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Opportunity: Enhance Workplace Wellness programs with Vitamin D

Exclusive: 'Workplace wellness' fails bottom line, waistlines - RAND May 2013: highlights

  • Workplace Wellness is a $6 billion industry with 500 vendors - such as Emerick Consulting (Tom Emerick)
  • 51% of all big US employers now have Workplace Wellness programs
  • Little observable benefit in weight loss, cholesterol reduction, time off from work, health costs, etc.
  • Medium to large companies spend $521 per employee per year and get a net savings of only $29
  • No statistically significant decreases in cost and use of emergency department and hospital care
  • Only 2 % of employers had precise savings estimates

PDF of Rand Study of Workplace Wellness is attached at the bottom of this page


Diversity of Incentives

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Types of Incentives

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Benefits to employers

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Types of Screening

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Incentives vs behavior change

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Benefits of increasing Vitamin D in employees and their families

SHORT TERM = Quick Return on investment
Reduced Sick Leave - for employee or due to family
Improved on-job productivity - few aches, colds, (difficult to measure)
Reduced pregnancy costs - fewer complications, sick infant,
Reduced time to recover from surgery
LONGER TERM
Employee not lost due to health problems/death (large cost to train a replacement)

Probably start with the "low hanging fruit"
= employees at high risk of being vitamin D deficient
= belongs to at least one of the following

Back-of-the-envelope: 5X Return on Investment per family-year for high-risk empolyees in short term

Cost $100: vitamin D, cofactors, education, progam management
Benefit $500


See also VitaminDWiki

See also web

Short url = http://is.gd/Dwellness

Attached files

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2584 Incentives.jpg admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:20 39.26 Kb 647
2583 Types of screening.jpg admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:20 40.89 Kb 1210
2582 Benefits to employers.jpg admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:19 22.40 Kb 1563
2581 Type of Incentive.jpg admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:19 34.28 Kb 1368
2580 incentive diversity.jpg admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:18 35.55 Kb 2684
2579 RAND+Workplace+wellness 2012.pdf PDF admin 17 Jun, 2013 19:17 1.41 Mb 1008
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