Step 1: Making the Case for Worksite Wellness
When planning worksite wellness initiatives it is important to make sure you have support from upper management. The resources on this page will help you to make the case for worksite wellness.
Making the Case for Worksite Wellness Slides
Summary: A slideshow geared for management to help employers understand the value of worksite wellness initiatives.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
References for slides: http://www.mihealthtools.org/work/documents/TrAiNiNgMaNuAl_ReferenceList09-10-12.pdf
Work Matters for Health
Summary: A PDF that is geared for management that explains how health impacts work, human and economic costs for employment-related health problems, and strategies for improving health by making workplaces healthier.
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Access: Commission to Build a Healthier America
Employer Health Asset Management: A Roadmap for Improving the Health of Your Employees and Your Organization
Summary: This explains the cost benefits of promoting a healthy workforce beyond direct financial benefits, including employee morale.
Source: Change Accent Work Group
Physical Inactivity Calculator
Summary: This quantifies the cost of physical inactivity. You need the following information: your state, number of adults, number of working adults, percentage of adults 65 years and older, and median per capita salary of workforce.
Source: East Carolina University
Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator
Summary: This projects the impact of evidence-based programs on health care costs, productivity, and absenteeism. Enter the annual health care costs, annual health care cost percent increase, number of employees, information on how many employees are obese and smokers if desired (otherwise it will generate an average number).
Source: Well Steps