IAPO Releases Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

Worksite Wellness GuideWith a healthier workforce, we get a better economy and higher quality of life. Worksite wellness programs boost employee morale and health, and are good for business, to boot. Did you know that for every $1 spent in wellness programs, companies could save an aver­age of $3.27 in medical costs and $2.73 in absenteeism costs?

This new resource guide includes strategies and case studies for healthy eating, active transportation, physical activity, alternative scheduling and breastfeeding.  You can also learn why companies should care about worksite wellness, how to start a wellness committee and even get links to assessment and sample policies.

Employee health is a worthwhile investment. Everyone benefits from worksite wellness programs: employ­ers, employees, shareholders, and the broader community. When we are healthier as a society, we all bene­fit.

Using evidence-based strategies, this guide will help employers take bold action to invest in worksite wellness that can help busi­nesses improve their bottom line by reducing health care spending and creating more productive workers.

Topics in the Resource Guide include:

Starting a Wellness Committee

  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Transport/ Physical Activity
  • Alternative Scheduling
  • Breastfeeding
  • Employer Success Stories

View the Worksite Wellness Resource Guide here.