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Encouraging health and well-being among your workers makes good business sense!  Studies have shown that healthier workers are more productive, have less absenteeism, and have lower health care costs.

preventable deathsAs a nation, we are facing a lot of health challenges.  We know that our national health care costs are high and getting higher every year, creating burdens for businesses and workers alike.  The U.S. spends more than twice the average of other developed countries, yet despite our high spending, the United States ranks last among other industrialized countries in preventable deaths, and experts estimate that the vast majority of our health spending (95 cents of every dollar in 2008) is devoted to addressing problems after they have already occurred.

The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that at least 50% of illness is related to lifestyle choices.  That's actually good news because it gives us lots of potential to make a difference!  In fact, a 2004 article in the Lancet medical journal estimated that we could reduce 90% of heart disease, our number one killer, through lifestyle changes.

In North Carolina, risk factors like obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices have an enormous economic impact.  ACost of Health Risk Factors in North Carolina 2008 2008 study estimated that the direct and indirect cost of eight risk factors (including excess weight, physical inactivity, type II diabetes, low fruit/vegetable intake, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression and tobacco use) for North Carolina adults was $57.36 billion.  Of that, $42.62 billion were related to lost productivity.  To put this in perspective, the entire annual budget of North Carolina in 2008 was $41.5 billion. 

Well-designed worksite wellness programs make a difference.  A study published in Health Affairs in 2010 found that for every dollar spent on worksite wellness programs, medical costs fell by $3.27, and absentee day costs fell by $2.73.  That's a big return on investment!

Working together for better healthJulie Alexander, Founder of Core Health Partners,  leverages her years of experience in clinical care, program design, and coaching to offer customized wellness solutions for your business.  Wherever you are, Julie can help you move your workplace, and the people who make it great, in a healthier direction.  Please contact Julie for more information about how we can partner with you in building the wellness of your work community.

Optimal self-care begins with a desire and a readiness to invest in our well-being.  It involves knowing what actions will support our health, but more importantly, it requires the ability to navigate the process of behavior change.

Behavior change isn't easy, but resources are available to those who are ready for the journey. Julie Alexander, founder of Core Health Partners, offers integrative health coaching as a resource and tool for people undertaking wellness journeys.Values

Integrative Health Coaching is a dynamic process that is centered on and initiated by the individual seeking greater wellness. In her coaching work, Julie acts as a partner, a resource, and a mirror -- listening deeply and asking powerful questions designed to help health-seekers focus on what is most important to them about their health.

As her partners get clear about what they want, Julie helps them hone in on the specific goals that will move them toward that vision. She journeys with them as they work towards their goals, helping them identify the strengths that work in their favor, and helping them design approaches that increase the likelihood of successful and lasting change.  Throughout the coaching process, Julie is an advocate -- a dependable ally who offers encouragement and helps partners overcome obstacles.

Julie offers services to individuals and groups.  Please contact us to learn more about how Julie can help your employees optimize their well-being.

Developing a new program is a bit like undertaking a journey.  It is full of excitement, unexpected developments, and opportunities for growth and learning.  It can Mountain journeyalso go more smoothly and efficiently with the assistance of a skilled and experienced guide!

Our founder, Julie Alexander, has years of experience in project development.  From designing and managing the complex details of opening a new health care practice to facilitating the complex relationships in statewide health projects, she has broad experience in helping clients find their vision, and then guiding the process of project design and implementation.

If you are considering a new wellness initiative at your workplace, please contact us.  We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can partner with you to help you achieve the results you want.

Let's face it.  Health information is easy to find these days.  The problem is, there is so much of it, it can be overwhelming!  There is new research coming out every Fruit and veggie heartday that relates to our health choices -- but how do we make sense of it all?

Julie Alexander, Founder of Core Health Partners, has years of experience in clinical work, coaching, and program design.  She believes that having accurate information is an essential part of optimal self-care.  Julie is an expert at synthesizing relevant health information and helping health-seekers apply it to their lives.  Helping people make powerful, informed health decisions is one of her greatest passions!

Julie's workshops, trainings, and other educational resources are designed to provide timely, practical, and useful information for participants.  In addition to her fee-based programs, she offers a range of complimentary presentations. Programs can be customized for corporate or community-based groups. 

If you would explore wellness programs for your worksite or community group, please click below to schedule a time to talk with Julie!


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"Julie is a skilled professional, a great listener, and a great human being. She sees each person as a unique individual with unique questions, dreams and goals. She does not presume she understands by providing space for discovery and clarification of a person's goals. Julie assesses, mentors, monitors and encourages -- meeting the individual in their space, time and need."

Peter J. Morris MD, MPH, MDiv
Executive Director
Urban Ministries of Wake County

Sustainable Alterations

"Julie really helped me to critically analyze my existing habits and make sustainable alterations in pursuit of my weight loss goal. I have lost 62 lbs in the 9 months since we worked together and I am very close to reaching and maintaining my overall health goal. I can't thank Julie enough for the difference her work has made in my life."

Jenn B.
Raleigh, NC

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"I exceeded even my own expectations for the progress that I would make during this coaching. I learned a lot about myself, about my inspiration about what drives me, about what behavior modifications work for me and about how to stick with it."

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"I highly recommend Julie as a coach! She is fully present and totally committed to helping me envision, focus on, and create what I want in my life! Her insights and reflections are so 'spot on' and she draws from her own self-lived honor and respect for the unique journeys we each are on in our lives, and the inspiration we give one another to live our whole 'wild and precious lives'"

Chapel Hill, NC

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"Julie and I worked together to create, implement and evaluate an onsite health coaching pilot program. Her project management and organizational skills are terrific complements to her strong skills as a health coach."

Gale Adcock, FNP
Chief Health Officer
SAS Institute Inc.

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