The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has announced a yearlong awareness-building campaign intended to help employers identify and respond to chronic diseases that commonly impact worker health and productivity.

The campaign is aimed at conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. ACOEM will provide tools and resources for employers to determine the true costs of specific chronic diseases among their employees, including its newly expanded Blueprint for Health, a free online calculator that estimates overall total health-related expenses.

The new informational campaign is the latest in ACOEM's wide-ranging Healthy Workforce Now initiative, launched in 2009 to build a healthier workforce and integrate workplace health and wellness more effectively with the nation's overall health reform efforts.

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