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How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Story-telling for More Impact

St. Louis, MO (January 24, 2018) – Sometimes decisions about health risks are easy. Administering CPR to save a life makes sense. But sometimes the risks result from behaviors a person is taking or a complicated combination of factors, as with diabetes or a heart attack. How do people think about and respond to these risks? What if you could …

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How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Self-Affirmation and Feeling Good

St. Louis, MO (January 17, 2018) – Sometimes decisions about health risks are easy. Administering CPR to save a life makes sense. But sometimes the risks result from behaviors a person is taking or a complicated combination of factors, as with diabetes or a heart attack. How do people think about and respond to these risks? What if you could reduce …

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How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Probabilities and Proportions

St. Louis, MO (January 10, 2018) – We’re running a three-part blog series about health risks and communication in health, walking through psychological pitfalls, and offering behavioral science solutions. In Part I, we’re starting with numbers. Sometimes decisions about health risks are easy. Administering CPR to save a life makes sense. But sometimes the risks result from behaviors a person is …

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Behavior Change Matters if We Want Healthier Members and a Cost-Effective Industry

St. Louis, MO (December 5, 2017) – Debate swirls around healthcare politics and policy. But there is little or no debate about one thing: Behavior change is the best lever to improve our population’s health and reduce medical costs. From better eating habits and overall nutrition; frequency and intensity of workout activity; and ample, sound sleep, to maintaining doctor visits …

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Envolve Center and Health Plan Test New Approach with Childhood Obesity

Sunflower Health Plan MemberConnections representatives Shannon Bohannon (front), Karen Patterson (middle), and Debbie Weber (back). Sunflower Health Plan MemberConnections representatives Shannon Bohannon (front), Karen Patterson (middle), and Debbie Weber (back). St. Louis, MO (November 9, 2017) – Initial results of research into the use of peer coaches to manage childhood obesity have been so positive that one Centene health plan …

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Four Ways Traditional Diabetes Management is Antiquated

Farmington, CT (October 24, 2017) – Every 21 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. With this frequency, the amount of Americans affected by this disease has reached 30 million people. Between the direct medical costs associated, and reduced productivity at work, the American Diabetes Association estimated $245 billion is spent annually on managing diabetes. The number of those …

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Envolve Center Research Insights Inform Health Coaching Experience

St. Louis, MO (September 25, 2017) – In one of the few scientific studies to examine perceptions and expectations of health coaches and coaching among people of disparate socioeconomic backgrounds, researchers at the Envolve Center for Health Behavior ChangeTM have discovered both similarities and differences. The findings, to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association …