Did you know that more than 3 out 4 federal workers has at least one chronic condition? That less than a third is currently being treated? That productivity losses just for the federal workforce amount to more than $6 billion a year and the equivalent of 26,000 people not showing up at work each day? The costs of chronic diseases clearly extend well beyond the costs of medical care.
As National Employee Wellness Month comes to a close, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) has partnered with Integrated Benefits Institute to highlight these important issues, the implications as well as the impact that private sector solution can have on overall productivity. Sponsored by the Congressional Wellness Caucus, this event will focus on the full costs and consequences of chronic disease and the importance of understanding economic losses in policy considerations. The panelists will explore the hidden costs of chronic disease, its impact on employers and our economy, ways to address these issues nationally, and more specifically:
- Total costs of chronic conditions, including “hidden” costs of productivity losses
- Workforce issues with aging populations and the need to focus on chronic disease prevention AND management.
- How employers are defining “value” of healthcare and incorporating productivity factors – disability, workers comp, absences.
- Existing programs that work to address chronic disease from a total cost perspective AND improve health.
- Dr. Thomas Parry, President, Integrated Benefits Institute
- Dr. Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
- Dr. Bruce Sherman, Medical Director, Employer’s Health Coalition
- Charlie Moore, Vice President for Healthways Government Market, Healthways
Thursday, June 26, 2014
12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
A boxed lunch will be served in compliance with the Widely Attended Event exception to the Congressional Gift Ban.
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515
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