This report features six examples of places around the country where employers are working with communities to provide common sense ways to make healthier choices easier for employees and their families. These stories examine how different states, cities and towns have recognized that a community's health affects its ability to attract and retain employers, and how many businesses and organizations understand the value of workplace and community wellness programs for improving productivity and reducing health spending. HEALTH AND ECONOMY CASE STUDIES: (1) In Minnesota, SHIP Comes In, Saving Lives--and Money (2) Texas Recognizes the Costs of Excess Weight, and Tries to Do Something about It (3) Nashville's New Tune: Investing In Health (4) Taking Steps to Tackle Obesity and Smoking in Indiana (5) San Diego: Building an Environment that Encourages Health (6) Hernando, Mississippi, Bucks a Statewide Trend.
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