The Better Health, Lower Cost Summary Report outlines the research and potential cost savings that could be attained through fully engaged integrative approaches to common health issues and wellness objectives that are important to the American public and the health care community.

Among the topics included are: 

  • Worksite Health Promotion: Statistics show employer health programs can return from $2.30 to $10.10 for every dollar the employer spends on wellness care.
  • Intensive Lifestyle Treatment: If 25 percent of patients dealing with Type II diabetes, prostate and breast cancers, coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome were treated by intensive lifestyle adjustments, the care system could recover $230 billion in five years.
  • Military Resilience Training: Programs now being implemented by the military health systems have the potential to reduce the overall costs of managing service-originated disability and chronic illness from $400,000 to around $20,000 per member.
  • Early Health Habits: Instilling the habits of maintaining healthy weight combined with not smoking would save up to $100 billion in treatment costs and add up to $500 billion to GDP in the next 15 years.
The aggregated savings described in these examples are staggering and represent a projection of the long-term potential state of health and wellness in the United States. But these projections are far more than just aspirational; they are attainable and are based on recent research, real-world clinical experience and patient outcomes. In the summary report, examples are clearly and simply presented, with a page for each health issue explained with graphics, charts and source citations of the research and publications that define our current knowledge about the topic.