“Effective workplace health and wellness programs range widely, from building awareness about disease prevention and healthy lifestyles to helping individuals cope with specific issues related to health and well-being. Successful programs are well-integrated into the business and are comprised of several components, including benefits, health promotion, disability management, health screening, counseling, employee advocacy, and other services that provide education and assistance. These programs often yield quantifiable bottom-line benefits to companies by boosting productivity, reducing absenteeism, cutting healthcare and worker compensation costs, and improving employee recruitment and retention.”

Business for Social Responsibility. (2004). Health and wellness. Retrieved October 7, 2005, from