Many corporations have implemented wellness initiatives to maintain or reduce care costs. Are you seeing the fruits of your efforts? If not, below are some ideas to make your program a success.
1. The CEO, top management, and department heads need to actively promote and participate in the wellness program. Unless employees see that the program is endorsed by management, employee participation will be minimal.
2. Be consistant. Periodic health risk assessments and wellness fairs does little for the bottom line of your health care costs. Have regularly scheduled lunch and learns. Organize a walking program with a buddy system for a lunch hour activity.
3. Work with your vendors who provide food service in your cafeteria and stock your vending machines. Reduce the number of unhealthy items available and provide a variety of healthy choices.
4. Conduct result-oriented wellness programs on a regular basis. Find a wellness program that has a proven track record. Make welllness a part of your company’s mission.
CHIP is a scientifically-proven wellness program with over 50,000 graduates that teaches people how to make better lifestyle choices to reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure, disarm type II diabetes, and helps people lose weight. Two years following the program, the Wisconsin Education Association saved on average $3,400.00 per diabetic who had graduated from the CHIP Program.
Find out how CHIP can improve the bottom line of your company’s health care costs. Call 815-316-6361 or visit www.CHIPhealth.com.