National Companies Support HPM Bootcamp

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Healthways, Inc. and The Fort Hill Company expand their presence in the health and productivity management space via new employer training initiative.

we have designed and multi-accredited HPM Bootcamp for medical directors, occupational health nurses, human resource specialists, case managers, vocational specialists and other connected professionals involved in the dynamically changing HPM environment. The goal is to provide the most comprehensive and cutting edge learning experience ever offered.

HPM Bootcamp, a nationwide series of three-day, intensive training sessions geared toward corporate leaders in search of a hands-on approach to implementing health and productivity management strategies, announces sponsorship support by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Healthways, Inc. and The Fort Hill Company. The first of 18 executive training events -- featuring an evidence-based and outcomes-driven focus with insights from a nationally-known faculty -- will be hosted by the Employers Coalition for Healthcare Options (ECHO), November 14-16 in Birmingham, Ala. Upcoming learning events also will be held in Southern California, January 30 – February 1, 2007, Bethesda, Md., February 20-22, 2007, Kansas City, Kan., March 20-22, 2007 and

Atlanta, Ga. April 17-19, 2007.

“The aim is to deliver 30,000-foot-level theory down to the street for a higher return on investment,” says Les C. Meyer, a seasoned health care strategist and CEO of HPM Advisors, Inc., a Denver, Colo.-based think tank whose training arm is HPM Bootcamp. Meyer continues, “Our sponsoring partners share our passion for creating a better health care system and recognize the effectiveness of our approach that includes expert faculty, customized learning and PostCamp 365™ year-long implementation program.”

Healthways, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., is the leading and largest provider of specialized, comprehensive Health and Care SupportSM programs and services, including disease management, high-risk care management and outcomes-driven wellness to health plans, employers and government. The Company provides Health and Care Support services for more than 2.2 million people nationwide. Healthways helps people lead healthier lives while reducing overall healthcare costs. As The Health/Care Trust ChannelSM, Healthways provides people the support they need when they need it to enable them to make better choices and achieve better health outcomes.

The Fort Hill Company in Montchanin, Del., is the global leader in follow-through management technology and know-how. The company provides tools, knowledge and support services to ensure that strategic, business and learning objectives are converted into business results. More than 30,000 managers in roughly 48 countries have used Fort Hill’s proprietary Web-based tools in the past five years to ensure the follow-through necessary to deliver results — several of which are Fortune 500 companies.

HPM Bootcamp attendees, who are able to earn continuing education units and medical education credits, will be instructed on immediately actionable steps to improve health and productivity and strive for better work-life balance in hopes of attracting and retaining a high-performance workforce, and boosting profitability. They also will learn how to build a business case and operating plan, plus harness robust administration processes and company-wide performance measurement systems.

A multi-disciplinary approach to health and productivity management is the key to success, notes Kathleen Moreo, president of the accredited medical and professional education provider PRIME®. “For this reason,” she says, “we have designed and multi-accredited HPM Bootcamp for medical directors, occupational health nurses, human resource specialists, case managers, vocational specialists and other connected professionals involved in the dynamically changing HPM environment. The goal is to provide the most comprehensive and cutting edge learning experience ever offered.”

HPM Bootcamp is sponsored in part by Wyeth (NYSE:WYE), a global leader in prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription consumer health care products, and pharmaceuticals for animal health. Wyeth's products are sold in more than 145 countries, and its product portfolio includes innovative treatments across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Wyeth's worldwide resources include 52,000 employees, manufacturing facilities on four continents, and a unique research and technology base encompassing small molecules, the traditional source for most medicines today; biopharmaceuticals, and the products of genetic engineering that will give us the next wave innovative therapies; and vaccines. With this depth of resources, Wyeth will continue to lead the way in the development of novel therapies that address critical global health needs. Wyeth’s mission is to bring to the world pharmaceutical and health care products that

improve lives and deliver outstanding value to our customers and shareholders. Our vision is to lead the way to a healthier world. By carrying out this vision at every level of our organization, we will be recognized by our employees, customers, and shareholders as the best pharmaceutical company in the world, resulting in value for all.

HPM Advisors is a think tank of national experts creating answers to the problem of health care in America. Its training arm, HPM Bootcamp, is the vehicle that moves 30,000-foot theory into actionable health and productivity management strategies for employers of all sizes. HPM Bootcamp is a nationwide series of accredited, intensive training sessions that focus on the approach, design and implementation of health and productivity management programs with immediately actionable information. Unlike anything currently available in the market, each HPM Bootcamp event actually spans more than one year with PreCamp™ required learning and PostCamp 365™ Implementation and follow-through programs. Learn more about the program and faculty at http://www.HPMBootcamp.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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