Turn Good Health into Wealth

Business owners nationwide agree; the health of your employees influences your company’s bottom line.

When your team feels good, they’re more productive, making your company more profitable. If your staff is not feeling well, productivity slips, deadlines are missed, customers become frustrated, targeted goals are off target and revenue is reduced. That’s why CEOs across the United States recognize the necessity for worksite health promotion. To learn more about worksite health promotion go to www.prevent.org and read “Leading by Example,” a report by CEOs for CEOs regarding the paradigm shift from the “cost of health care to the total value of health.”

Health Risks Influence Excess Health Costs

graphic of excess health costs

Source: Goetzel RZ, et al. The relationship between modifiable health risks and health care expenditures. J Occup Environ Med 1998;40:843-854

Get More Greenbacks from Green Mountain

Led by Vermont-licensed naturopathic physician Dr. Bernie Noe of Montpelier, Vermont, Green Mountain Wellness Solutions (GMWS) provides education, screening and intervention services to improve the health and productivity of your employees, which leads to greater revenue for your organization.

Dr. Bernie Noe recieving the Governor's Worksite Wellness Program Award

Pictured above is Dr. Bernie Noe, the creator of the breakthrough “Jump Start to Better Health” wellness program for the Vermont Automobile Dealers Association (VADA), which led to the Association’s receipt of the Governor’s Gold Medal Worksite Wellness Award. The award is given by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Pictured left to right are Marilyn Miller (executive director of the VADA), Vermont Governor James Douglas, and Dr. Bernie Noe.

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Study quantifies clinical and financial benefits

(PORTLAND, OR) – August 9, 2006 – The Vermont Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) is a statewide trade association representing new and used car dealers in the Green Mountain state. Founded more than 60 years ago, it represents 171 business members, and VADA-sponsored health insurance covers some 2300 employees.

In 2004, healthcare spending in the state was estimated at $3.0 billion for the year. At about the same time, a naturopathic physician, Bernie Noe, ND and VADA found themselves on opposite sides of a state healthcare bill, with Noe arguing the measure would not raise costs, and industry executives claiming it would. After lawmakers adjourned, VADA hired Noe to develop and implement an employee wellness program and test his theory. Noe has demonstrated, and VADA agrees, that the clinical and economic benefits of workplace interventions using a naturopath can be significant.
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