May 18- National Employee Health and Fitness Day


Today is National Employee Health and Fitness Day. This is a great day to remind us of how interrelated health is with workforce productivity.

Numerous studies have documented the savings associated with a healthy workforce both in terms of direct medical costs as well as in improved productivity.  Healthier employees are more productive. Work by Dr. Dee Edington and others have shown that for every dollar one pays in health care costs, a company loses about three dollars in lost productivity. So Good Health is Good Business.

What can a company do to improve the health and fitness of its workforce?  Begin by looking at the organization, its culture, the health of its workforce. Look to an outside expert such as U.S. Preventive Medicine to help you build a program that meets your needs. As a small business, you can still get access to high quality programs. In fact The Prevention Plan is available through Sam’s Club.

You can also learn more through a series of blogs I wrote on selecting a program:

Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray?

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program –The Science of Preventive Medicine

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Accreditation

Selecting a Company for your Prevention Program – Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Looking for Outcomes 

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Outcomes from The Prevention Plan

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Be Careful when Looking at Data

For more information on National Employee Health and Fitness Day click here.

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About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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