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How to Lead a Health and Wellness Program for Your Company

OnDemand Webinar (60 minutes)

Understand the benefits of having a wellness program and how to create one that is appropriate for your organization.Designing and managing an employee wellness program is an important step in improving the health and productivity of employees and potentially improving the overall cost of employer-provided health care. Wellness programs can benefit employers by lowering health care costs, reducing absenteeism, achieving higher employee productivity, reducing workers' compensation and disability-related costs, reducing injuries, and improving employee morale and loyalty. What can HR do? Human resource professionals can and should play a key role in designing and managing workplace wellness programs. HR's responsibilities with respect to wellness programs may include advocating for the establishment of such programs to achieve strategic objectives, assessing wellness program options, designing and implementing various types of wellness programs, enlisting the help of experts when and where needed, communicating to employees about the organization's wellness program components to encourage and increase participation in such programs, evaluating the effectiveness of workplace wellness programs, monitoring changes in the law and in the global employment environment relative to wellness programs, and making recommendations for and implementing improvements in wellness programs.


Amanda Sheaffer, MS, RDN, LDN, Chicago Nutrition



• Instructor

• Why Corporate Wellness Programs Are Needed

• What HR Professionals and Wellness Committees Can Do

Wellness Programming:

• Step 1: Conduct Employee Assessment Including Interest/Options

- Health Risk Assessment

- Organization Assessment: What Is Appropriate for the Workplace? (Never Weight-Related)

• Step 2: Obtain Management Support on Results

• Step 3: Establish Committee: Who Is in Charge of What?

- Implementation

- Motivation

- Tracking/Evaluation

- Prizes

• Step 4: Establish a Budget

- Hire out

- Technology

- Self-Created

- Ability for Buying Equipment for Employees

• Step 5: Establish Tracking Methods/Goals/Objective of the Health and Wellness Program

- App, Online Program, Apple® Watch

- Paper Chart, Photographs

• Step 6: Next Page

• Step 7: Select Incentives

• Step 8: Communication of Wellness Plan

- Marketing and Prep Work

• Step 9: Implementation

• Step 10: Analysis

- Survey on the Topic and How It Was Run

• Step 6: Design Wellness Components/Topic Ideas

- The Why

- The Importance

- How to Track

- Motivation

- Analysis/Prizes

- Length

- Stress Reduction

- Smoking Cessation Programs

- Health Risk Assessment (Daylong Seminar)

- Exercise, Nutrition Education