Community Wellness Program Thesis
This paper will discuss the different components of a wellness program, explore a typical employer’s overall wellness strategy, and analyze incentives and trends in common wellness programs in America.... “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy life.
For those employees who would like to lose weight, the company offers to pay the membership fee for the gym.
In an article in Employee Benefits magazine it states that “Wellness management does not need to be complicated, or costly.
A few simple steps could help to mitigate long-term problems, such as introducing early intervention activities that red flag cases identified via an absence reporting mechanism, the proactive management of musculo-skeletal conditions and stress, introducing a smoking cessation program or running regular health wellbeing days.
- Introduction Over the last several decades, an epidemic of “lifestyle diseases” has developed in the United States.
In response, employers, in an attempt to increase productivity and decrease health insurance costs, have created wellness programs to combat the growing trend of unhealthy living habits.