Employees can be their own best bodyguard. And every preventive step they take over time helps build a culture of health in your workplace.

More than 75 percent of the U.S.’s $1.4 trillion of medical care costs are spent treating people with chronic diseases.  Much of this cost could be reduced with appropriate preventive services like screenings and immunizations.

Take advantage of this educational tool kit! Encourage employees get routine preventive care and to ask their doctors any questions to help them live well and stay productive.  

Sources:
AHRQ Focus on Research: Prevention Research Highlights. AHRQ Publication No. 02-M018, March 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/focus/focprev.htm

Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age—Checklist for Your Next Checkup. AHRQ Publication No. APPIP03-0011, Revised February 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen.htm

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age—Checklist for Your Next Checkup. AHRQ Publication No. APPIP03-0008, January 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom.htm

Chronic Disease Overview. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. November 2005. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/overview.htm#2