Wellness and Health Promotion Program

Definition - What does Wellness and Health Promotion Program mean?

A wellness and health promotion program is the complete collection of health, safety, and wellness promotion activities of a particular employer. A wellness and health promotion program will employ a variety of resources to improve overall health and safety among the employer’s workforce at all organizational levels. Some features included in a wellness and health promotion program are health education, a supportive work environment, health programs that are well integrated into the business, health screening programs, and connections to other health programs within the company. A wellness and health promotion program may also be referred to as a workplace health promotion program or a comprehensive worksite wellness and health promotion program.

WorkplaceTesting explains Wellness and Health Promotion Program

By implementing an effective wellness and health promotion program, an employer can reduce absenteeism, improve safety, prevent injuries and improve overall employee health and quality of life. A wellness and health promotion program begins with an assessment of needs. Then an employer must plan a program based on needs and available resources and implement that program. Implementation may include the use of internal and external (community) resources and relies on the participation of both employees and management in order to succeed. Finally, a good program will include continuing program evaluation to assess impact and need for improvement.

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