Wellness Programs Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the benefits of wellness programs.
# 150516 | 1,865 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper describes the many health and emotional benefits associated with wellness programs. In particular, the paper addresses wellness programs that are workplace initiatives. Various services that are part of these programs are discussed, such as stress management programs, on-site health education, free screenings and health club memberships. Next, the paper explores how a wellness program can be implemented and how to overcome obstacles to establishing a wellness program. The paper concludes by noting that the goal of a wellness programs is to provide employees with the opportunity to live the healthiest lives that they can. In doing this organizations are able to reduce costs and increase productivity. In the long-run maintaining a healthy staff results in a great deal of profitability for the organizations.


How Wellness Programs Work
Implementing a Wellness Program (Core Practices)
Obstacles to Wellness Program Participation

From the Paper:

"A wellness program is basically composed of "Services focused on the promotion or maintenance of good health rather than the correction of poor health ("Wellness Programs")." These services can come in the form of stress management programs, on-site health education, free screenings and health club memberships ("Wellness Programs"). The stress management programs that some organizations offer as an aspect of a wellness program is designed to teach employees how to control stress levels. Stress can cause a myriad of health problems including headaches, high blood pressure and other ailments. Stress also impedes on the ability of employees to work in a way that is productive.
As it pertains to free screening some organizations offer free diabetes screening and blood pressure screenings ("Wellness Programs"). Both of the ailments can cause serious health issues including blindness, stroke, heart attack and amputation. In addition treatment for dealing with all of the aforementioned ailments can be astronomical. Many organizations also offer memberships to health clubs (Naydeck et al, 2008). In some instances the health club is located on site and in other cases employees are given free or discounted memberships to local health clubs. The purpose of these memberships is to encourage employees to exercise."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carruth P. J., Carruth, A.K.(2009). Cost Accounting Implications For Corporate Wellness Programs Journal of Business & Economics Research - June, 2009 Volume 7, Number 6
  • Harding, A. (2009) Company wellness programs improve health, cut costs Retrieved September 27, 2009 from; http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/01/hcif.healthy.living/index.html
  • Mulvihill M. The Definition and Core Practices of WellnessJournal of Employee Assistance. Retrieved September 27, 2009 from; http://www.awlp.org/awlp/pub/nwfm_Definition_Practices_Wellness.pdf
  • Naydeck, Barbara L. Pearson, Janine A., Ozminkowski, Ronald J., Day, Brian T., Goetzel, Ron Z. (2008) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Volume 50 - Issue 2 - pp 146-156
  • Wellness programs. Retrieved September 27, 2009 from; http :// www. entrepreneur. com/ encyclopedia/term/82650.html

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