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Sep 17, 2018, 06:05 ET Three Companies Recognized with C. Everett Koop National Health Award Honorable Mentions for their Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Achieve Business Results

As attraction and retention of top talent becomes an increasingly important priority for businesses, workplace wellness programs are gaining traction ...


Aug 28, 2018, 06:05 ET Five Experts Join The Health Project Board of Directors

The Health Project, which annually confers the prestigious C. Everett Koop National Health Awards, recently welcomed five new members to its Board of ...


Aug 29, 2017, 06:30 ET Three Companies Receive Honorable Mention from the C. Everett Koop National Health Award for their Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Achieve Business Results

Most U.S. employers report offering some form of workplace health promotion (wellness) program to their workers, but there is considerable...


Sep 13, 2016, 06:01 ET Boise School District Receives C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

There is wide variability in the quality of workplace wellness efforts and not every health promotion program delivers on the promise to improve...


Jan 06, 2016, 06:00 ET To Beat the Stock Market, Try Investing in Companies That Invest in Workers' Health

Looking for a healthier investment strategy? A new study by The Health Project (THP) finds that a portfolio of stock in companies that have won the...


Sep 16, 2015, 06:01 ET O'Neal Industries and McKesson Corporation Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Awards for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

About half of companies with 50 or more employees report that they have at least one health promotion program in place. For large companies, this...


Sep 17, 2014, 06:01 ET AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company and BP America Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Awards for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

Health promotion and disease prevention programs have become ubiquitous in workplaces across the country. However, to deliver on their promises to...


Sep 04, 2013, 07:01 ET Dell Receives C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

Adults spend a majority of their waking hours on the job and with health care spending growing at an unsustainable rate, forward-thinking employers...


Mar 12, 2013, 09:03 ET Call for Applications -- Koop Award for Worksite Health Promotion

Today, The Health Project announced the call for applications for its 2013 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, a recognition presented to...


Feb 27, 2013, 08:03 ET The Health Project Honors Dr. C. Everett Koop

On Monday, February 25, 2013, C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, passed away at the age of 96. "We will miss Dr. Koop dearly, but his notable contributions to ...


Sep 06, 2012, 08:30 ET Two Companies Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

Rapidly rising health care costs, coupled with an epidemic increase in obesity rates have led forward-thinking businesses to institute health...


Aug 17, 2011, 05:00 ET Three Companies Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

As the U.S. faces the problem of rapidly rising health care costs, coupled with an epidemic increase in obesity rates, forward thinking employers...


Aug 17, 2010, 05:03 ET Three Companies Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

As the U.S. continues to struggle with both cost and quality issues in an evolving health care system, employers can play a key role in promoting...