Leveraging the “How” and “Who” of Employee Wellness Engagement
Employee engagement in company wellness initiatives is a pivotal strategy in the reduction of healthcare costs for employers. For much of recent history, employers’ healthcare costs have been rising exponentially. For every 100 employees in an organization, chronic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity can cost an employer almost $90,000 per year.
The need for health and wellness initiatives in the workplace is more pressing than ever, with some occupations requiring more intervention than others. Personalized digital health coaching has shown to positively impact individuals with chronic conditions and lower overall healthcare costs. However, some employees may need more than a behavior change program to reduce or eliminate high health care costs. Risk stratification is a way of grouping patients in order to better predict their care needs and prevent worsening health outcomes. Risk levels are defined based on factors such as health status, health behaviors, and quantity and complexity of care needs.
In our latest white paper, we dive deeper into the “who” and “how” of employee engagement from a digital health coaching perspective. We discuss which employees to target when designing an employee wellness program based on risk stratification. We also dig into the evidence-based models that support behavior change and how to use them to engage employees.
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