Case Study

Montgomery County Establishes Award-winning Wellbeing Program

“The Virgin Pulse program is at the core of the LiveWell strategy, incorporating incentives, screening tools, fitness trackers, and challenges into one comprehensive program.”

Montgomery County is Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction. Located adjacent to the nation’s capital, the County employs a group of highly diverse, benefit-eligible employees, approximately 9,000 individuals strong. Montgomery County employees tend to have a long tenure and needs that vary by job type.

Like many organizations, Montgomery County faces rising healthcare costs fueled by high rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal injuries, and high blood pressure. In an effort to combat these challenges, the County launched its LiveWell program in the fall of 2015 with the goals of improving the holistic wellbeing of employees, reducing absenteeism and “presenteeism,” while enhancing employee engagement and decreasing healthcare costs.

Download the Montgomery County case study to learn::

  • How Virgin Pulse helped Montgomery County realize impressive population improvements in healthy behavior, activity, body mass index and blood pressure
  • The role a strong team of employee wellbeing Champions plays in overall program success
  • How an integrated solution and strong employee outreach steers award-winning change
  

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