An Introduction to Wellness Programs

Course Overview

Is your organization considering launching a worksite wellness program, or revamping an existing program? AHIP’s An Introduction to Wellness Programs online course can help make your program more outcome-focused, with data-driven evidence that demonstrates the return on your investment. One of the lasting benefits of workplace wellness initiatives is how they create a culture of wellness, helping employees of all ages avoid or lessen the effects of chronic disease, so this course explores the correlation between workplace wellness and health care costs.

What You’ll Learn
  • The basics of workplace wellness programs, including benefits to individual participants and opportunities for sponsoring organizations
  • Wellness program design elements and options, health risk assessment, and the need for a wellness committee
  • Establishing timelines and budget parameters
  • The role of senior management; how gender, and diversity within the employee population factor into program design
  • Attracting and maintaining employee participation including how to inspire, grow, you’re your staff’s interest
  • Approaches to healthy aging including how wellness programs can help workers postpone infirmities associated with chronic diseases
  • Steps for gathering data, evaluating outcomes, and achieving return on investment
  • Legal issues under HIPAA, GINA, ADA, ERISA, and recent health care reforms
  • Various models of care, including patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and value-based insurance design; how these approaches apply to or can be combined with wellness programs
Who Should Take This Course
  • Agents and brokers
  • Benefits specialists
  • Corporate decision-makers
  • Employee assistance professionals
  • Health, fitness, and rehabilitation professionals
  • Human resources professionals
  • Long-term care professionals
  • Occupational health professionals
  • Underwriters
  • Wellness managers

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