Atlanta, Ga. – Despite the ongoing pandemic and employee uncertainty, CHP member populations were still able to reduce their health risks and improve key health indicators. While most organizations entered 2021 with cautious optimism, they quickly found themselves amidst another year of struggle as employees faced continued health challenges magnifying and accelerating health risks. Amidst this backdrop, our Behavioral Health Coaches were helping our clients’ populations to adjust and continue making better health choices leading to better outcomes.
“Like most companies, we thought vaccinations and better processes would put the Pandemic behind us. We quickly realized we were facing another year of struggle,” says Jack Curtis, CEO of CHP. “We had put processes in place, but the average employee was still wrestling with postponed health treatments, poor eating habits, and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Our Behavioral Health Coaches worked hard to find ways to help without adding more stress to an already stressed workforce.”
Without intervention, the health of the workforce naturally degrades as employees age. Stopping and reversing this trend is core to our mission of helping employees lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives. During another year of pandemic, the nation still sees average health statistics that are not encouraging (according to a 2022 report from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine):
- 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease. 4 in 10 have 2 or more.
- Half of all Americans have cardiovascular disease.
- 1 in 3 Americans have pre-diabetes and 90% don’t know it.
- 72% of Americans are overweight or obese.
- US health care costs 3.8 trillion annually, with 90% of these costs attributed to management of chronic conditions.
This data serves as backdrop within which our Behavioral Health Coaches operate. Our purpose, as an organization, is to mitigate the natural decline of workforce health and help them move towards lower risk and lower cost of employee health.
2021 Accomplishments Across the CHP Member Population
- 42% Lost weight with an average reduction of 4.1%
- 4% Reduction in tobacco use among users
- 16% Reduction among participants testing in the diabetic level
- 18% Reduction in pre-diabetes
- 26% Reduction in hypertension
We are so very proud of the hard work done by both our clients and their coaches, as they helped improve the aggregate health of their people. These personal successes are all the more dramatic as they were accomplished with the backdrop of the continuing Pandemic. We are, once again, looking towards the new year with cautious optimism!
About Corporate Health Partners
Corporate Health Partners is a privately held corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. It has gained national recognition for its “Coaching First” approach to behavioral change with programs engineered to fit each unique organizational culture and employees. CHP’s evidence-based approach generates participation and engagement results far exceeding industry standards (more than 85% employees express satisfaction with CHP vs. the industry average of just 24%). Our work transforms organizations fostering happier, healthier employees who support one another, increase productivity, and demonstrate higher company loyalty.