MATCH increases profits by creating a healthier workforce!
MATCH students sustain weight improvements years later as they become young adults entering the workforce.
A leaner workforce reduces costs for self-insured companies, making business relocation more appealing when considering sites.
Decreased Medical Costs
Improved BMI for prospective employees save in medical costs from hospital stays, doctor's visits and prescription drug costs.
Healthier employees miss fewer work days, and are more productive than unhealthy workers.
Fewer Workman's Comp Claims
Healthier workers are less likely to be injured from physical job tasks.
Finkelstein et al Journal of
Environmental Medicine Volume 52, Number 10, October 2010
As severity of obesity increases, so does medical costs and lost productivity by increasing absenteeism and presenteeism.
1A 3% shift in NC Adults from Overweight to Healthy Weight would result in a $3 Billion Annual savings in direct Medical Cost, Lost Productivity (presenteeism and absenteeism), and Workman’s Compensation.
MATCH produced a 15% change to healthy weight 4-year post intervention, as late teens prepare to enter the workforce.
ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center Ed Warren Life Sciences Building, Room 174 Mail Stop# 680 East Carolina University 600 Moye Blvd. Greenville, NC 27834 Phone: 252 744 0296 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org