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2013-09-04 08:30:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults spend a majority of their waking hours on the job and with health care spending growing at an unsustainable rate, forward-thinking employers are leveraging the workplace as a setting for improving the health of the U.S. population and reducing avoidable costs. To recognize organizations for health promotion and wellness programs that produce documented health improvements and cost savings, The Health Project announced Dell as the...

2013-03-12 08:30:26

Five New Board Members Join The Health Project WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Health Project announced the call for applications for its 2013 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, a recognition presented to organizations that implement and rigorously evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. The application, which is due by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 24, 2013, is now available and can be accessed online at www.TheHealthProject.com....

2013-02-27 08:29:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 25, 2013, C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, passed away at the age of 96. "We will miss Dr. Koop dearly, but his notable contributions to public health and health promotion will live on," said Dr. Ron Goetzel, president and CEO of The Health Project. "The Health Project Board Members offer Dr. Koop's wife, children, family and friends our sincere condolences. America lost an important figure in public health." Dr....

2012-09-06 02:32:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapidly rising health care costs, coupled with an epidemic increase in obesity rates have led forward-thinking businesses to institute health promotion and wellness programs that can simultaneously improve their workers' health and reduce company spending. To recognize organizations for efforts that produce documented health improvements and cost savings, The Health Project announced the winners of its 2012 C. Everett Koop National Health...

2010-08-17 08:10:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its health promotion program that has demonstrated effectiveness in improving the health of workers while at the same time promoting efficient use of resources, Medical Mutual of Ohio was selected as one of three U.S. employers to receive the prestigious C. Everett Koop National Health Award for 2010. Medical Mutual will be presented the award on September 29 at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Conference in Orlando,...

2009-07-21 12:37:00

Organizations are recognized for improving health and saving money through health promotion and disease prevention WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Project announced this week that it has awarded the prestigious C. Everett Koop National Health Award to three organizations with documented evidence that their health promotion and disease prevention programs have improved the health of employees while saving money for their organizations. The 2009 winners include...