Traditional workplace wellness consists of activities such as health fairs, health risk assessments, health education/coaching, and policies including no-smoking, time for exercise, on-site healthy food options, among other options.
Increasingly, wellness is expanding beyond physical health to include total well-being—social, mental, occupational and financial health. Consequently, organizations are looking beyond health care cost control as the sole objective and turning attention to the broader organizational impact of a healthy workforce.
Strategies such as value-based health care (VBHC) are used to target and implement win-wins for organizations and workers; and engagement, turnover, absenteeism and productivity are viewed as key indicators of a culture of health and wellness.
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