Presentation on theme: "EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Kayla Warren. The Goal Of Employee Wellness Programs: Effectively promote health and wellness among staff to encourage awareness."— Presentation transcript:
The Goal Of Employee Wellness Programs: Effectively promote health and wellness among staff to encourage awareness of health related issues, improve morale, and productivity while reducing healthcare costs and employee absenteeism In schools and major corporations
Why Implement Employee Wellness Programs? Reduce absenteeism Decrease injuries Reduce demand for medical services Lower workers’ compensation/healthcare costs Increase Productivity Help recruit and retain productive employees
Main Issues to Target When Developing an Employee Wellness Program: Improve Cardiovascular Fitness Decrease blood pressure and cholesterol Reduce number of smoking employees Create healthier eating habits
Cardiovascular Fitness Benefits: maintain healthy weight reduce risk of disease lower blood pressure and cholesterol improve state of mind How? Walking programs, pedometer challenges, stationary equipment, possible incentives
TrekDesk o Workout while working o Don’t need to take extra time out of the day o Walking promotes health restoration, weight loss, mood boost, productivity, and cognitive functioning o $479.00
Striiv The First Smart Pedometer With every step, Striiv learns your behavior and motivates you to walk a lot more Striiv creates personal challenges based on your level of activity You reach your fitness goals as you move throughout the day $99.95
My Wellness Pal Online or an app on your phone! Log meals and exercise World’s largest nutrition and calorie database Free!
Blood Pressure Monitors Convenient Portable Accurate Automatically activates when wrist is at heart level Offers 2 user mode-records readings for two people $75.99
Smoking Cessation QuitNet http://www.quitnet.com/qnhomepage.aspx http://www.quitnet.com/qnhomepage.aspx Online forums, chats, clubs, buddy systems, guides, games, and program locators
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “Men who smoke: $16,000 more in lifetime medical expenses & are absent from work 4 days more per year than men who do not smoke. Women: about $18,000 more in expenses and are absent 2 more days than their non-smoking counterparts.”
How Much is Saved? 27% reduction in sick leave absenteeism 26% reduction in health care costs 32% reduction in workers' compensation and disability management cost claims.