Johnson & Johnson's Wellness & Prevention, Inc. and Lake Nona Institute Join Forces to Create Measurable Health and Wellness Community Program

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Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is pleased to announce a collaboration to examine and address today's most challenging health issues with the Lake Nona Institute, a non-profit organization that is developing health and sustainability programs in Orlando's 7,000-acre Lake Nona community.

Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is pleased to announce a collaboration to examine and address today's most challenging health issues with the Lake Nona Institute, a non-profit organization that is developing health and sustainability programs in Orlando's 7,000-acre Lake Nona community. Wellness & Prevention plans to launch a first-of-its-kind longitudinal research study that will transform the community into a living laboratory for exploring health challenges and testing new initiatives that could have a measurable impact on population health and wellness for generations to come.

Called the Lake Nona Life Study, the project will evaluate the health and wellness of participating residents, employers, employees, and students over the course of multiple years, focusing on the link between health, wellness, longevity, and quality of life. The results will create a new database of health information that will likely spur additional research projects to track and determine the factors that impact health and well-being.

"Everyone is looking for a sustainable model around wellness," said Sanjay Gupta, president of Wellness & Prevention, Inc. "The Lake Nona Life Study carves out a unique opportunity for business, academia, government, and medicine to unite on this issue and collect data beyond traditional channels. It's a rare chance to study wellness on a larger scale and care for individuals and communities at the same time."

Lake Nona research will commence with web-based personal health assessments administered by Wellness & Prevention that address health, human performance, and well-being. To ensure people can take immediate action toward health improvement, Wellness & Prevention will also provide access to its suite of HealthMedia® Digital Health Coaching programs, which combine advanced technology with strong behavioral science to aid individuals in better managing their health. The programs, designed to emulate live health coaching sessions, are highly personalized, confidential, and available 24/7.

"We are extremely excited to partner with Wellness & Prevention on this historic study," said Dr. Thaddeus Seymour, Jr., president of the Lake Nona Institute. "Our community offers a unique opportunity to design, implement, and test new approaches to health and wellness. But we believe those solutions must be grounded in rigorous, outcomes-based research, which we look forward to undertaking in the months and years ahead with our partners at Johnson & Johnson's Wellness & Prevention, Inc."

As a health and wellness solutions provider for large employers and health plans, Wellness & Prevention will apply its scalable, science-based, and tailored solutions – along with more than three decades of workforce wellness experience and deep consumer insights from parent company Johnson & Johnson – to the Lake Nona community landscape. Deploying specially designed programs, including energy management solutions from the Human Performance Institute division of Wellness & Prevention, the study will aim to examine and renew the health, energy, and performance of residents, employers, and employees.

Wellness & Prevention has been designated as a founding sponsor of the Lake Nona Institute in recognition of its commitment to making Lake Nona a pioneer health and wellness ecosystem. This collaboration, further strengthened by the support of other industry partners, will serve to change the face of population health and healthcare at large.

Wellness & Prevention is also a proud sponsor of the 2012 Lake Nona Impact Forum, an inaugural thought leadership gathering of the nation's foremost CEOs, academics, and healthcare leaders to generate and exchange ideas that accelerate the impact of health innovation. The forum will be held today through October 25 in Orlando, FL.

About Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, helps organizations renew the health, energy, and performance of their employees and members, and offers an integrated portfolio of solutions to cover a broad spectrum of population health – from wellness and prevention, to behavioral health, to chronic disease support. These solutions include culture of health assessments and programs, on-site health screenings, Energy for Performance training, health risk assessments, user portals, incentive solutions, Digital Health Coaching, telephonic coaching, on-site health coaching, participation and engagement strategies and programs, outcomes reporting, and data analytics. Wellness & Prevention solutions are supported by a unique, integrated, and scalable approach designed to help lower health care costs, drive business performance, and enhance employee satisfaction and success. For more information, visit http://www.wellnessandpreventioninc.com.

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