A model to plan, implement and evaluate corporate health enhancement programs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Daniel L. Bibeau, Professor (Contributor)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Much of the health education literature in recent years has extolled the virtue of developing comprehensive corporate health enhancement programs. Various authors1-5 have identified the benefits of such programs to in-clude improved productivity, reduction of benefit costs, reduction of human resource development costs and the improved image of a corporation. Improved production can be manifested in reduced absenteeism, improved morale, improved ability to perform and the development of a higher quality staff. The reduction of benefit costs can be measured by a reduction of health care costs (or reduction in the rate of increase), lowered life insurance costs, and reduced worker's compensation claims. Cost benefits related to the reduction of human resource development costs can be seen in a decrease in costs for recruiting new employees and the monies saved by not having to train those new employees. The image of the corporate organization can be enhanced by the general visibility that a comprehensive health enhancement program provides and through the increased sense of concern for the employees. Although it is possible to reap all the aforementioned benefits from a comprehensive health enhancement program, the program must be properly planned, implemented and evaluated. Those responsible for the development of such programs must use a systematic approach. To this end, this manuscript will outline a model which will help to increase the likelihood of success for comprehensive corporate health enhancement programs.

Additional Information

Publication
Wellness Perspectives, 2, 3, 19-24
Language: English
Date: 1985
Keywords
Corporate health enhancement programs, Model for success