StayWell Executive to Present at 2016 CDC Forum

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Chief Health Officer, David Anderson, to discuss wellness incentive research

Yardley, Penn. (Jan. 11, 2016) – StayWell announced today that David Anderson, Ph.D., chief health officer, will present at the 2016 US Healthiest HealthLead™ Annual Forum, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), January 14-15 in Atlanta, GA.

The event will recognize corporate and academic institutions that have received US Healthiest HealthLead™ accreditation in 2015 for their demonstration of best practices in health management and well-being. The forum provides organizations and invitees with the opportunity to share best practices in workplace health and well-being, listen to leaders in employee health, and recommend ideas for addressing and improving outcomes.

In its more than 35 years as a health engagement and behavior change solutions company, StayWell has been a leading voice and research authority on the use of incentives in workplace wellness.

“A comprehensive workplace wellness program can improve the health status of a population or an individual, reduce health care spending, and improve productivity and performance,” said Anderson. “Research has shown that incentives, when culturally aligned and implemented over time in support of a comprehensive program, may be a useful tactic in a broader engagement strategy.”

Anderson’s presentation will review basic drivers of human behavior, summarize research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of wellness incentives, and discuss the use of incentives in workplace health. While acknowledging their impact on participation and short-term change, the presentation will focus attention on the limits of financial incentives in driving and sustaining employee engagement in wellness.

Anderson will present during a track on incentives on Friday, January 15 at 10:15 a.m., EST. For more information or to register visit Healthiest HealthLead™ Forum.

About StayWell
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions that address its clients’ evolving needs. We fuse expertise in health engagement and the science of behavior change with an integrated portfolio of solutions and robust content assets to effectively engage people to make positive health care decisions. StayWell programs have received numerous top industry honors, including the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and the Web Health Award for health engagement programs. StayWell also has received URAC and NCQA accreditation for several of its programs. StayWell is headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and also has major locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Paul, Minnesota. To learn more, visit

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