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Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc., Announces
A New Health and Wellness Program


New York, NY, June 25, 2007 — Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, a global performance management company, announced today the implementation of a new health and wellness program, Healthy Changes. Healthy Changes targets the behaviors that lead to unhealthy lifestyles and helps employees to change them in order to lead healthier lives.


With medical costs on the rise, employers are turning to their benefit providers for ways to improve employee health. In response to this need, HRI is now offering its clients the Healthy Changes program. Healthy Changes is based on the recognition that many people require medical attention and/or miss work because of poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking and overeating. If employees can learn to make better choices, their health will greatly improve.


Healthy Changes begins by reaching out to employee populations through rigorous promotional campaigns. Employees are invited to call the Healthy Changes line toll-free 24/7 to speak with a licensed Counselor. The Counselor then works with the employee, either over the phone or face-to-face to form an action plan to replace behaviors that result in poor health with behaviors more likely to improve health. The Counselor directs the employee to local and national resources to support the action plan. The Healthy Changes Counselor then follows up with the participant to ensure that he or she sticks with the plan.


HRI Managing Director, Edward Trieber, PhD, believes that Healthy Changes will have a positive influence on the workforce nationwide: "Healthy Changes is a great way to promote health and wellness within an organization. It helps people think differently about the choices they make every day and helps them see that leading a healthier life will contribute to a more satisfied life. More satisfied employees are more productive employees."


Supplementary components to the program include a smoking cessation program, Time to Quit toolkit, weight management program, and MyCoach Telephonic Health Coaching.


About Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc.
HRI helps organizations all around the world solve their most challenging and complex people issues. HRI helps remove the barriers that prevent organizations and employees from achieving their best. Combining professional expertise and the latest technologies, HRI provides integrated solutions to clients, drawing on seven core service areas: employer and employee assistance programs (EAP), work/life services, executive coaching, training, organizational development, consulting, and web development. For more information, visit www.hriworld.com or call (800) 441-7509.


For more information on how HRI can help your organization please call 800-441-7509 or email info@hriworld.com.



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