Health and Wellness at Work

Health and wellness are important aspects in anyone’s life. Having employees who are happy and healthy is important in a company. Employees who are happy are more productive, and stay employed longer, with the company. Having a health and wellness program to help those employees stay healthy helps you as an employer, and the employee.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Access Health and Wellness Program Needs
  • Plan a Health and Wellness Program
  • Implement a Health and Wellness Program
  • Maintain a Health and Wellness Program

Definition of a Health and Wellness Program

  • What is a Health and Wellness Program?
  • Productivity
  • Cost of Health Care
  • Costs of Absenteeism
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Types of Health and Wellness Programs

  • Health Behaviors
  • Health Screenings and Maintenance
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Injuries
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Health Behavior Programs

  • Increasing Physical Activity
  • Nutrition & Weight Loss
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Health Screenings and Maintenance Programs

  • Preventative Care Screenings
  • Cancer Screenings
  • Annual Examinations
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Mental Health Programs

  • Stress Management
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling
  • Awareness & Education
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Evaluate the Need

  • Review Current and Previous Programs
  • Environmental Factors
  • Identify Common Health Conditions and Procedures
  • Review Company Information Pertaining to Employee Health
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Planning Process

  • Form a Health and Wellness Team or Committee
  • Define Goals
  • Budget
  • Programs and Policies
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Implementation

  • Get Management Support
  • Test It Out
  • Get the Word Out
  • Incentives
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Create a “Culture of Wellness”

  • Accessible Healthy Eating Options
  • Give Them a Break
  • Alcohol, Drug, and Smoke-Free Work Environment
  • Eliminate Hazards
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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