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  • 1. Safe, Healthy, and Engaged How Protecting and Promoting the Healthof Your Employees Can Build a Culture of Wellness Webinar with June 10, 2011 L. Casey Chosewood, MD Sr. Medical Officer, Total Worker Health National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1
  • 2. Disclaimer The mention of organizations and commercial entities and products in this presentation is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent an endorsement by CDC or the US Department of Health and Human Services. The views herein represent those of the authors and presenter. For official guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit 2
  • 3. The U.S. Has a Critical Shortage of Health The U.S. spends > $2 trillion every year on healthcare more than any other country. Yet, among all countries of the world, the U.S. ranks: 35th in infant mortality prevention 30th in life expectancy at birth 3
  • 4. The U.S. Has a Critical Shortage of Health The US is one of the leading countries for cancer risk-- largely due to tobacco Coronary heart disease rates are high, diabetes rates and risk factors are increasing High levels of violence-related death are present Leading causes of premature death: tobacco, poor diet and physical inactivity, alcohol, microbial agents, toxic agents, motor vehicle crashes, firearm-related incidents, sexual behaviors, drugs 4
  • 5. We spend less than four cents of every health care dollar on prevention and public health even though eighty percent of the risk factors involved in the leading causes of death are behavior-related and thus preventable. President Barack Obama 5
  • 6. Whats Driving Up the Cost of Healthcare? Increasing prevalence of disease Especially obesity, diabetes, and heart disease Continuing technological innovations Increasing treatment intensity and duration Delivery system inefficiencies Over- and under-utilization 6
  • 7. Between 1987 to 2005, healthcare utilizationincreased significantly Mental Health Conditions 242% Elevated Lipids 860% High Blood Pressure 62% Diabetes 100% Pulmonary Disease 94% Back Pain 180% 7
  • 8. Quick Quiz QuestionCompared to one generation ago, how muchwould a dozen eggs cost today if they had risenin price at the same rate as healthcare? 8
  • 9. Quick Quiz Answer $80.25(thats $6.69 per egg) 9
  • 10. The Deadliest Threats Facing CDC Cardiovascular Disease CancerExtreme diet Extreme environment Diabetes Preventable Injury Extreme convenience Extreme aging 10
  • 11. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults, 1990 (*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs overweight for 54 person)No Data