Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new publication titled “Winning With Wellness,” which outlines strategies that businesses large and small can use to implement effective wellness programs in the workplace.
The publication, unveiled at Chamber’s annual event, “Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness: Aligning Business Goals With a Healthy Workforce,” charts a road map for designing successful and effective workplace wellness programs, shows how wellness programs can be a win-win for employers and employees alike, and discusses the legal and regulatory parameters associated with these programs.
The report finds, in short, that good health is good business.
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to controlling health care costs, but research shows that workplace wellness programs can help improve our nation’s health,” said Randy Johnson, senior vice president of Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits for the U.S. Chamber. “Prevention pays off, so when wellness programs are designed well and implemented the right way, they can work for businesses of all stripes. These programs can be quite complex, but also simple in nature, and easily implemented by small businesses.”
The publication was created in collaboration with leaders in the health care industry and academic community. Pfizer and the American College of Preventive Medicine served as co-sponsors for the annual workplace wellness event at which the publication was released.
“The Chamber will continue to make every effort to promote wellness programs among its members, and provide applicable resources to the business community,” said Johnson.