Work place wellness programs have shown to be a smart investment both for the improved health and well being of employees, as well as the improved productivity and healthcare cost containment for employers. Healthy Harford supports worksite wellness programs, and will work to connect area employers with health related resources in our community.
Starting a Worksite Wellness Program:
Maryland Department of Health – Guidelines for Healthy Workplace Meetings
CDC Workplace Health Promotion – guidance on how to start a Workplace Wellness Program in your office.
What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs? “Wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. Newer evidence tells a different story. With tax incentives and grants available under recent federal health care legislation, U.S. companies can use wellness programs to chip away at their enormous health care costs, which are only rising with an aging workforce.”
10 Stats That Will Make You Consider a Worksite Wellness Program – Unhealthy workers cost more, just plain and simple. So why not create an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles?
How to Design a Corporate Wellness Program that Actually Works – avoid the pitfalls of one time events, lack of leadership, and simply kicking the can down the road, and create a program that nets actual benefits.