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Learn how improving employee health can save money for a company

Wed June 8, 2016

DuPage County employers are invited to learn how to start or continue a worksite wellness program and the financial benefits that employers gain from wellness programs.
It's a win-win situation for workers and employers. Workers-who spend roughly a third of each workday at their jobs-can benefit from wellness programs that may help employees eat better and get active, leading to increased management or prevention of chronic problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar. Employers benefit because a healthier workforce can lead to lower health care costs. Additionally, wellness programs produce healthier employees who are absent less, more productive and experience fewer injuries.
This valuable information will be presented during the 2016 Spring Coalition Meeting of FORWARD, a better health initiative of DuPage County. This meeting is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. (light breakfast and networking until 8 a.m.) to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Danada House, 3S501 Naperville Road, Wheaton.
This meeting is free and open to employers of any size company. Describing successful local worksite wellness programs will be representatives from Central DuPage Hospital, the Westin Lombard/Yorktown Center and Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will learn how improving health in the worksite can impact mortality, quality of life and health care costs.
Speaking on the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 will be special guest speaker Dr. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, president of the American Heart Association Metro Chicago Board of Directors and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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