Wellness Councils of America Platinum Level of Achievement - Well Workplace Awards Initiative
ACOEM Corporate Health Achievement Award
Wellness Councils of America Gold Level of Achievement - Well Workplace Awards Initiative
What is The Healthy LifeStyle Program?
The Healthy LifeStyle Program is the center of Cianbro’s Wellness Program. The program guides participants toward optimal health behaviors by identifying risks and providing the education and coaching necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Focus is on major preventable health risk behaviors - tobacco use, nutrition, obesity, exercise and controllable, measurable health risks such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additional components include childhood activity and nutrition, wise health care utilization, self-care, preventive screening education and other areas which team members have a specific interest.
Health coaches provide ongoing counseling at follow-up interviews and track progress over time, utilizing Cianbro Wellness Tracking Software. The ultimate goal of the intervention is to improve the overall health status of participants, their quality of life, and productivity at work while reducing the need for, use and cost of health care both in the long and short term.
We have built the Healthy LifeStyle Program to help team members and spouses become aware of their at-risk health behaviors. We partner a health coach with them to turn these risks around and limit health care costs. Participants reap the benefits of good health by saving money on medical costs, and also earn additional credits toward medical premiums.
The following graph compares the change in behavior risk level for participants in the Healthy LifeStyle Program who joined the program between January 2003 and December 2008 (blue bars) and where they are December 2008 (red bars). Medium risk levels have reduced while those in the low risk category has increased.
By offering a way to work on at-risk health behaviors, and with our team's participation, Cianbro can continue to offer a robust medical plan. Without the help of our team members, costs might rise and quality might decrease. We all have a responsibility to be good consumers of our company benefits. Working together, we can control health care costs and keep them affordable. The following graph illustrates Cianbro’s trend of total health costs in comparison to the national trend.