Why workforce health matters
As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we’re here for you and your employees.
You have an opportunity to improve the health of your employees every day. Making small changes to your workplace and company policies is a great way to start, and it’s where you can make the biggest impact. On these pages, you’ll find the tools and support to build a culture of health at work — and see how the right partner can help guide you along the way.
Poor lifestyle choices increase the risk of chronic conditions, which have a negative effect on your employees’ lives and can raise your premiums. They also make it harder to be productive, lead to more sick days, and increase workers’ compensation costs. The good news is that many lifestyle risks can be affected by behavior change — which you’re uniquely positioned to influence.
— Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health, 2014.
Following this four-step model helps you lay a strong foundation for developing your plan, organizing your program activities, and making it easy and fun for your employees to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Use data to learn where your organization stands on workforce wellness.
Set goals, schedule activities, and develop a communications strategy.
Launch and promote the program to your workforce.
Evaluate your program’s success and set future goals.
— Pamela G., San Mateo County
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Go to the Resource Center for additional workforce health program tools
As you think about the best way to get your wellness program off the ground, consider the importance of working with the right organization. Improved workforce health doesn’t happen by itself. It takes an experienced, strategic partner like Kaiser Permanente to make better workforce health a reality.
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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