How effective is Take Charge of Your Health?

Based on a recent national study of Take Charge of Your Health, the program resulted in significant, measurable improvements in the health and quality of life of adults with chronic conditions. Take Charge of Your Health also appears to save enough through reductions in health care expenditures to pay for itself within the first year.

Health Benefits:

  • Improved self-reported health.
  • Improved health status: fatigue, shortness of breath, depression, pain, stress, and sleep.
  • Improved health-related quality of life.
  • Improved communication with doctors, medication compliance, and health literacy.

Cost Savings:

  • $714 per person savings in emergency room visits and hospital utilization.
  • $364 per person net savings after considering program costs of $350 per participant.
  • Potential savings of $6.6 billion by reaching 10% of Americans with one or more chronic conditions.