The 20 Essential Characteristics of Successful Workplace Wellness Programs

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn how to design and implement a successful workplace wellness program.
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Research has shown that companies providing wellness programs receive an average ROI of $3.48 to 1 due to reduced health care costs and $5.82 to 1 due to reduced absenteeism. As a result, many organizations are either providing wellness programs arleady or are planning to. This session will describe a best practice approach you can use to implement successful wellness programs. We will discuss how comprehensive the program should be, maximizing employee participation, involving dependents, teaching wise consumerism, addressing low and high risk employees, online versus offline interventions, psychosocial issues, legal implications, and evaluation.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Presenter: 

Don Powell

Don
Powell

Dr. Don R. Powell is the President and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Institute is a leading developer and provider of health management programs and self-care publications.

Dr. Powell is a licensed psychologist who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He also taught in the University's Psychology Department for eight years where he was nominated for the "Distinguished Teaching Award" and presently serves as a guest lecturer. Dr. Powell is considered to be one of the country's foremost authorities on the design and implementation of community and corporate health education programs. He is the author of fourteen best-selling self-care books including Healthier at Home®, the HealthyLife® Self-Care Guide, which was the winner of the National Health Information’s “Excellence in Health Education Award” and A Year of Health Hints. He gave 110% in writing his latest book Best Sports Clichés Ever which Sports Illustrated called “a home run." He also wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and has published many professional articles.

Location: 
S405
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
Senior-Level
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