Jacksonville, Fla. and Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2012
U.S. Preventive Medicine’s The Prevention Plan™, was named a winner in the Wellness and Prevention category of Dorland Health’s Case in Point Awards. Now in its third year, the Case in Point Awards honor the most successful and innovative case management and wellness/prevention programs as well as individuals working to improve healthcare across the care continuum. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony taking place May 9, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Company Vice Chairman Ron Loeppke accepted the award on behalf of U.S. Preventive Medicine.
The Prevention Plan is a personalized, step-by-step health management program designed to help people take control of their health. Through a full Health Appraisal and comprehensive blood test panel, The Plan identifies an individual’s top health risks and designs a customized plan of action to reduce those risks. The Member is supported by health coaching, robust online tools, plan-wide challenges with rewards, a dynamic Prevention Score℠ to help them stay motivated and on track to improving their health, and an award-winning mobile health & fitness app, Macaw to manage their health anywhere.
“When people engage in our personalized Prevention Plan, it has been shown to significantly lower health risks,” said Loeppke. “This is critical to addressing the global epidemic of chronic illness that is destroying the lives of millions of individuals and disabling the economies of nations throughout the world. On behalf of our team members that share a passion for excellence in their compassion for those we serve, it is an honor for U.S. Preventive Medicine to be recognized with this prestigious Platinum Award as we strive to help make the world a healthier place.”
A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Population Health Management, “The Impact of The Prevention Plan on Employee Health Risk Reduction,” (October 2010) demonstrated that The Prevention Plan is effective in achieving measurable improvements in key health risk factors after just one year on the plan. Recent findings show that after two years on The Prevention Plan, members significantly reduced health risks in 14 of 15 key risk areas, proving that The Plan generates even greater results over the long term.
A panel of judges reviewed entries across 23 categories that encompassed care coordination efforts in diverse settings, including acute care, managed care, disease management, behavioral health, social work, rehabilitation, workers’ compensation, military healthcare, wellness and prevention programs and others.
“U.S. Preventive Medicine is working to revolutionize way people think about and manage their health, and this award illustrates the impact The Prevention Plan is having on so many individuals,” said Christopher Fey, founder, CEO and chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. “As we continue to develop new technology platforms, our core message remains the same. Prevention is the key to shrink healthcare costs, boost productivity and help people live happier, healthier lives, so they can enjoy more good years.”
About U.S. Preventive Medicine®
U.S. Preventive Medicine is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. Innovative products—The Prevention Plan™ web-based health management platform and Macaw mobile health & fitness app—are based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) and disease management by URAC. More information can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@USPM) and YouTube.