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Well City Overview Professional Dimensions

  1. 2. Healthy Lifestyle Could Help Lower Health Care Costs <ul><li>All of us have played a role in making our health care system more expensive and less efficient than it should be, and it will take all of us to fix it. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers play an important role.  The total bill for delivering health care in our country would decline precipitously if more Americans adopted healthy eating habits and exercised regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are also recognizing that a healthy work force increases productivity and reduces employee turnover.  If employers committed to promoting healthy living and created incentives for employees to live healthier lifestyles, health care costs would moderate and decline. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Healthy Lifestyle Could Help Lower Health Care Costs <ul><li>Insurers have developed extensive programs to mitigate costs that impact provider and facility costs, often putting them at odds with doctors and hospitals.  Insurers should develop reimbursement strategies that facilitate cooperation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Insurers must become more user-friendly and earn stakeholders trust regarding health care through increased transparency and providing simple explanations for why benefits decisions are made.  </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Clarity about reimbursement practices and benefits would assist in managing expectations of consumers and providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors and hospitals play a critical role in improving the efficiency and affordability of our health care system.  Market-based reforms will lead to a system of best practices that improve care and increase efficiency. </li></ul>Healthy Lifestyle Could Help Lower Health Care Costs
  4. 5. <ul><li>Pharmaceutical companies could lower health care costs by working to combat misinformation.  In many instances, the generic brand is identical and costs 60 to 80 percent less, yet drug company advertising influences consumers to view generics as inferior and pressures employers to cover brand version. </li></ul><ul><li>The federal government has the largest role.  By reducing provider and hospital reimbursements and subsidies to the states in recent years, the government has engaged in cost shifting.  The federal government should review the effect of its actions and take whatever steps necessary to ensure cost-shifting doesn’t occur. </li></ul>Healthy Lifestyle Could Help Lower Health Care Costs
  5. 6. Six Unhealthy Truths Tell the Story of the Rise of Chronic Disease and It’s Impact on Health and Health Care <ul><li>Truth #1: Chronic Diseases are the #1 cause of death and disability in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Truth #2: Chronic diseases account for 75% of the nation’s health care spending. </li></ul><ul><li>Truth #3: About two-thirds of the rise in health care spending is due to the rise in the prevalence of treated chronic disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Truth #4: The doubling of obesity between 1987 and today accounts for nearly 30% of the rise in health care spending. </li></ul><ul><li>Truth #5: The vast majority of cases of chronic disease could be better prevented or managed. </li></ul><ul><li>Truth #6: Many Americans (five in six) are unaware of the extent to which chronic disease harms their health – and their wallets. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Rise of Chronic Disease and It’s Impact on Health and Health Care <ul><li>One of the east formulas to remember is: Cost of Health Care equals the Unit price of the Service multiplied by Utilization. We’ve been tweaking “unit price” all along (e.g., discounts, PPOs, HMOs and global fees). We’ve also been shifting the unit price to the participants (e.g., deductibles, co-pays and percentages), all under the name of consumer-driven health care. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time to realize that the savings lie in early detection and maintenance of chronic disease. </li></ul><ul><li>As an example, in Wisconsin, there are nearly 2 million adults living with at least one chronic illness. That is 44% of the state’s population. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Rise of Chronic Disease and It’s Impact on Health and Health Care <ul><li>These illnesses, many of which could have been prevented, will decrease life expectancy, cause disability, reduce worker productivity and tax our health care system. </li></ul><ul><li>They will cost the Wisconsin economy $26.4 billion in direct and indirect expenditures. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic disease accounts for a staggering 80% of every dollar spent on health care in Wisconsin and across the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Given the magnitude of the crisis, the entire health care community has come together to firm the Partnership for Fight Chronic Disease. </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Preventable Causes of Death in Wisconsin <ul><li>Tobacco: 8,100 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Poor diet: Physical inactivity: 6,900 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Microbial agents: 1,700 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol: 1,600 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic agents: 1,000 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Medical errors: 1,300 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Vehicles: 800 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Firearms: 400 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual behavior: 400 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Uninsurance: 300 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Illicit drug use: 300 +/- deaths per year in Wisconsin </li></ul>
  9. 10. Milestones in Contemporary America <ul><li>Hostess introduced Twinkies, 1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Kroc franchises the McDonald Brothers, 1955 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And then introduces “supersizing,” 1993 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. A Weighty Toll on Employers <ul><li>Obesity costs U.S. companies $13 billion annually </li></ul><ul><li>These workers have 36% higher medical costs than fit employees </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Chronic Impact <ul><li>The 10 most common chronic conditions among U.S. workers and average number of lost annual work hays per person with the illness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression – 25.6 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer – 16.9 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory Disorders – 14.7 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asthma – 12 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migraines – 10.7 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies – 8.2 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart Disease – 6.8 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arthritis – 5.9 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes – 2 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertension – 1 day </li></ul></ul>Chronic disease has $1 TRILLION impact on U.S. lost productivity each year.
  12. 13. The Well City Initiative <ul><li>Well City USA is a national initiative of the Wellness Councils of America , the country’s premier resource for worksite wellness. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Well City status requires that at least 20 percent of a community’s workforce be employed by designated Well Workplaces . </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee is one of only three communities selected by WELCOA to initiate a Well City project in 2007 and has 36 months to achieve the goal of having at least 20 percent of its workforce or 50,000 employees, working for designated Well Workplaces. </li></ul>
  13. 14. For the Health of It! <ul><li>By taking part in Milwaukee’s Well City initiative, we are: </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the health, wellbeing and productivity of your workforce and our community </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing the burden of health care costs for corporations and the region as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing recruitment and retention of top talent by enhancing Milwaukee’s image as a healthy place to live and work </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the perception of our region as leading not lagging </li></ul>
  14. 15. Creating a New “Norm” <ul><li>Communicates a new norm for the community and the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Raises the bar on health and lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Turns up the volume on positive health and lifestyle behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a ripple effect related to wellness </li></ul>
  15. 16. Partner Organizations <ul><li>The Well City Milwaukee initiative has been made possible through the collaboration of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Milwaukee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater Milwaukee Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot; Our commitment to being a Well City is a commitment to a healthier workforce and a strong regional economy.&quot; Tom Barrett – Mayor </li></ul>
  16. 17. The Business Community Supports Well City Milwaukee <ul><li>Froedtert & Community Health </li></ul><ul><li>Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Milwaukee Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Helwig Carbon Products </li></ul><ul><li>Independence First </li></ul><ul><li>Interra Health </li></ul><ul><li>J.H. Findorff & Son Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Kahler Slater </li></ul><ul><li>Logisens </li></ul><ul><li>Lynde and Harry Bradley </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>M&I Bank </li></ul><ul><li>MATC </li></ul><ul><li>MGIC </li></ul><ul><li>Actuant Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Alverno College </li></ul><ul><li>Assurant Health </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Center of WI </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Hospital & Health System </li></ul><ul><li>City of Milwaukee </li></ul><ul><li>CleanPower </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia St. Mary's </li></ul><ul><li>Concentra Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>Creation Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Savior Holy Angels High School </li></ul><ul><li>Elite Fitness and Racquet Clubs </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Business Community Supports Well City Milwaukee <ul><li>MRA </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>The Mark Travel Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Medical College of Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee Athletic Club </li></ul><ul><li>Milwaukee Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Northwestern Mutual </li></ul><ul><li>Outpost Natural Foods </li></ul><ul><li>P&H Mining Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Park Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Quad Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Robert W. Baird </li></ul><ul><li>Rockwell Automation </li></ul><ul><li>S-F Analytical Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Sensia Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>The Business Journal </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee </li></ul><ul><li>United Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>We Energies </li></ul><ul><li>Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>YMCA of Metro Milwaukee </li></ul>
  18. 19. Sponsoring Organizations <ul><li>The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has taken a leadership role in this endeavor – donating a senior leader as Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>The Wellness Council of Wisconsin provides critical technical assistance and support </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate support through sponsorship of Well City is critical to ensure the sustainability of this initiative for the next three years. </li></ul><ul><li>Funds raised will be allocated for a number of important functions including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Resources and Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well City Web Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well City Training Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing and Public Relations </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Current Sponsors <ul><ul><li>Aurora Health Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Hospital and Health System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Froedtert & Community Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marshall & Ilsley Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwestern Mutual Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Park Bank Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert W. Baird & Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We Energies through Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Ways to Get Involved <ul><li>Here are some of the ways you can participate in Milwaukee’s Well City initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a Well Workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Well City USA initiative evolved from WELCOA’s Well Workplace Awards process, a national accreditation program for worksite health promotion that assists employers to build and sustain results oriented wellness programs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate to the cause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support our efforts through financial and service contributions that will further our goal. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer your time and energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We need as many people as possible to help administer this initiative and spread the word about why it’s important. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Well Workplace Designation <ul><li>To achieve Well Workplace designation, a company’s wellness program must include WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks of Success* : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Senior Level Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Cohesive Wellness Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection to Ensure a Results-Orientated Approach Including a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Written Annual Plan with Measurable Goals and Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion Interventions Based on Data Collection and Operating Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Supportive, Health-Promoting Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careful Evaluation of Program Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once all of these elements are in place for at least 12 months, an employer is eligible to apply for Well Workplace designation, including local and national recognition as one of America’s Healthiest Companies. </li></ul><ul><li>* These are modified for a small business environments of <50 employees. </li></ul>
  22. 23. The Cost? <ul><li>The membership fee to join the Wellness Council is $495 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no fee related to Well City Milwaukee participation, aside from reasonable workshop, event or meeting costs </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship opportunities are available but sponsorship is not a condition of participation </li></ul>
  23. 24. Sponsorship Opportunities <ul><li>GOLD SPONSORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logo and Link on Well City Web Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name on Well City Letterhead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal recognition at all Well City events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Point recognition at promotional events where applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion in Well City Press Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listing in Well City Paid advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table at Well City Events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$60,000 three year investment/$20,000 per year </li></ul>
  24. 25. Sponsorship Opportunities <ul><li>SILVER SPONSORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listing on Well City Web Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Point Recognition at Well City events where applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion in Well City Press Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four seats at all Well City events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$30,000 three year investment/$10,000 per year </li></ul>
  25. 26. Sponsorship Opportunities <ul><li>BRONZE SPONSORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Point Recognition at Well City events where applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion in Well City Press Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two tickets to Well City Events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$15,000 three year investment/$5,000 per year </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>To learn more about how you or your company can take part in the Well City initiative, contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Janet McMahon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Director, Well City Milwaukee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>414-274-0756 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theresa Islo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Council of Wisconsin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>414-291-9355 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dick Tillmar, Co-Chair Well City Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diversified Insurance Services, Inc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>262-574-0440 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary Meehan, Co-Chair Well City Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alverno College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>414-382-6064 </li></ul></ul></ul>Contact Well City Milwaukee
  27. 28. The Well City Progress <ul><li>Newest Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interra Health, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Manpower, The Business Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well City Milwaukee has received a one year development/planning grant from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Fund (MCW) that will support continued “coalition” building and the development of an evaluation plan for the initiative. The faculty partner on this project is Dr. Jane Morley Kotchen. Grant award is $49,996 and the grant cycle runs from 7/08 to 6/09. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. The Well city progress <ul><li>Well City has attracted media attention that led to radio interviews on NPR and WMYX. </li></ul><ul><li>The first six installments on a workplace wellness series in the Business Journal, donated by the YMCA. </li></ul><ul><li>Training sessions on the community calendar have been held for community organizations that provide health and wellness education and events. </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>Quarterly networking meetings continue to be held for wellness and human resource representatives from the participating employer groups. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting evaluations indicated that: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>96% agreed or strongly agreed that the meeting enhanced their understanding of the Well Workplace Accreditation process. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>78% agreed or strongly agreed that the meeting enhanced their confidence of the Well Workplace accreditation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>92% agreed or strongly agrees that the meeting enhanced their connection to Well City Milwaukee. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% agreed or strongly agreed that the meeting was valuable and worth their time. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>If your organization has events that are wellness or health related, we encourage you to use the www.wellcitymilwaukee.org calendar to promote your event. It is free and training can be done easily over the phone. </li></ul>The Well City Progress

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