Obesity and resulting chronic conditions are estimated to cost Texas businesses an extra $32 billion by 2030* in healthcare, lost productivity, absenteeism and disability. To help mid-sized employers in Texas overcome this obstacle, Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with Vitality Group, a global leader in corporate health and wellness, to offer the Vitality program to improve the health and wellness of their employees.
An established leader in research, health sciences education and patient care, Baylor College of Medicine was recognized as one of the top five 2016 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America and has offered Vitality for its own employees for three years.
“We’ve seen the impact Vitality has made as part of our own BCM BeWell program and know that Texas employers, especially those with less than 1,500 employees, are struggling to improve the health and well-being of their workforce,” said Dane Friend, Vice President of Human Resources at Baylor College of Medicine. “Through this unique arrangement, businesses can take advantage of a proven program that will improve the health of their employees, and ultimately the community at large.”
Kenneth Sloan, Vice President, Sales for Vitality Group, added “Many mid-sized businesses find it difficult to offer wellness programs as part of their benefits offering, missing a real opportunity to motivate their employees for real long-term health change that can significantly impact their productivity and financial bottom line. We share a commitment to make people healthier, and Baylor College of Medicine is the perfect fit to bring this solution to Texas employers. We look forward to continuing to work with them as not only a client, but an agency collaborator.”
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