Healthways’ tagline is “Create a healthier world”.  One step in that direction is to work with communities on strategies to encourage wellness.  We created an application for Boston Consulting Group and World Economic Forum earlier this year that leveraged Healthways data to share statistics on how wellness programs can decrease costs for businesses.  This platform was enhanced and expanded to be applicable to communities – allowing a community, such as Shelby County, TN, to see real data about their area to be able to judge how wellness programs could improve health and decrease costs. The interface we built was extremely simple and belies a very complex back-end running calculations against a massive data set.  Simplicity masking complexity – just the way we like it!