WMP Successes

10 11 2014

The PEIA Weight Management Program has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Over 1600 participants are active in the WMP at any given time at more than 75 facilities across the state. I’d like to take a moment to shout about some of our recent successes:

  • Many WMP participants are working very hard to avoid bariatric surgery. In fact, over the last insurance plan year, 66% of those that told us they were considering surgery had changed their minds.
  • After as little as six months of participation, participants report a reduction in prescription medications. This is especially true for those taking diabetes and sleep disorder medications. Think of the money saved just by putting your health first a few times per week!
  • Participants are really moving out there. More than half (69%) of the participants have gone from sedentary to meeting the CDC physical activity guidelines!
  • And an all-time high of 289 participants completed the full 24 month program in the last plan year!

Each Weight Management Program participant is a part of something much bigger than themselves. Together you are improving the health of West Virginia’s workforce!

by Myia Welsh, MSW




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