SOURCE: Longitude Health, Inc.

Longitude Health, Inc.

September 16, 2010 10:00 ET

Longitude Health Chosen as Health & Wellness Service Provider in South Carolina Pilot Workplace Wellness Program Targeting Manufacturers

Collaboration With South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control's Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Division to Drive Health Improvement in the Manufacturing Sector

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) -  Longitude Health, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Division (HDSP) to provide a pilot workplace wellness program serving South Carolina manufacturers. The program will be delivered by Longitude Health, whose programs identify and modify health risks, increase productivity and reduce health expenses. The state-funded program is free for participating companies and their eligible employees and spouses.

"Employees in South Carolina's vital manufacturing sector face unique health and wellness burdens," said Jan Swaney, MD, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Longitude Health. "They often have higher risk levels of chronic disease and yet have limited access to health care and only minimal access to preventative care."

The HDSP pilot receives budget support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of a broad set of strategies to reduce the impact of heart disease and related risk factors in the workplace. The Longitude Health program is an evidence-based, high-touch workplace intervention with Collaborative Care Support(SM), the company's proprietary physician oversight business process of guided self-management support for reduction of multiple risk factors.

The South Carolina pilot program includes:

  • Assessments (online health risk assessments and biometric screening)
  • HealthGuidance (Coaching) with Collaborative Care Support(SM)
  • Health improvement campaigns with events and challenges
  • Access to MyHealthVillage.com for social networking, tracking, information and tools

"Longitude Health's mission is to improve the health and wellness of a company's most important asset, its people," said Tracy W. Korman, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Longitude Health. "We are thrilled to provide our ground-breaking program to South Carolina's manufacturers and their employees."

About Longitude Health, Inc.

Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health is a privately-held, investor-backed company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives and integrate with physician oversight and social networking for a completely collaborative benefit leading to healthier people and lower costs. For further information on Longitude Health visit www.longitudehealth.com.

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