Extensive Wellness & Prevention study launched
FT. WASHINGTON, Penn., Oct. 23, 2012—Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, announces a collaboration to examine and address today’s most challenging health issues with the Lake Nona Institute, a non-profit organization that is developing health and sustainability programs in Orlando’s 7,000-acre Lake Nona community. Wellness & Prevention plans to launch a first-of-its-kind longitudinal research study that will transform the community into a living laboratory for exploring health challenges and testing new initiatives that could have a measurable impact on population health and wellness for generations to come.
Called the Lake Nona Life Study, the project will evaluate the health and wellness of participating residents, employers, employees and students over the course of multiple years, focusing on the link between health, wellness, longevity and quality of life. The results will create a new database of health information that will likely spur additional research projects to track and determine the factors that impact health and well-being.
“Everyone is looking for a sustainable model around wellness,” said Sanjay Gupta, president of Wellness & Prevention. “The Lake Nona Life Study carves out a unique opportunity for business, academia, government and medicine to unite on this issue and collect data beyond traditional channels. It’s a rare chance to study wellness on a larger scale and care for individuals and communities at the same time.”
Lake Nona research will commence with web-based personal health assessments administered by Wellness & Prevention that address health, human performance and well-being. To ensure people can take immediate action toward health improvement, Wellness & Prevention will also provide access to its suite of HealthMedia Digital Health Coaching programs, which combine advanced technology with strong behavioral science to aid individuals in better managing their health. The programs, designed to emulate live health coaching sessions, are highly personalized, confidential and available 24/7.