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The Role of Incentives and Communication on Health Assessment Participation

Martinez, Anna M.A.; VanWormer, Jeff M.S.; Pronk, Nico Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: May/June 2008 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - p 41-44
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31817048e6

The Role of Incentives and Communication on Health Assessment Participation.

Anna Martinez, M.A., is a health educator and program evaluation consultant in the Health Behavior Group at HealthPartners health system in Minnesota.

Jeff VanWormer, M.S., is a senior program evaluator at HealthPartners (Minneapolis, MN). He has several peer-reviewed publications on obesity management and currently serves on the editorial review boards of Disease Management & Health Outcomes, and the Journal of Behavioral Analysis in Health, Sports, Fitness, and Medicine.

Nico Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP, is executive director of the Health Behavior Group and vice president of Health and Disease Management at HealthPartners health system, which provides health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management services for worksites and health plans around the country. Dr. Pronk has published extensively in the health-related scientific literature and is currently an associate editor for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® and an Editorial Board member of Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease e-journal. Among other public services activities, he currently serves on the Task Force on Community Preventive Services supported by Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Interest Group on Worksite Health Promotion at ACSM. Dr. Pronk received Fellow status from ACSM and the former Association for Worksite Health Promotion.

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