Publicom's commitment is to encourage healthy lifestyles, create a healthier work environment, promote optimal productivity and assist in controlling company health costs. Our integrated health
promotions are designed to motivate employees, to create positive employee behavior and performance, to reduce employee health risks and associated medical care costs.
Workplace HealthFirst Centers Work For You
Publicom HealthFirst Centers offer your employees worksite blood pressure monitoring, weight & calorie analysis, and ongoing maintenance and health information support. Our blood pressure
computers are manufactured by LifeClinic International®, one of the world's largest suppliers of vital sign monitoring equipment. The computers are highly accurate and produced with the
same quality standards as hospital-based equipment.
Publicom HealthFirst Centers Are Cost-Effective
Studies show that regular self-monitoring can result in significant improvement in lifestyle behavior. Risk-causing behaviors, such as smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet can be modified. When
overall health improves, productivity increases. Health care costs and absenteeism go down -- morale goes up.
Publicom HealthFirst Centers Encourage Use
HealthFirst Centers can be located anywhere your employees gather - the cafeteria, rest areas, hallways, recreation areas. Because they are self-attended computers, employees use them any time,
without any special assistance. And, the center can be the focus of your overall health program.
Publicom HealthFirst Centers Are Compact and Self-Contained
Only 8 square feet, the HealthFirst Center fits any location. No staff is needed and your employees can use the equipment with no formal training. The instructional information on the units explain
what to do and takes them through the monitoring process, step-by-step. This frees health professionals to focus on employee assistance programs and immediate issues that require their direct
Publicom Offers Ongoing Health Information and Support
HealthFirst Centers are maintained and serviced on a regular basis with regular updating of health and fitness information, literature and supplies. Quality assurance inspections are performed to
comply with industry and FDA guidelines. In addition, employee usage is tracked by reading external meters.
Illness Is Just Too Expensive
The Facts On The High Cost Of Employee Illness
Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer of adults. An estimated 900,000 people die from heart-related illnesses every year. Of
these, 225,000 are part of the general work force -- a death rate that is 13.5 times greater than that of industrial accidents.
Lifestyle practices contribute significantly to health problems. Extensive clinical studies show that high blood pressure, elevated blood
cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise and stress are risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
30.8 million workers (36.5% of the total workforce) have high blood pressure. 16.7 million workers (19.7%) are at high risk for hypertensive disease. 14.1 million workers (16.8%) are at
increased risk. These workers between the ages of 45 and 74 have:
- 3 times greater risk of coronary disease.
- 4 times greater risk of congestive heart failure.
- 7 times greater risk of stroke.
26.7 million work days -- and $1.3 billion in earnings -- are lost annually to worker illness.
Employers annually spend over $600 per worker with high blood pressure.
Over $300 billion is spent on health care in the United States each year. Corporations pay the largest portion of this bill -- over $77 billion.
In many businesses, the cost of medical insurance in the workplace is second only to wages among labor costs covered by employers -- and it’s continually escalating.
Health promotions that include employee screenings help lower health care premiums and raise productivity. One study concluded that employers providing four or more health promotions
reduced their overall cost per employee by approximately 31%.