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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Event: Somerset Co. Business Partnership and HINJ to Host Workplace Wellness Workshop November 9; Focus on Medication Adherence

BWorkforce Healthy 2ridgewater, NJ, October 24, 2016 — The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and Healthier Somerset, will present “Achieve a Healthier, More Productive Workforce: The Value of Medication Adherence” on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

The session will take place at the New Jersey Center for Excellence, 1041 US Highway 202/206 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The event is an element of the Business Partnership’s Workplace Wellness initiative that provides public and private sector employers and employees the information and resources necessary to reduce costs, decrease employee turnover, and improve productivity.

According to the World Health Organization, Medication Adherence is a “cluster of behaviors simultaneously affected by multiple factors, the extent to which a person’s behavior taking medication, following a diet, or making healthy lifestyle changes corresponds with agreed recommendations from a health-care provider.”

The focus of the presentation will be to educate employers to the value of medication adherence and how the process is proven to improve the bottom-line by creating a healthier, more productive workforce.

Studies indicate that 75% of all healthcare spending is directed to chronic, and in many cases avoidable, disease.  This same research confirms that if people take medications as prescribed, there would be a resulting savings of $300 billion annually.

Presenters will include:

  • John Miall, Jr., the creator of the Ashville Project that focuses on eliminating barriers to care and providing employees with the resources needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle by engaging local pharmacies as partners in care. The model has been proven to reduce health care costs and increase workforce productivity by reducing absenteeism.
  • Tom Hubbard, Vice President for Policy at The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), a leading health policy institute focused on enabling innovations that improve the quality and lower the costs of health care.

Attendance for the November 9 workshop is free but registration is required and may be accomplished online at http://bit.ly/11-9-16meds or by calling the Business Partnership at 908-218-4300.

To learn more about the SCBP’s Workplace Wellness Program, visit www.scbp.org or contact Takeena Deas, Director of Community Affairs, at 732-218-4300.

The Somerset County Business Partnership serves as central New Jersey’s regional Chamber of Commerce.  Members and investors represent public, private, and community organizations working in partnership to maintain and promote economic prosperity and quality of life in Somerset County.

The Somerset County Business Partnership is an essential partner for doing business in Somerset County, and as such is the premier regional business organization in New Jersey. The Business Partnership seeks to achieve four key outcomes:  public leadership, advocacy, economic and community development, and value/engagement, providing LEADERSHIP, OPPORTUNITY, AND RESULTS to the Somerset County Business Community.

Founded in 1997, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) serves as the voice for the state’s life sciences industry.  HINJ seeks to expand patient access to the most innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and promote awareness of the industry’s impact on New Jersey’s quality of life and economic well-being.

To learn more, please visit HINJ at hinj.org or follow it via Twitter @ HINJ_ORG, Facebook @ HealthCareInstituteofNewJersey, LinkedIn @HealthCareInstituteOfNewJersey and YouTube @HINJNJ.