Tuesday, September 10, 2019
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Purdue University’s Candace Shaffer was tasked with two priorities, tackling chronic diseases and improving the access to care for the state college’s 12,000 faculty and staffers. It was a challenge that required new partnerships, cutting-edge tools and novel ways of tackling a problem. Purdue instituted new thinking and new technology, from high tech to high touch, to reach their goals. One key program was to implement the first clinically-proven treatment to sustainably reverse type-2 diabetes without drugs or surgery. This session will address how Purdue used innovative treatment providers and inventive communication strategies to influence hard-to-reach employees, to improve the health of their costliest employees, those with type 2 diabetes.