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General Electric Company GE’s Healthy Worksite Initiative & NBGH Purchaser’s Guide Employer Toolkit. The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas A. Edison

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General Electric CompanyGE’s Healthy Worksite Initiative &NBGH Purchaser’s Guide Employer Toolkit

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

-Thomas A. Edison

Adam Malinoski

Mark Russo

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We are GE

We are a global infrastructure, finance, and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges.




GE Energy Infrastructure $39B / 22%

GE Technology Infrastructure $46B / 25%

GE Consumer & Industrial

$12B / 7%

GE Capital

$67B / 37%

NBC Universal

$17B / 9%

2008 Revenues / % of total revenues

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Our Strategy





Build Relationships



Connect locally, scale globally

Lead with

technology and content innovation

Grow customer and partner relationships worldwide

Use GE’s size,

expertise, financial capability, and brand

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Headcount Growth in Emerging Markets… 24% by 2010

EMEA / Russia 106,000

Canada 11,000

China 12,000

U.S. 159,000(46%)

Japan 8,000

SE Asia 12,000

India 14,000

Latin America 21,000

AU/NZ 7,000

  • % of EEs outside of U.S. varies by Business…from 14% to 85%

  • 40% of employees at clinic sites… will be ~30% by 2010

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Health & Wellness Programs @ GE

Employee Education:

Healthy Worksites:

Our Foundation: Health by Numbers

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GE’s Health by Numbers program focuses on controllable health factors

NBGH Purchaser’s Guideconditions/factors addressed: Obesity, Diabetes, Healthy Diet, Tobacco Use, Heart Disease, Stress

GE’s program: Health by Numbers 0 5 10 25

  • Targets the most critical and controllable factors that affect a person’s overall health and well-being:

  • Engage employees to achieve and maintain optimal health

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GE Engine Services Malaysia health factors

2006 Olympic Challenge:

Beijing, China

HbN Sport Carnival

Health by Numbers (HBN) 0 5 10 25 is:


Education & Communication

Other Programs

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Healthy Worksite Survey (HWS) health factors

Safe & Healthy Worksite

Stay Healthy: HBN 0 5 10 25

Adding a site assessment survey, Drive improvements: 9 Questions

Continue to encourage and support employees’ pursuit of a healthy lifestyle

  • Three focus areas:

    • Tobacco Use 30 pts.

    • Nutrition 30 pts.

    • Physical Activity 30 pts.

  • Each focus area has 3 levels of engagement

    • Communicate 4 pts.

    • Connect 8 pts.

    • Commit 18 pts.__

      • 30

  • (e.g. HBN Challenge)

  • How it works:

  • Sites >= 100 Employees Eligible

  • Participation optional, but scored

  • Annual metrics: “In the last 12 months…”

  • Web-based survey, quarterly reporting

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Worksite changes start with the GE Toolkits for site managers

  • Audience: HR Managers, Plant Managers, Site Coordinators, Health Services Staff

  • Guidelines and resources are outlined in 3 steps: Communicate, Connect and Commit

  • Links Managers directly to resources via a collaboration community

  • Global Resources (9 base languages)

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GE quick-start guides highlight tools from the Purchaser’s Guide

NBGH Purchaser’s Guide:

“Approaches to healthy lifestyle are paired with Worksite based activation, preventative services, EAP and Work Life services.”

GE Healthy Worksite Toolkit Framework

  • Step 1

  • Communicate

  • Educate your employees through communication to improve their health habits.

  • Tobacco Quit lines

  • Posters and internet resources

  • Worksite Newsletters

  • Step 2

  • Connect

  • Engage your employees by connecting them with health & wellness programs.

  • EAP/Work Life

  • Community Guide- CDC Stairwell program

  • HBN Challenges

  • Step 3

  • Commit

  • Make fundamental, lasting changes in worksite practices.

  • Worksite Smoking Bans

  • Healthy Cafeteria & Vending

  • Fitness Centers

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The GuideGuide to Community Preventive Services the basis for several HWS resources

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Educating our Employees – Healthcare 101 Guide

  • Benchmarking:

    • NBGH Purchaser’s Guide

    • Health Plan HRAs

    • Employee feedback

    • Employer Benchmarking

  • Content:

    • US/GE Healthcare Costs

    • Active Consumer

      • Choosing the best MD and Hospital

    • Wellness Program

    • Preventive Screenings

      • BP, Cholesterol, Mammogram, Colon Cancer

  • Global version, “Health Basics”, rolling out this Fall

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    Colon cancer screening Guide


    Mean: 64; Range: 45 – 81; LQ: 57

    Preventive Screening

    Increase preventive screening rates… drive accountability to worksites

    • Used purchasers guide to develop & refine definitions

    • Set targets…side-by-side view of NCQA State of Health Care Quality and HP2010 invaluable

    • Assessed GE’s baseline performance

    • Made site-level data visible, readily available

    • Goal: reduce variability, improve performance in bottom quartile

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    healthy Guidemagination

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    Healthcare has reached a tipping point Guide

    • Healthcare industry in the U.S. has traditionally led innovation and exported globally

    • Enormous pressure on government to reduce costs – current model is unsustainable given “demographic” shifts

    • Administrators looking to improve quality, lower cost, and reduce variation in care … patients want quality and coverage

    • Many new healthcare models emerging on a global basis

    New solutions are required

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    Guidefor a healthier planet


    …for healthier people


    for abetterworld…for generations to come

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    Contact Guide

    Adam Malinoski

    Leader, Health and Wellness Programs

    X Easton Turnpike

    Fairfield, CT 12345


    Mark Russo

    Project Manager, Health and Productivity

    1 River Road, Building 5-6 West

    Schenectady, NY 12345