The most valuable asset to any company is its employees
Research has shown, healthy employees are happier and more productive in the workplace. According to the American Journal of Health Promotion, 25% of all health claims are related to major health risks such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise, stress, obesity, smoking, depression, alcohol use, and high blood pressure. In fact, a study completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that 75% of health care spending is attributable to illnesses that are entirely preventable.
We know the cost of an unhealthy workforce can significantly impact a company’s bottom line. As part of our MANAGE TO ZERO® Program, Potomac Companies has developed a proprietary program known as HEALTHe Initiatives™ (Helping Employees Achieve Longevity Through Health Education). HEALTHe Initiatives™ works with employers to promote employee lifestyle changes that keep low-risk employees healthy, convert medium-risk individuals to low-risk, and properly manage high-risk employee health through prevention, health education, and chronic disease management. By instituting corporate wellness programs and effectively integrating them with their benefits and their culture, employers can effectively decrease health care costs, reduce employee absenteeism, increase productivity, and improve retention rates.
Potomac Companies’ HEALTHe Initiatives™ program gives employers the tools they need to successfully implement wellness programs and incentives. Our services include:
- Education on the benefits of wellness initiatives
- Recommendations for health promotion options
- Coordination and management of corporate wellness programs
- Ongoing review and analysis of program effectiveness
Promote Healthy Living
In order to significantly alter health care costs, it is critical for employers to drive positive lifestyle changes and promote healthy living.
Potomac Companies works directly with your company to design, create, and implement customized wellness plans that are appropriate for the company’s internal culture and objectives. Initial goals may begin with defining participation levels for initiatives and grow over time into targeted programs including those that work to increase preventative care utilization, reduce obesity, decrease the number of employees who use tobacco products, and support healthy lifestyle change.
Potomac Companies works closely with each of our clients to optimize wellness strategies in order to meet individual needs for successfully creating a healthy workforce and reducing health care costs.
See our Wellness Blog for bi-monthly posts on timely corporate wellness topics.
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