Worksite Wellness Awards
Health Foundation has supported the Florida Worksite Wellness Awards since its inception in 2009. The event aims to increase awareness among Florida businesses about the benefits of worksite wellness programs while simultaneously recognizing local companies who are already leaders in the field, promoting healthy employees. For more information about this event, please visit www.worksitewellnessawards.org.
The typical American adult works 47 stressful hours per week in a technologically driven, sedentary work environment. And while workers are sitting, health care costs are rising. In 2011, U.S health care spending grew 3.9 percent, reaching $2.7 trillion, or $8,680 per person and a whopping 17.9 percent of GDP (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services).
In a nutshell, worksite wellness programs are educational, behavioral and environmental initiatives directed at improving the health and well-bring of workers while also improving a company’s bottom line. Several literature reviews have concluded that for every dollar invested in a wellness program over a three-year period, the ROI ranges from about $1.40 to $4.70, implying a major potential for long term cost savings.