Preventing disease is one of the most common sense ways to improve health in America. But it is also a major factor for improving the economy.
More than half of all Americans currently live with one or more chronic illness, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. High rates of these diseases, which in many cases are preventable, are among the biggest drivers of U.S. health care costs and they are harming worker productivity.
Read about six examples of places around the country where employers are working with communities to provide common sense ways to make healthier choices easier for employees and their families.