Sunday, July 28, 2013

The National Business Coalition on Health Publishes Prediabetes Action Brief for Employers

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July 2013: NBCH Prediabetes Action Brief

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1 in 3 have prediabetes. With direct and indirect diabetes costs estimated at $245 billion annually, employers are increasingly engaged in diabetes care, control, and prevention efforts. If prediabetes is addressed, it prevents or delays the onset of type 2 diabetes, reducing such costs. This Action Brief outlines the scope of prediabetes; how health plans are addressing the issues based on data from eValue8, a resource used by purchasers to track health plan performance; and actions employers can take to engage and support their workforce in improving health, preventing type 2 diabetes, reducing risk factors, and better controlling existing conditions.

NBCH is pleased to continue this series of Action Briefs developed to support the critical role purchasers and purchaser-led coalitions play as change agents in improving health and health care in employee populations and the community at large. Each Action Brief centers on a specific topic of interest highlighting why employers should care; using eValue8 data to better explain the role of health plans around the issue; and providing action steps and strategies employers can take to improve health and health care delivery.

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