Wellness Program Student’s Name Institution Wellness Program Introduction A health and wellness program is an intentional plan by business managers to create programs that are aimed at ensuring the workforce is healthy and strong enough to be productive (O’Donnell 2001). In the pioneer years of workplace health and wellness programs it was meant for top executives and they were only implemented by the highly successful companies as extra pecks for these executives (Sparling 2010). Over the years however the concept has evolved and managers realized health and wellness programs were not just a luxury for the successful companies and top managers but a necessity to ensure continued high productivity among employees. Additionally research has proven that health and wellness programs reduce the cost of medication incurred by the firm through insurance payments and medical reimbursements significantly (Aldana Merrill Price Hardy and Hager 2005). This is not to mention the people think of just exercise when the word wellness comes up but it means more than that. An employee also needs to have peace of mind and the right psychological state to be well (O’Donnell 2001). Healthy employees means the organization is more productive there is reduced absenteeism and sickness levels are also low. References Aldana S. G. Merrill R. M. Price K. Hardy A. & Hager R. (2005). Financial impact of a comprehensive multisite workplace health promotion program. Preventive medicine 40(2) 131-137. CDC. (2016). Workplace Health Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC. Cdc.gov. Retrieved 29 December 2017 from www.cdc.gov Chenoweth D. (2011). Worksite Health Promotion (3rd ed.). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics. McKee M. & Raine R. (2005). Choosing health? First choose your philosophy. O'Donnell M. P. (Ed.). (2001). Health promotion in the workplace. Cengage Learning. Sparling P. B. (2010). Worksite health promotion: principles resources and challenges. Preventing chronic disease 7(1). [...]
Title: Program Design 6 pages long, APA format, Master level writing, Due Sat December 30 Design a Health and Wellness program for a corporate environment with the needs and interest of the employees in mind. The goal is to reduce or prevent the most common preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, and arthritis. Disease management is a key component in the program. Inspire the employee to exercise by ?? An assessment of the current employee base will be required, a survey of employee interest to aid in employee participation. Support with education, counseling for person issues such as divorcee or child care., managing money. Also, follow the directions of the assignment: I have provided some references Use an integrated program to help keep cost down Eventually, most worksite health promotion practitioners wonder how they should provide programs to reach those in greatest need. Depending on their particular circumstances, some practitioners choose to offer single topic programs at the same time or in a staggered fashion. Other practitioners prefer to integrate various health themes into a single program. Since company budgets are currently tight, there is a need to increase productivity demands and heighten expectations to do more with less. In fact, more worksite health promotion practitioners are moving toward more integrated programs. For this week's assignment, reflect on your program philosophy. How would you take your theory and integrate this into an actual program that includes exercise and physical fitness, nutrition, weight control, and injury prevention? Think outside the box with your program design by utilizing visual aids and a minimum of three outside sources within your narrative. One of the major challenges for any worksite health professional is the development and launching of a wellness program within a corporation. One major component that most of these programs share is a worksite health professional, who is committed to identifying needs, coordinating responsibilities, and applying appropriate resources towards achieving reasonable, well-defined goals. Your textbook (Chenoweth, 2011) has a checklist that includes a dozen features typically found in the successful worksite health promotion programs. Program planners may wish to copy and use a checklist to determine how well the program meets the criteria. Developing a program that includes all of these features requires careful planning before implementing the program, as well as regular maintenance, once the program is underway. Plans to launch a successful worksite health promotion program must include the development of a marketing strategy to make the program appealing to employees, preparing employees to take action, creating health fairs, and conducting employee health screenings. Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments. Assignment Preparation 1. Review all Books and Resources for this week. L Book Worksite Health Promotion Chenoweth, D. (2011). Worksite Health Promotion (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Read chapter 4 • McKee, M., & Raine, R. (2005). Choosing health? First, choose your philosophy. Link Sparling, P. B. (2010). Worksite health promotion: Principles, resources, and challenges.