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Research to Policy Dialogue – Getting to ‘n of 1’ – Precision Health for Disease Prevention; Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Toronto, Ontario
July 14, 2016
 
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
 900 Bay St, MacDonald Block, Severn Room

Registration deadline is end-of-day Monday, July 11, 2016.

It’s common practice today for companies to offer one-size-fits-all employee wellness programs that include free group workout classes, activity trackers, standing desks, healthier food options, etc. These programs are great for the employees who simply need motivation to stay on track and already live a fairly healthy lifestyle – but what about the 50% percent of employees that are at high risk of developing a chronic disease? By the year 2030, the American Heart Association estimates that costs in the U.S. for cardiovascular disease will triple – approaching $800 billion annually. Similarly, by 2025, half of all Americans will have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes increasing costs to $500 billion annually (Canada is not far behind). As both heart disease and type 2 diabetes are almost entirely preventable, the question isn’t whether or not disease prevention programs are a necessity, but rather how can these programs maximize participant engagement, clinical outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Jeff Ruby, CEO of Newtopia, will discuss the staggering prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and other diseases in the workplace and offer insight into finding a solution through hyper-personalized health engagement.

Registration: To register please email [email protected].