The Facts

When it comes to workplace wellness, the employer benefits just as much as the employee. Workplace wellness increases worker happiness, health and loyalty, as well as productivity.

By working on programs in the workplace such as smoking cessation and education, employers can make a difference to a lot of people all at once. For instance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that employers with comprehensive wellness programs have:

  • Reduced healthcare costs by 20 to 55 percent
  • Reduced short-term sick leave by six to 32 percent
  • Increased productivity by two to 52 percent

Those numbers alone show the importance of a workplace wellness approach.

And if we need more evidence, this article from Harvard Business Review discusses the hard return on employee wellness programs.

Furthermore, healthy employees stay with your company. A study by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health shows that organizations with highly effective wellness programs report a lot fewer people leaving than do those whose programs aren’t as good (9% vs. 15%)”.

Other important facts about areas in our target programs:

MyHealthStory — This technology allows patients and doctors to communicate, to diagnose, to treat and to refer. Patient portals and health information exchanges are growing as an effective way for patients and doctors to keep up with patient needs. MyHealthStory offers these options for Marion County residents.

Community Health Workers — These volunteers serve in communities to help ensure that friends and neighbors are cared for, and that they can help find the programs available to meet their health needs.

Multi-Disciplinary Teams — These teams work with patients to control the risks of chronic diseases and to help manage chronic disease symptoms and conditions, like obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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