NashvilleHealth | Cost of Doing Nothing

Cost of Doing Nothing

An unhealthy population directly results in costly absenteeism (missing work due to illness) and presenteeism (attending work while sick), the tangible costs of which are twofold in Nashville:

Direct healthcare costs rise
(estimated $6-14 billion increase over 10 years)

Lost productivity
(estimated $3-7.5 billion cost over 10 years)

Making a city attractive, vibrant and productive absolutely cannot be sustained without healthy citizens.

Nashville had 3 poor health days and 2.7 poor mental health days reported on average per citizen in the last 30 days

As much as 19 percent of the month, our population has a “sick day”

Poor health leads to depression and detrimental coping skills



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