Congratulations to O’Neal Industries and McKesson Corporation for being the 2015 Koop Award winners. This year’s Koop Award winners and honorable mention will be formally recognized at the 2015 HERO Forum on September 30 in Chicago, IL.
2015 C. Everett Koop Award Brochure
McKesson Corporation has been actively seeking to improve the health of its workforce since 2007. Beginning with a simple program that offered health risk assessments and screening to help employees understand their health risks, the health promotion program has evolved to incorporate a wide range of evidence-based initiatives. Between 2011 and 2014, participants increased their involvement in the program from an average of 21 to 106 activities per year, with 83 percent of employees and spouses completing at least one health promoting activity in 2014. From 2012 to 2014, on-the-job performance increased by 3.6 percent, as measured by the W orld Health Organization Health and W ork Performance Questionnaire, with the greatest increase seen for employees with the highest level of program utilization. Independent assessment indicates that early savings exceed program costs. A multi-year investment of $12.2 million in the program has produced a positive-return-on investment (ROI) for the company.
O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the parent organization of a group of closely affiliated companies that, together, forms the nation’s largest family-owned metals service center, employing about 3,000 people worldwide. In 2011, ONI introduced ONI LIVESMART as its signature health and wellness program. Designed using best practices and evidence-based research, the program encourages employees and family members to have healthy lifestyles by supporting their efforts to maintain or improve their health. The ONI LIVESMART program has kept employees actively involved, with over 82 percent employee participation. Based on an evaluation of repeat health measures from 2011-2014, risk reduction was seen in body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, physical inactivity, triglyceride levels and tobacco use. The program has achieved net cost savings of about half a million dollars annually and a positive return-on-investment of $1.52 for every dollar spent.
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