CHIBE in the News

Incentives for Smoking Cessation Study Wins 2010 BMJ Group Award for “Getting Research Into Practice”

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  Source: BMJ Group Awards Ceremony, March 2010, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 2010 Kevin Volpp, Andrea Troxel, Mark Pauly, Henry Glick, David Asch, Robert Galvin of General Electric and other colleagues received this year’s award for successfully introducing evidence based improvements to employer smoking cessation programs using financial incentives. Dr. Asch accepted the award in London on behalf of the team at a black-tie event.

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Rating Whole Foods Employee Health Incentives

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Source: ABC News, January 28, 2010   Kevin Volpp of LDI CHI and others were quoted in an ABC News article discussing a new program for Whole Foods employees that offers a larger discount for meeting certain health related benchmarks.  Some wonder if the program discriminates against those who are less healthy to begin with .

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Public Websites Offer Wellness Incentives.

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  Source: TIME Magazine, January 4, 2010 Several recent commercial enterprises offer financial rewards over the internet for healthy behavior.  Incentives are gaining in popularity among employers and individuals. LDI CHI Director Kevin Volpp is quoted on some of the limitations of the evidence to date.

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New Year’s Resolutions.

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  Source: WHYY Health+Science, December 28, 2009; WHYY Web Chat, December 29, 2009 Strategies to lose weight or start other healthy habits must be individualized to be successful, say Scott Halpern and Kevin Volpp in separate WHYY radio interviews.

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Rachel Werner Receives Prestigious National Award for Research

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  Source: AcademyHealth News Release, June 28, 2009 Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), and staff physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC), received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 28, 2009. This prestigious award recognizes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions.

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Enticing People Towards Healthier Behaviors

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Source:  Knowledge@Wharton, June 24, 2009 CHIBE faculty members Mark Pauly, Kevin Volpp and George Loewenstein describe studies they have conducted on financial incentives for smoking cessation, weight loss and medication adherence and the promises these approaches hold for modifying behavior and reducing health care spending.

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