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HEALTH • June 15, 2015 29 Corporate Wellness Plans Federal Square 546 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Phone: 800-417-6353 Fax: 508-770-0298 We believe in a healthy lifestyle and workplace. erefore, it is our company's responsibility to develop and coordinate health education programs which include workshops, stop- by-booths, self-guided programs, screenings, and health fairs. Our company will provide periodic one-on-one client coun- seling and health education with vendors. e vendors then will offer appropriate screenings, coaching, fitness, weight loss programs, and services that are part of their client directives. GREG LAVELLE, MBA President and CEO DoDge Park rest Home anD aDult Day club DoDge park rest home come and visit Dodge Park rest Home and find out how your loved one can be cared for in a unique setting with quality custom services tailored to maximize their physical, cognitive and social well being. aDult Day club We'll care for your parent or spouse while you're at work or just we you need a break. • transportation available • Hot meals and snacks prepared in our own kitchen • engage the mind, strengthen the body and brighten the spirit • regularly scheduled entertainment, special events and outings • extended hours and weekends to fit caregivers schedules • available 7am - 7pm, seven days a week, you choose the hours you want! • memory impaired program • complete medication management • 24 hour rn and medical Director • unlimited assistance with all activities • Daily therapeutic bath/shower • activity program 7 days a week • special diet accommodations • all inclusive - all included program • 24 hour care and supervision • Post hospital / rehab / surgery care 101 Randolph Road | Worcester, MA | Call Ben, Mike or Carrie at 508-853-8180 to Schedule a Tour PROGRESS ON DIABETES "How do you sort of keep bring- ing them back to using that tool?" Pagoto said. Health care delivery also evolves As technology is evolving to aid diabetes management, so too is the health care delivery system. Dr. Judith Steinberg, deputy chief medical direc- tor for Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting arm of UMMS, said that while the system has not yet reached the "tipping point" away from fee-for- service (in which providers are paid for each service rendered) to global payments, in which they're responsi- ble for delivering care for a population on a set budget, global payments are becoming more prevalent. That's important, because global payment systems incentivize provid- ers to proactively manage the health of the populations they care for, Steinberg said, noting that Commonwealth Medicine has recent- ly worked with clients such as MassHealth, the state's Medicaid pro- gram, on population health manage- ment initiatives. This may involve working with patients on care plans, which could include behavioral changes such as improving diet and increasing exercise, something that's particularly relevant to the Type 2 diabetes population. "Type 2 diabetes is probably the best example of a disease that's related to our behavior," Steinberg said. Continued from Page 15 Sherry Pagoto, associate professor of medicine at Umass Medical School

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