Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association

@article{Carnethon2009WorksiteWP,
  title={Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association},
  author={M. Carnethon and L. Whitsel and B. A. Franklin and P. Kris-Etherton and R. Milani and C. Pratt and G. R. Wagner},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={120},
  pages={1725-1741}
}
  • M. Carnethon, L. Whitsel, +4 authors G. R. Wagner
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
  • With >130 million Americans employed across the United States, workplaces provide a large audience for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke prevention activities. Experience has shown that workplace wellness programs are an important strategy to prevent the major shared risk factors for CVD and stroke, including cigarette smoking, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, physical inactivity, and diabetes. An estimated 25% to 30% of companies’ medical costs per year are spent on employees with… CONTINUE READING
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