OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avivia Health From Kaiser Permanente and JDSU, the world's leading provider of broadband and test and measurement solutions, are teaming up to help employers get their employees moving and healthy through team challenges. A host of experts from Avivia Health, Kaiser Permanente and JDSU will reveal important tips about what works and what doesn't work at a special webinar, Get Your Employees Moving, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2:00 pm (ET). Registration is free and open to the public at http://ebn.benefitnews.com/webinars/-2718430-1.html.
Something as simple as walking just 30 minutes a day can cut your employees' risk of diabetes by 50 percent, the risk of a stroke by more than 25 percent, and the risk of heart disease by nearly 40 percent.*
"Physical activity doesn't need to be strenuous to reap major rewards," says Chris Stenzel, chief executive officer of Avivia Health. "We have programs that can significantly decrease the risk of chronic diseases in a way that engages nearly everyone and doesn't cost a lot of money," adds Stenzel.
Webinar speakers include Melodi Brown, RN, MSN, CCP, vice president, Avivia Health From Kaiser Permanente; Dena Regan, director, Global Benefits, JDSU; and John B. Arden, PhD, director, Training, Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers. Dr. Arden is a spokesperson for Every Body Walk!, a campaign to get people walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week, powered by Kaiser Permanente.
*Source: Kaiser Permanente Videos on http://everybodywalk.org.
About Avivia Health
Avivia Health is the only organization powered by the knowledge gained from Kaiser Permanente's 65-plus years of population care management. We have comprehensive solutions including data analytics, personalized outreach, specially trained health coaches, and decision aids to empower individuals to improve their health – all of which are proven to reduce cost and increase productivity. Additional information on Avivia Health can be found by calling 1-877-4AVIVIA (877-428-4842) or by visiting www.aviviahealth.com.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We serve approximately 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.
For more information, contact:
Leigh Canavan, 404-364-4851
SOURCE Avivia Health