Dr. Michael Forster

Guess what? Health promotion works!

An analysis of 56 published studies on work site health promotion programs by the American Journal of Health Promotion offers some very good news for health advocates – a nearly $6 savings, or “return on investment” (ROI), for every dollar spent on employee wellness programs.

The payoff comes in the form of an average 27% reduction in sick leave; a 26% reduction in health costs; and a 32% decrease in workers’ compensation and disability claims.

Organizational execs typically cite a paucity of solid, quantified evidence on ROI as a reason for reluctance to invest heavily in wellness and health promotion programs.  Well, boys and girls, here’s what you’ve been waiting for.  Now, start spending seriously on wellness – it works, and it saves you money!

Dr. Michael Forster
Dr. Michael Forster

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