In 2005, Georgia Power discovered that more than 53% of its 8,500 employees had or were at risk of developing a chronic health condition.
Since then, the Atlanta-based utility has enrolled thousands of employees in its “Southern LifeStyle”, which has helped workers slim down, eat healthier and cut their risk for diseases.
Some of the program’s components include:
- Lifestyle-changing programs that focus on tobacco cessation, stress , weight management, diet, exercise and health screenings.
- Health management programs that target diabetes, coronary disease, cancer, asthma, depression, obesity, hypertension and lower back pain.
- Health education programming that teaches employees about disease prevention and how to be better consumers of health care.
- Screenings, such as mammograms, tests for cardiovascular disease and skin cancer—all available in the company’s on-site medical clinics, where employees can also get wellness physicals.
Georgia Power also has a number of on-site fitness centers and reimburses employees who join outside gyms. Employees who participate in some of the programs earn a discount on their health insurance premiums.
Contact: Georgia Power, (404) 506-7676.
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