20 Components of Best in Class Workplace Wellness Programs

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how to implement a successful and cost effective wellness program in your organization.

Repeated on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

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 and increased productivity. As a result, many organizations have implemented wellness programs or are planning to do so. The components of these programs, as well as how much of a ROI they generate, can differ greatly. This session will describe a best practice approach you can use to either start a new one or enhance an existing one. You will learn the five phases of the health care continuum and three ways to increase participation in your wellness programs. Powell will share seven wellness program topics to offer as well as three strategies to market a wellness program to maximize participation. Finally, you will learn five ways to evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite wellness program. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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