September 14, 2016

Best Practices Web-Ex Series: The Hidden Impact of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) on Health and Medical Cost

Do you know the impact of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) on your population?  What is this syndrome costing your organization in health care dollars and work comp risk?

Studies have shown that individuals with Metabolic Syndrome have or are:

  • 7x greater risk for diabetes
  • 3x greater risk of heart disease
  • 2x more likely to have a stroke
  • 2x greater average annual medical costs
  • 4x greater annual medication spend
  • 2x more missed workdays

Hospital and healthcare systems are not immune to these types of conditions and risks.  They walk your halls everyday in the form of employees, dependents, doctors, nurses, patients, and administrators.

Patient’s are advised by their care givers to improve lifestyle choices around fitness and nutrition, yet the care giver providing that advice may also be struggling with the same conditions as their patients.  At the NAHF we have heard directly from caregivers that they place their health care below their patients, family, and loved ones and want to be an example, if they only had time and it was easy to do.  While there is no magic pill, as an employer and healthcare provider you have the opportunity to help them walk the talk…

In this Best Practices Webinar, ACAP Health’s Dr. Tim Church will:

  • Reveal the direct link between metabolic syndrome (MetS), risk of diabetes, and cost of healthcare and productivity
  • Identify effective behavioral programs within the workplace which can reduce healthcare costs.


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Date:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time:  9:30 – 11:00 PST / 12:30-2:00 EST

Meeting Type:  Webinar

Cost:  Free

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About the Speaker:

Tim Church-1

Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D. is one of the country’s leading physicians in exercise and obesity research. As Chief Medical Officer of ACAP Health Consulting, Dr. Church seeks to reduce the production of and destruction from disease by guiding the company in the creation of clinical strategies and disease specific battle plans. He brings to ACAP Health, dynamic expertise in preventative health, nutrition and the power of physical activity.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology from UC-Davis, Church received his Medical Doctorate and Ph.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. During his preventive medicine residency training, he also obtained a master’s degree in Public Health.

Church is a professor and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University where he promotes healthy living through research and education in nutrition and exercise biology. As the former vice president of medical and laboratory research at The Cooper Institute in Dallas, he established himself as an international leader in some of the most comprehensive studies on human performance and disease prevention.

Church has received numerous awards for his research in preventative health and is frequently used as an expert source for preventative health stories with major national media outlets, including: The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the London Times, NBC’s Today show, The Washington Post, and many more. As a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, Church contributed to their national report published in 2008. He has also authored more than 200 research articles and co-authored, “Move Yourself, The Cooper Clinic Medical Director’s Guide to All Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)”.

Past Events

July 13, 2016 Best Practices Web-Ex Series: Absence Management and Regulatory Compliance for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

In Absence Management and Regulatory Compliance for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations, Absence, Disability and Wellness Consultant, Kimberly Mashburn will walk us through:

  • Understanding how managing absence leads to improved productivity, cost avoidance and savings, employee morale and patient satisfaction.
  • Hearing an update on DOL and EEOC regulations concerning compliance with the FMLA and ADA as related to employee absence.
  • Gaining knowledge on how to create or enhance your interactive process to ensure your program is ADA compliant and the potential cost of non-compliance.
  • Through a case study, learning how one healthcare organization assessed their workforce absence, revised policies and processes, modified benefits and achieved meaningful cost savings.

The webinar will be co-hosted by The Hartford.  Click register to reserve your spot!

Date:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time:  11:00-12:00 PST / 2:00-3:00 EST

Meeting Type:  Webinar

Cost:  Free


About the Speaker:

Kimberly MashburnKimberly Mashburn, RN, CCWS, Absence, Disability and Wellness Consultant, The Hartford

Kimberly Mashburn is an Absence, Disability and Wellness Consultant at The Hartford. Kimberly is responsible for providing strategic direction, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and evaluation of absence, disability, workers compensation, wellness and productivity programs for clients in partnership with sales and account management. She brings over 25 years of experience in the fields of absence and disability management, workplace productivity, wellness and return to work strategies. Kimberly has been published in numerous trade and financial journals and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal. She is often invited to present at national industry conferences and is a recognized thought leader in absence and productivity management. 

Prior to joining The Hartford, Kimberly was Vice President at a consulting firm where she was the company’s subject matter expert for client absence and productivity. She began her career as a registered nurse and served in several hospital-based leadership positions before becoming President and CEO of a large multi-specialty medical practice.  Kimberly serves on the national board of directors of DMEC as well as the DMEC Atlanta Chapter and is active in the Atlanta community as chair of the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference.


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