The Five Ws of Workplace Wellness [Photo Gallery]

March 15, 2017
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.  If he were alive today, Ben Franklin also may have added escalating healthcare costs to the list.  Not only are employees asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare policy, but employers are providing wellness programs and incentives to change behavior and ultimately improve employee health and reduce costs.  Smart investments in wellness can work to bring costs down, as Franklin also said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin.

If he were alive today, Ben Franklin also may have added escalating healthcare costs to the list. 

Not only are employees asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare policy, but employers are providing wellness programs and incentives to change behavior and ultimately improve employee health and reduce costs. 

Smart investments in wellness can work to bring costs down, and as Franklin also said, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Here are five questions you should be able to answer that will prove your workplace wellness program is successful.

Click through the slideshow to read each one.

About the Author

Allan Brown, PT | Chief Ergonomist

Allan Brown has been published on the model in The Comprehensive Guide to Work Injury Management (1995) by Susan Isernhagen, as well as in a number of other professional publications throughout the country. He has presented nationally on the topics of ergonomics and on-site care. Brown studied exercise physiology and kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation. He also has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Howard University, and continued his ergonomics training at the University of Michigan. Brown currently is chief ergonomist at workers’ compensation specialty insurer MEMIC.

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