Most major corporations have internal Wellness Programs. As Prime Contractors to the federal government, being mission ready is in your blood. Being resilient is key to business success. No doubt your company has invested significant resources into your Wellness Program and they are skilled at early detection and risk factor reduction. Are you meeting or exceeding your objectives with lowered health care costs and benefit expenditures? You probably enjoy increased member productivity and retention. How about reductions in sick leave absenteeism, work comp and disability claims?
How healthy is the program?
When asking, “How healthy is our Wellness Program?” it’s important to have the ability to:
- Analyze your Wellness Program components and data
- Have knowledge of resources and steps to take to improve member’s health
- Be skilled in working with Wellness Program team and HR to improve standings
- Be able to design and implement valuable steps to increase health of the Program
Data has shown the most common risk factors positively affected by Wellness Programs:
- Overall BMI
- Blood pressure
- Blood glucose levels
- LDL and triglycerides
Decreasing risk factors decrease overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and cancer — leading diseases and causes of death in the US.
Is there a healthy return on investment?
Maximize the wellbeing of your Wellness Program by incorporating Nutritional Education, evaluation and counseling. Provide Education on Healthy Lifestyle behaviors and Mental Health/Balance. Include Movement/Stretch/Exercise programs to create better physical awareness, self-confidence and injury avoidance. Offer Education and resources for better quality Sleep.
For a healthier bottom line, explore ways to expand your Wellness Programs and continue to benefit from happier, healthier members.