July 2008

businesshealth® e-news
July 2008 vol. 4-2
Issue At A Glance
  • Not just about money: The Cancer Advocacy Coalition’s 2007 Report
  • Employers speak in the 2008 sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey
  • ESI Canada sounds the alarm
  • Obesity management: Good for public health; bad for public purse
  • Key issues in Canadian wellness programs
 
 

 

In This Issue

ESI Canada sounds the alarm - This year’s ESI Canadian Outcomes Conference wasn’t just trend lines and pie charts. ESI Canada’s President Michael Biskey challenged the private payer community to respond to a number of recent marketplace events. Read More »
Key issues in Canadian wellness programs - There is very little published, arms-length, peer-reviewed research on Canadian workplace health promotion strategies or programs. This often leaves employers and their advisors relying on old data, anecdote, international studies, or on information that may be biased or incomplete. Read More »
Not just about money: The Cancer Advocacy Coalition’s 2007 Report - The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada produces the annual Report Card on Cancer in Canada. While full of numbers and costs, it also includes a compelling human perspective on living with this disease. Read More »
Obesity management: Good for public health; bad for public purse - A major motivation for investing in disease prevention is to reduce costs. For example, it seems obvious that healthcare dollars spent on heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers would be saved if obese people returned to normal weight. This appears to be true, but only until middle age. Read More »
Employers speak in the 2008 sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey - The sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey is the "barometer" of employee perceptions of their health benefits, their workplace, and the Canadian healthcare system. Now in its eleventh year, it was recently cited in an international report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the World Economic Forum. Read More »
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