Harvard Study: Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings

With health care expenditures soaring, there is increasing interest in workplace-based disease prevention and health promotion as a means of improving health while lowering costs. We conduct a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated such programs, focusing on studies with particularly rigorous methods and examining effects on health care costs and absenteeism.

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CDC Interview: Return on Investment for Corporate Wellness

Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D. is the Director of the Emory University Institute of Health and Productivity Studies and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research at Thomson Reuters. Dr. Goetzel is a nationally recognized expert on evaluations of health promotion programs. He has an extensive background in health and productivity management, data analysis, and applied research.

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CDC Interview: Making the Case for Corporate Wellness

Catherine Baase, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEM, is the Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, with direct responsibility for leadership and management of all Occupational Health, Epidemiology, and Health Promotion programs and staff around the world.  In addition to these roles, Dr. Baase drives the Dow Health Strategy for employees, retirees, and their families.  She is also involved with health policy and issues management.   Previously, Dr. Baase served as director of Health Care Strategic Planning with direct responsibility for Dow's U.S. health benefit plans.

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