WPR News
10:29 am
Mon April 14, 2008

New health program combats diabetes

Laramie, WY – A coalition of businesses is trying a new way to keep some of their employees out of the hospital.

The recently-formed Wyoming Business Coalition on Health is unveiling a state-wide preventive health care program for diabetic employees. Participating employers will pay for testing supplies and monthly check-ups for their diabetic workers.

The coalition's Anne Ladd says the program costs more up front, but, by helping to keep employees healthy, ultimately saves money. Ladd says if this works, she hopes it will serve a springboard into other health-care solutions and a larger membership.