In national news:

A new study in JAMA has found that workplace wellness programs (which gained popularity after incentivization programs under the Affordable Care Act) do not significantly change outcomes. Researchers from the University of Chicago and Harvard compared BJ’s Wholesale stores that either implemented or did not implement wellness programs. They found that after 18 months, enrolled employees self-reported healthier behavior, but that such behavior failed to produce positive changes in metrics like blood sugar and health spending. Read more from Kaiser Health News here.

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