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Marathon Health Blog

Why Leadership is Essential for Employee Worksite Healthcare

Employers know healthy employees are productive employeesand they cost less. It’s no surprise that one third of large U.S. employers have chosen worksite healthcare, and more than two-thirds of U.S. employers currently offer wellness programs. When employers build a culture of wellness with supportive health resources – such as worksite health centers – they play a proactive role in improving employee health. The Washington Post reports that this approach “can help companies reduce health-care costs, cut absentee rates, and perhaps attract top talent.” But, introducing these resources isn’t enough. It’s essential to engage your leadership team to achieve results.

A Proactive Approach to Reducing Drug Costs

Prescription drug costs are rising in the U.S. leading to higher health insurance costs and access issues for your employees. As a result, Americans are finding it difficult to afford medications which leads to dangerous consequences. “In a 2013 survey, one in five adults in the U.S. said they failed to complete a prescribed course of medicine because of cost.” NPR reports that 1 in 4 patients living with diabetes have rationed their insulin due to costs more than doubling since 2012.

Predictive Health Analytics Essential to Improving Employee Health

We believe in a radically different philosophy of healthcare. We believe the best path to sustained health improvements occur when the patient is in charge. When you empower people to take control of their health, they develop new health behaviors, make smarter healthcare decisions, improve their health, and lower costs. It’s a simple equation that yields powerful results.

Diabetes Education Reduces Costs, Improves Health

More than 30 million Americans live with diabetes —96 percent of which have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a third of Americans over the age of 18 have prediabetes. What do these numbers look like in your workplace?

How 550 Purpose-Driven Employees are Transforming the U.S. Healthcare System

Unified by a shared mission, employees grow a workplace culture that achieves significant business growth

The Secret to Health Improvement? Start Small.

Health improvement begins with small behavior change. Small modifications to your diet, exercise, sleep, or daily routine can lead to significant health improvement. When we set smaller goals, we can achieve them in a healthy and realistic way.

Why Health Education is an Essential Employee Benefit

Did you know that nearly nine out of ten adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease?

When it comes to health, ignorance isn’t bliss. Health education helps your employees understand their health and act on information to make good health decisions. Through education and awareness, your employees can connect the dots between their lifestyle choices and their health. Health education can positively affect employee behavior, improve health decisions, and ultimately lead to improved health outcomes.