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Integrated Benefits Institute and National Business Coalition on Health to Host First Annual Health and Productivity Forum

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 General News J E 4
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Employer-focused event unique to the health and productivity industry



WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), two nationally-recognized non-profit organizations focused on workforce health and its broad impact on worker productivity and quality of life, are partnering to host the First Annual IBI/NBCH Health and Productivity Forum. The event will take place February 9-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.



The program will provide employers, their supplier-partners and other health and productivity stakeholders a unique learning environment. The goal is to foster objective discussion and evaluation of the latest practical approaches to investing in and promoting workforce health and productivity. The merit-based sessions will offer successful health and productivity interventions, research insights, case studies and networking opportunities in novel, interactive sessions. For additional details and to register for the event, visit the Forum's Web site: http://www.regonline.com/nbchibi2009forum.



This conference affiliation is a first step in a broad partnership between the two organizations. NBCH brings new market segments to the health and productivity dialogue, while IBI brings new analysis and measurement tools to NBCH member coalitions.



IBI/NBCH Healthy Workforce Productivity Award

This event will also feature the first annual IBI/NBCH Healthy Workforce Productivity Award for leadership in the area of health and productivity. This award will recognize an employer that has developed and implemented innovative strategies for measuring and managing the health and productivity of its workforce. Information about the award, including award criteria, nomination information and an application, will be available on the Forum's website by May 1.



About the Integrated Benefits Institute

IBI is a national, not-for-profit organization that focuses solely on health and productivity issues. IBI provides industry-leading research and measurement tools to help employers assess health-related challenges in their workforce and implement integrated health and productivity initiatives. IBI offers educational programs to promote practical approaches to health and productivity investments. Approximately 90% of IBI's 400 corporate members are employers. See IBI programs at www.ibiweb.org.



About the National Business Coalition on Health

NBCH is a national, non-profit, membership organization of nearly 60 business and health coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and 34 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. For additional information visit: www.nbch.org.





SOURCE National Business Coalition on Health
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