Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
U. S. Preventive Medicine (http://www.USPM.com) announced today the County of Peoria, Illinois, has contracted USPM to provide The Prevention Plan™ Population Health Management Program for County employees. The announcement was made by USPM CEO Robert Tazioli. USPM is an accredited global health management firm engaging consumers in recognizing and improving their health status.
The Prevention Plan employs a three-tiered approach to preventive medicine. The primary tier is wellness education and awareness. The secondary tier is screening for early detection and diagnosis. The tertiary tier is early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability.
“Employee engagement is the key to success in driving better health results for our customers,” explained Mr. Tazioli. “The secondary success factor is awareness of your health status – specifically, your numbers. What we have seen is when employees know their numbers they are more likely to engage and participate. The Prevention Plan and The Prevention Score bring those numbers to light, explain what the numbers mean in terms of risk factors, let employees know how to decrease their risks, and ultimately provide a roadmap to achieve and maintain a healthy status. Our easy-to-use web-based health management platform and smart phone application go where the employee goes."
About the County of Peoria
Peoria County, Illinois (population 183,433) combines small-town charm with the amenities of a big city. It ranks among the top three U.S. counties relative to the ratio between quality of life and cost of living. The county encompasses 629 square miles and is bordered on the east by the Illinois River, which carries 39 million tons of freight through the county each year. There are many public parks available to residents and visitors each year, including the 3,500-acre Jubilee State Park and the 1,855–acre Wildlife Prairie Park. The Peoria Park District also has approximately 6,000 preservation acres. The Peoria area is home to Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Midstate College, Robert Morris University, and the University of Illinois-College of Medicine. There are 103 public schools within the County, as well as a number of private schools. Three hospitals, each with more than 225 beds, serve Peoria County and the surrounding communities.
About U.S. Preventive Medicine
U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM) is a privately held, global company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. USPM is focused on improving the quality of life, saving lives, and reducing costs by providing individuals with a roadmap to better health. The Prevention Plan and Macaw Mobile Health Manager are innovative consumer-centered products delivered via the web and mobile devices – tablets and smart phones. Our approach focuses on consumer engagement and is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine.
Primary – Wellness and Health Promotion
Secondary – Screening for early detection/diagnosis
Tertiary – Early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability
USPM provides products and services that allow health risk bearing entities including employers, health plans, providers, as well as consumers, lower their healthcare costs by producing better outcomes. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and disease management by URAC.