Health and Wellness Promotion


Through a variety of programs and policies, numerous stakeholders have attempted to promote health and wellness as a way to improve public health and reduce rising health care costs. RAND experts have examined workplace wellness programs, the effects of neighborhood characteristics — such as parks or grocery stores — on health and wellness, policy options for reducing obesity rates, and community substance abuse prevention programs.

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    2018 National Survey of Health Attitudes

    May 1, 2019

    This survey seeks to understand how people in the United States think about, value, and prioritize health. Results indicate that many Americans recognize the influence of social and physical factors on health, but one in four do not consider investment in community health a top priority.

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    A More Physically Active Population Could Increase GDP by Billions

    Nov 5, 2019

    Exercise affects workplace performance, longevity, and the economy. If people walked just an extra 15 minutes each day, the world economy could grow by about $100 billion a year. Gains are attributed to improved productivity and reduced mortality rates, sick leave, and health care costs.

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