Walk AND talk wellness

A RAND Corp. study examined 10 years of data from an employer’s wellness program. When compared against the lifestyle-management component, disease management delivered 86 percent of the hard health care cost savings, generating $136 in savings per member per month and a 30 percent reduction in hospital admissions.

Move beyond the same, tired health information that can be found elsewhere. Tell stories of employees who engage in healthy habits. Instead of lectures about eating vegetables or the importance of maintaining one’s weight, feature employees who enjoy gardening and creating healthy recipes. Tips on exercise are great, but stories about people who love to hike or prefer to take the stairs set the example for healthy living.

Choose effective communication. Select News Link to tell the stories of people doing the right things for the right reasons.