Campaign aims to help employers target chronic disease

Elk Grove Village, IL – The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has launched a yearlong campaign to help employers address chronic diseases among their workers.

The campaign includes tools to help employers determine the cost of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. One of those tools is the Blueprint for Health, a free online calculator that estimates health-related expenses.

According to an ACOEM press release, the campaign is part of the Healthy Workforce Now initiative, which ACOEM started in 2009 in an effort to help improve the health of workers and make health and wellness part of efforts to reform health care.

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