Duke Prospective Health becomes DukeWell

Health management program services remain unchanged

After seven years of helping employees and their family members improve their health and the quality of their lives, Duke Prospective Health is undergoing some improvements of its own, including a new name.In January 2011, DukeWell will replace the health improvement program known previously as Duke Prospective Health.  The new name reflects a program that has been redesigned as part of an effort to better integrate program services with clinical providers.The program will continue to help participants identify and manage health risks for diseases and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. The program is free for employees and their families, including covered dependents 18 to 26, as part of participation in Duke Select or Duke Basic medical insurance plans. The program will help individuals create a personal plan to improve their health and provide resources to help them achieve their goals."We've seen remarkable success with this program in helping to improve the quality of life of those managing chronic health conditions and by identifying potential risks before they become more serious problems," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for Human Resources. "We are working to improve the experience by adding new tools and resources for participants."A new website has been developed for the DukeWell program, and eligible employees will receive a postcard in January with more details about the program and what they can do to get started living a healthier life.