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10 years 2006–2016

2016 REPORT 10 Years of Progress + BETTER HEALTH

10-year population health improvements

+ IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Less sick leave and higher work satisfaction for employees with healthy habits

+ VALUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Return-on-Investment through cost savings and cost avoidance


When University of Iowa employees become healthier, they use less sick leave, work more effectively, and are able to perform to their full potential at work and home.

Employees with

BETTER HEALTH 3,317 of the same faculty and staff completed the Personal

DEONE’S STORY Deone Pedersen, Tippie College of Business, has

Health Assessment over a 10-year timespan, in 2006 and 2016. This group showed marked improvements in all areas.

participated in liveWELL since 2008. While working

10 YEAR HEALTH IMPROVEMENT (2006-2016)

individually with Health Coach Erin Litton, she had a

GOOD NUTRITION improvement from 2006 to 2016

breakthrough. “On a hike I was challenged to walk on terrain that was

43%

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY improvement from 2006 to 2016

more difficult than anything I had done before, but I found that I could do it and I liked it! I worked with Erin to find an activity tracker, and we put a walking plan in place that includes walking to and from work. The walking plan and accountability of my health

66%

57%

69%

EATING FRUITS & VEGGIES improvement from 2006 to 2016 51%

63%

STRESS MANAGEMENT improvement from 2006 to 2016 79% 86%

coach has improved my health, happiness, and ability to travel, which is something I am passionate about.”

NON-SMOKING STATUS improvement from 2006 to 2016 93% 97%

Deone Pedersen Tippie College of Business “The data bucks normal trends by showing that as our employees have aged by 10 years since the liveWELL launch, they are reporting the adoption of more healthy habits. Typically, we see that as people increase their work and family responsibilities, health behaviors such as regular activity, a healthy weight, and the ability to manage stress fall by the wayside. These impressive 10-year improvements demonstrate a positive culture around healthy lifestyles at the University of Iowa.” Megan Hammes Director, UI Wellness “One of the reasons that Deone and so many others have seen such marked success can be attributed to the tailored approach we use with every individual. liveWELL’s coaching philosophy takes the uniqueness of every faculty and staff into

VALUE FOR UI 10-years of progress

account and combines that with an evidence‑based approach to behavior change and a knowledge of liveWELL launches campus-wide

Gold Well Workplace Award Wellness Councils of America

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Opens

2006

2007

2010

campus and local resources for additional support.” Erin Litton Senior Behavioral Health Consultant


...lead to improved

PERFORMANCE When looking at individuals who were engaged in liveWELL for three years in

“The value of a healthy mind and body is priceless.”

“From a

a row (N=6,283), we found:

University perspective,

• 71% fewer (N=300) in a High Risk category

it is

(exhibiting more than 4 unhealthy behaviors)

important

• 33% fewer (N=582) in a Moderate Risk category

to ensure our campus

(exhibiting 3-4 unhealthy behaviors)

community • 24% more (N=956) in a Low Risk category

members have access to services that

(healthy, exhibiting less than three unhealthy behaviors)

enhance overall well-being as we know the linkages to improved

This results in cost savings and cost avoidance based upon a healthier

performance and outcomes are

population. Individuals in the high risk category exhibit higher healthcare

clear. Healthier individuals do

utilization and use more sick leave.

better at their jobs and academics

UI data reveals that a majority of our population is in the Low Risk category. From a PERFORMANCE standpoint,

85%

it makes good business sense to keep these healthy

agree with “My

work at the University. I have been

individuals healthy as they age – they are at work more

Supervisor supports

a participant in health coaching as

often and feeling better when they work.

health and wellness

well as an early morning exerciser

within my unit.”

at the Campus Recreation and

From a VALUE standpoint, it makes good business sense to keep our healthy individuals healthy, as we avoid costs well into the millions of dollars based upon savings by not having them out of work due to illness. Cost SAVINGS when people get

$$$

$

healthier

$

Cost AVOIDANCE

which creates a stronger sense of engagement in our important

Wellness Center. I can attest to the

83%

stamina when I keep to a regular

agree with “My

routine. The value of a healthy

physical work

mind and body is priceless."

difference in energy, mood, and

environment provides

when healthy

opportunities to make

people stay healthy

healthy choices.”

Tom Rocklin Vice President for Student Life

Study reveals liveWELL participants have lower hospital admissions, ER visits, prescription drugs, saving thousands of dollars

Best Practices Award CUPA-HR Gold Fit Friendly Workplace American Heart Association

Four-year liveWELL study reveals health care cost savings showing 2.37 : 1 ROI

C Everett Koop National Health Award Honorable Mention

Platinum Fit Friendly Workplace American Heart Association Health Champion Award American Diabetes Association

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

Blue Zones Certified Worksite Healthy Iowa Award

Over 27,600 served since 2006


2016 liveWELL Outcomes The University of Iowa consistently demonstrates a health profile

HEALTH COACH SERVICE 6,375 served since 2006

that is very positive compared to the State of Iowa and National data.

“My improved health, fitness, and

Benchmark studies reveal excess medical and pharmaceutical costs of

confidence has had a positive impact

$479 per person who are not physically active and $1261 annual excess

on my performance at work.”

costs for persons with multiple health risks. For costs associated with

- 2016 participant

smoking, the University can estimate an additional cost of nearly $6,000 annually compared to a non-smoker.

IN 2016

UI vs. the State and Nation STATE AND NATION COMPARISONS

665 Health Coach Participants

100% 97%

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STATE OF IOWA UNITED STATES

45

participated in new ‘booster’

option developed for previous health 82% 82%

80%

coach clients. Topics included Healthy Weight, Anti-Inflammatory Eating

69%

for Optimal Health, Resilience, and Physical Activity and Performance

60%

Planning

137

41%

participated in group health

coaching provided in multiple

32% 33%

locations across campus.

20%

97%

agreed their ability to

perform optimally increased

0%

HEALTHY WEIGHT

REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

NON SMOKING STATUS

97%

agreed personal well-being

has improved

Gallup Well-Being Index

68% of UI Faculty and Staff are in the “Thriving” category

Per Gallup, “thriving” is linked to fewer health problems and sick days, less worry and stress, more happiness and

95%

agreed their satisfaction with

working at the University of Iowa has increased

interest than counterparts. Managers in the “thriving” category are two times

PHA data reveals that individual who

more likely to be engaged at work and

receive health coaching versus those

feel they have the opportunity to do

who do not:

what they do best every day.

• are more successful at weight loss • stick with exercise habits longer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS | Partnerships are vital to a healthy campus culture. Thank you to all who contribute to our integrated approach to health and well-being including: University Human Resources, Recreational Services, UI Health Care, our Integrated Health Management Advisory group, and the Wellness Ambassador network.

• exhibit less negative health behaviors and more positive health behaviors

Cover photo courtesy of UI Office of Strategic Communication, interior photos courtesy of Student Life Marketing + Design

47%

40%

51%

2016 liveWELL Annual Report  

liveWELL: 10 Years of Progress +Better Health +Improved Performance +Value to the University of Iowa

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