March / April 2011

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March / April 2011 vol. 7-2

In This Issue

A New Group Product…Research! - In 2009, the top-ranked group health carrier (insured and ASO) was Sun Life. To help support its position, the company recently published the Canadian Health Index. The report examines the attitudes, perceptions and behaviours of Canadians towards prevention. Read More »
One Disability, Many Options, No Standards - A recent report reviews the many ways in which the disabled may access income security plans. Read More »
Ontario Residents – Join the Ontario Health Study! - About 17,000 Ontarians have already signed up to participate in this long-term population study of the causes, prevention and treatment of chronic disease. It takes 20-30 minutes to enrol, with brief optional follow-up surveys annually. Read More »
Six Pillars and One Dashboard - A new workplace health study relied on about 300 interviews at ten US companies that have sponsored successful health promotion programs. The authors identified six pillars that support “strategically integrated” programs. They also constructed a useful dashboard of metrics focusing on potential benefits for both employees and the organization. All these are useful for Canadian employers. Read More »
The Easy Life…is Shorter - Canadians have reported increasing levels of physical activity…but more of us are overweight and obese, and have Type 2 diabetes. Muscular strength and flexibility have been declining for thirty years. Read More »
What’s the Right Number of Pharmacies? - The pharmacy industry has claimed stores would be closed as a result of a staged 50% reduction in the price of generic drugs in Ontario. But how many pharmacies do we need? Read More »
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