10 Steps for Implementing a Health and Wellness Program

As an HR professional you understand that a health and wellness program is about much more than having dental claims reimbursed — it can be a powerful tool to promote healthy outcomes for your employees. This, in turn, can lead to increased productivity, results and happier workers. It also shows employees that you are committed to their well-being and sends a message that their health is important.

Employers can do many things to help employees achieve personal health and wellness program goals, especially now that information and resources about prevention and health promotion in the workplace has increasingly become available. Integrating this into your organization can be challenging, but the following 10 points present a good starting point.

10 health and wellness program steps:

1. OBJECTIVES BASED ON THE ORGANIZATION’S STRATEGIC PLAN

The project will differ greatly according to the objectives in place. If your goal is to attract and retain employees, then focus activities on their interests. If the objective is to cut health costs, then focus on their actual health needs.

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