J Occup Environ Med 1998;40:843-854
Get More Greenbacks from Green Mountain
Led by Vermont-licensed naturopathic physician Dr.
Bernie Noe of Montpelier, Vermont, Green Mountain Wellness
Solutions (GMWS) provides education, screening and intervention
services to improve the health and productivity of your employees,
which leads to greater revenue for your organization.
Pictured above is Dr. Bernie Noe, the
creator of the breakthrough “Jump
Start to Better Health” wellness program for the
Vermont Automobile Dealers Association (VADA), which led to
the Association’s receipt of the Governor’s Gold
Medal Worksite Wellness Award. The award is given by the Governor’s
Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Pictured left to right
are Marilyn Miller (executive director of the VADA), Vermont
Governor James Douglas, and Dr. Bernie Noe.
(PORTLAND, OR) – August 9, 2006 –
The Vermont Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) is a statewide
trade association representing new and used car dealers in
the Green Mountain state. Founded more than 60 years ago,
it represents 171 business members, and VADA-sponsored health
insurance covers some 2300 employees.
In 2004, healthcare spending in the state was
estimated at $3.0 billion for the year. At about the same
time, a naturopathic physician, Bernie Noe, ND and VADA found
themselves on opposite sides of a state healthcare bill, with
Noe arguing the measure would not raise costs, and industry
executives claiming it would. After lawmakers adjourned, VADA
hired Noe to develop and implement an employee wellness program
and test his theory. Noe has demonstrated, and VADA agrees,
that the clinical and economic benefits of workplace interventions
using a naturopath can be significant.